Reducing cost and increasing volume are profit-winners for every farm, says Jeff Reneau, University of Minnesota extension dairy management specialist. For example, mastitis is a well-known profit-robber. It is one of the most expensive health problems, so it makes sense (and cents) to tackle it head on.

“Estimated mastitis losses for the U.S. dairy industry are $1 billion per year,” he says. “Ninety percent of this loss is lost production.”

Use the recommendations outlined in the following link to help you get a handle on mastitis losses on your dairy and increase profitability.

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