Heat stress is the driving force behind the dreaded summer milk slump, costing up to $5.60 per cow per day in lost profit. As your local weather forecast starts to heat up, follow these seven steps to help beat the summer heat.
With more than 40 years of experience as a veterinarian, Dr. Russ Weston has been involved in improving milk quality issues on a number of farms. He spoke earlier this year at the Illinois Dairy Summit and outlined seven steps to treat and reduce the spread of mastitis.
Adult cow death loss is right around 10 percent for most U.S. dairy herds, but Colorado State University’s Dr. Franklyn Garry believes doing one thing could significantly reduce the number of cows that die on your dairy.
At the Illinois Dairy Summit, held earlier this year, a local dairy producer discussed milk quality and how he addresses it in his day-to-day farm operations. He gave several tips on what he does to reduce somatic cell counts and the incidence of mastitis.
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