Milk quality experts gather for NMC Annual meeting
More than 420 milk quality, mastitis and udder health researchers, dairy producers and dairy industry partners attended the National Mastitis Council (NMC) 53rd Annual Meeting held Jan. 26-28, in Fort Worth, Texas. FULL STORY »
How good is your pre-milking teat prep?
Because mastitis pathogens are intermittently shed into the milk, single day bulk tank samples are not reliable indicators of the absence of contagious mastitis infections. However, research has shown when 3 or more consecutive daily bulk tank samples are taken and pooled for culturing, test results are dependable. FULL STORY »
Fly control fundamentals
Controlling flies is a critical element in preventing mastitis infections in heifers. University of Georgia researcher Steve Nickerson discusses the importance of fly control and offers management advice in a new technical white paper. FULL STORY »
Assessing risks for mastitis and antibiotic use in dairy herds
Measures to control mastitis are fairly well established and known, yet mastitis control is still weak on some farms. Assessing risks for mastitis can help identify where improvements can be made. FULL STORY »
Culture mastitis bugs to improve your treatment aim
Milk culture can be used as a tool to improve your knowledge of the bacteria causing mastitis on your farm. Learn about it at an upcoming workshop. FULL STORY »
Registration open for National Mastitis Council meeting
The registration deadline for the National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting, July 23-24, is fast approaching. FULL STORY »
The virtues of sand
Sand has been called the gold standard of bedding materials for dairy cows. A new podcast from Purdue Extension discusses why sand makes such an exceptional lying surface for cows. FULL STORY »
Strategies to stamp out stable flies
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are developing improved methods to locate stable fly habitats, finding easier and more efficient ways to control them. FULL STORY »
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