Lowering SCC makes cents

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Reducing cost and increasing volume are profit winners for every farm, says Jeff Reneau, University of Minnesota extension dairy management specialist. Since disease is a well-known profit robber, and mastitis is one of the most expensive diseases with which dairies must deal, it makes sense and cents for you 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 here to help you get a handle on mastitis losses on your dairy and increase profitability.

Source: University of Minnesota



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