Mastitis

Clinical and subclinical mastitis are problems which are common to many dairy herds. Using information from the milk recording organisations each month, we can look at the infection levels within a herd and advise when action is required. Some farmers like us to provide this service each month; others call us in when they have a particular issue to deal with. Jane has a particular interest in mastitis and is a DairyCo mastitis plan deliverer. This plan takes a very thorough look at all the aspects of farm management which have an effect on mastitis. Data analysis and a farm visit are carried out to identify the main problem areas, and then straightforward advice is given on which actions are required to tackle the problem.