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When the 14 dairy inspectors and three interstate milk shipment (IMS) officers in Minnesota compared notes, they found several common areas where farms are marked for a milk inspection debit.

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Just like thumbprints, no two robotic milking startups are exactly the same. If the technology is the same from farm to farm, then why are there differences?

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When are heifers “all grown up?” Not really until at least the end of their first lactation. And cows are not considered mature until around their third lactation. Look at the data in Table 1 from a herd database.

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“What is my somatic cell count (SCC)?”

“How can I lower my SCC?”

“My cell count is going up; it must be the dip.”

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In a consumer-driven market like the dairy industry, the demand for high-quality milk is sought after more than ever. Consumers want to be confident in the dairy products they are purchasing, and producers are cognizant of that.

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If you’re a huge fan of TED Talks, you might already be familiar with the secret language of bacteria, scientifically known as quorum sensing.

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