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Robotic milking technology can make many dairy operations more efficient, but only if producers have excellent cow management strategies in place to ensure successful milk production.

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The use of a laboratory to identify and diagnose mastitis has been in practice for decades by veterinary practitioners focused on animal health in dairy production animals. As such, it remains one of the most powerful tools to this day in achieving excellent udder health.

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The milking parlor is the “heart” of your operation. It’s the harvest point for you and your herd’s hard work – but with all the other complexities of running a dairy, it can be taken for granted and overlooked.

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As management and genetics improve, the average bulk tank somatic cell count (SCC) may decline. Bulk tank SCC is a combination of the milk of all cows, so high-SCC cows are diluted by low-SCC cows.

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Each case of mastitis in the first 30 days of lactation can be extremely costly to the dairy. Direct economic losses include diagnostics and treatment, veterinary fees, milk withhold and death loss.

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At approximately 5% of the dairy farm’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint, energy use is one of the smallest on-farm contributors when compared to manure management and feed production.

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