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We have a new service: In-house milk cultures!

By |2018-11-19T09:00:00+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services, MilkWise|Tags: , , , , |

The last few months we have been trialling a new system for milk cultures at the clinic. Compared to other systems we think it offers our farmers great value for money. How much will it cost? $23 (inc GST) per sample, regardless of the number submitted. This will be a substantial saving for you, especially

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Taiwan Trip 2018

By |2018-08-13T11:34:11+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , |

By Zoe Vogels Last month I came back from another 10-day trip to Taiwan – myself and colleague Liz Bramley gave presentations to farmers and vets on milk quality and visited a few of Taiwan’s 500-odd dairy farms. With a population of ~23 million living in an area the quarter of the size of Tasmania,

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Abrupt or gradual cessation of milking at dry off; which method is best?

By |2018-08-26T19:22:00+00:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , |

Abrupt or gradual cessation of milking at dry off; which method is best? By Dr Peter Younis For many years the recommendation from Countdown has been that abrupt cessation of milking should be practiced for cows giving less than 12 litres per day. For cows producing more than this, it is desirable to reduce production

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The importance of teat spray

By |2018-08-26T19:32:05+00:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: Farm Services|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dr Zoe Vogels Most bacteria that cause mastitis get into the udder through the teat canal. It follows that the more we can reduce bacteria on the teat end, the better we can reduce the risk of mastitis. Post milking teat spray is important for two reasons: the first is that it helps kill any

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