Monday, 16 October 2017 14:34

Are your milking practices "normal"?

Recent milking time visits to a number of different dairy sheds have reminded me that “normal” means different things to different people.

Published in Animal Health

“I culled the 10 highest cell count cows and the cell count didn’t change – not at all!”

Published in Animal Health

Drying-off for the spring calving cows is now fast approaching.

Published in Animal Health
Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:37

Cell count trouble - but is it old or new?

I should have been expecting the phone to drop out, but it still came as a surprise when it did!

Published in Animal Health

Russell and Stuart both manage family farms milking about 450 cows in a rotary dairy without automatic cup removers.

Published in Animal Health
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:12

Milk culture samples give a clear picture

PAUL* milks about 600 cows through a large herringbone dairy in northern Victoria.

Published in Animal Health
Monday, 14 November 2016 14:06

What is the price of risk?

RECENTLY, I dropped one of the family cars into the service centre in the morning for what I expected to be a normal routine service.  

Published in Management
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:45

Tips to weather the mastitis storm

SOME of our dairy regions have experienced a wet winter for the first time in a number of years, and many farms have found it a test of their patience as well as a test of their infrastructure and systems. 

Published in Animal Health
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 09:49

Don’t skimp on the details at milking

“WE work really hard to get the cell count down, and then it just takes off on us, and we don't seem to be able to stop it."

Published in Animal Health

WET weather and mud has returned with a vengeance, and many farms will now be calving cows in these conditions.

Published in Animal Health
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