Expand your dry cow arsenal with vaccination

Arm your cows with protection against E. coli mastitis. FULL STORY »

DCHA tip of the week: Why worry about heifer mastitis?

The greatest development of milk-producing tissue in the udder occurs during the first pregnancy, so it is important to protect the mammary gland from pathogenic organisms to ensure maximum milk production during the first lactation and beyond. FULL STORY »

Control of E. coli mastitis starts with vaccination

Don’t think vaccination is important? Research shows 60 percent to 70 percent of coliform mastitis infections become clinical. FULL STORY »

Small doesn’t always mean better quality

A new study conducted by a former food science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that milk quality is higher on larger farms in Wisconsin. FULL STORY »

To treat or not to treat

"TO treat or NOT to treat"... that is the question and a decision that one or more employees makes on your dairy every day. Giving your employees the training and tools to make this decision correctly is crucial not only to the health of the individual cow but also to the profitability of your dairy business. As you know, I'm all about systems. They guide employees to make correct decisions. But for systems to work, employees must thoroughly understand them, be properly trained in them and then be given feedback about how they are doing. You can't develop the system if you don't understand the principles. This month let's talk about the principles behind the decision "should I treat this cow or not?" FULL STORY »

Current status and future challenges in mastitis research

One of the papers presented during the NMC 50th Annual Meeting earlier this year summarized the current status and future challenges in mastitis research. FULL STORY »

Milk quality from farm to table

National Dairy Month offers an opportunity for dairy producers to step back and recognize the big picture of milk quality and its impact throughout the supply chain — from farm to table. FULL STORY »

Why you should forestrip

The secret of producing high quality milk is to consistently use a well-defined milking technique by all everyone on the farm that helps to reduce pathogen exposure. Forestripping should be applied to all milking routines and is a fundamental practice that can help to greatly increase milk quality. FULL STORY »

Insect control proves essential in livestock production

Fly season is in full swing, and a Purdue Extension entomologist says insect control is essential as these pests can lead to disease and decreased growth rates in livestock. FULL STORY »

Extended mastitis control

New knowledge about the organisms that cause mastitis in dairy cows has opened the door for improved treatment approaches. FULL STORY »

Conduct a physical exam on your milking system

Just because you perform regular maintenance on your milking system, such as rebuilding pulsators, it does not mean that a routine system evaluation is unnecessary. FULL STORY »

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