Quality milk begins with attention to detail.

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May 12 2016
Every hour of the day counts; don't let time spent in the holding area become a detriment to cow health and comfort. by Hoard's Dairyman staff A row of positive pressure ventilation tubes can evenly distribute...
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Nov. 4 2015
Maximize heifers' udder health by Amy Harding, Steve Nickerson, Felicia Kautz, Lane Ely and David Hurley The authors are in the University of Georgia's Animal and Dairy Science Department. Bred heifers...
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June 24 2013
Generalmente creemos que el ordeño es una operación independiente del resto de la granja porque la rutina de ordeño empieza y termina en la sala, pero en realidad es un esfuerzo en...
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May 20 2013
It usually takes two to tango in the parlor, but your routine begins and ends in the barn. Once the unit is on, check your alignment - it's one of the most neglected areas in milking. by Rick D. Watters...
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Jan. 4 2013
They produce the highest quality milk These farms pair preventative practices with effective mastitis treatment. The six Platinum winners in this year's National Dairy Quality Awards competition work closely...
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March 29 2012
by David A. Rhoda, D.V.M. The author is a senior partner in the Evansville Veterinary Service, Evansville, Wis. Amy's bulk tank SCC (BTSCC) varied from 250,000 to 500,000 and occasionally would be over...
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Jan. 5 2012
61st Annual Hoard's Dairyman Round Table: How the top herds produce high-quality milk Top-quality milk: what it takes Here's a detailed look at the practices of the five Platinum winners in the National...
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March 16 2011
Relentless attention to details sets these National Dairy Quality Award winners apart. They're on top of everything from fastidious stall care to meticulous milking and from frequent use of CMT paddles...
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Sept. 22 2010
The deeper the "mud", the dirtier the udder By Noritsugu Ade, D.V.M, a veterinarian in Hokkaido Japan. He works for Total Herd Management Services-Japan. Contributing authors were veterinarians: Ichiro...
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July 30 2010
Err on the side of safety to avoid milk residues This article is from the website of NMC, a global organization for mastitis control and milk quality. See nmconline.org. It was adopted from the University...
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July 28 2010
The milking system checks you need by Gaylen Guyer, William Kilmer, and Tom McCaulley Guyer and McCaulley are Land O'Lakes milk production specialists based in Wisconsin. Kilmer is an MPS based in Pennsylvania....
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April 28 2010
Compost barns helping udder health and cow comfort By Arvid Fristad The author is a Milk Production Specialist with Land O'Lakes, Inc. Compost, when managed correctly, can serve as a great tool to improve...
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April 28 2010
59th Annual Hoard's Dairyman Round Table Low numbers add up to top quality milk Rock-bottom SCCs and bacteria counts put these seven operations at the pinnacle of milk quality. Here, they share how it's...
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April 28 2010
Mastitis control hinges on dry and fresh cow care Much mastitis starts during the dry period and in the fresh cow pen. That's where you can make the most progress. By Pamela J. Ruegg The author is a professor...
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April 28 2010
Getting the mastitis numbers we need by David A. Rhoda D.V.M The author is a senior partner in the Evansville Veterinary Service, Evansville, Wis. Consistency is an important factor in caring for cows,...
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April 28 2010
Ten tips to bolster milking performance by Pam Ruegg, D.V.M. The author is a milk quality specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Now would be a good time to review common confusions on your...
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April 28 2010
Not all mastitis cases hurt us the same way by Julia Hertl The author is a research aide in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. As every dairy producer knows, clinical...
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April 28 2010
Are solids a solid bedding? Dried manure solids can make cents, and here's research that says it makes sense from a cow health perspective. By Mary Schwarz and Jean Bonhotal The authors are with the Cornell...
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April 28 2010
Poor-quality milk has hidden costs by Arvid Fristad, Tim Raasch, and Don Breiner Fristad and Raasch are Land O'Lakes milk production specialists based in Minnesota and South Dakota, respectively. Breiner...
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April 28 2010
Type of mastitis affects your loss by Julia Hertl The author is a research aide in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. In a previous article (August 10, 2009, issue,...