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Measuring Success

How do you Measure success regarding milk quality? Check out these key performance indicators for microbial quality bulk milk to see how your farm is performing. Key performance indicators and sources of typical bacteria used to troubleshoot problems with bacteriological quality of raw bulk milk. Other key performance indicators include: • Qualitative bulk milk cultures […]

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Clandeboye Champion Willow Cow

Measuring Success

How do you measure success regarding milk quality? Check out these key performance indicators for milking systems & performance to see how your farm is performing. Selected key performance indicators (KPI) for milking systems and milking performance Other key performance indicators include: • Qualitative bulk milk cultures • Milking systems & performance • Subclinical mastitis UW-Milk Quality promotes […]

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Close up of mastitis on a cow's udder

Mastitis Treatment Protocols and Key Performance Indicators

Mastitis treatment protocols more than answer what antibiotic to use, how often to use it and at what volume. Mastitis control programs need a comprehensive plan, everything from cow identification, defining clinical cases, reviewing complete milking procedures, training milk technicians, testing milking equipment, sampling bulk milk, recording treatment, and following milk withholding times. Treatment protocols are […]

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Holstein cow's udder with mastitis

Measuring Success

How do you measure success regarding milk quality? Check out these key  performance indicators for subclinical mastitis to see how your farm is performing. Calculation of suggested key performance indicators for subclinical mastitis Indicator Calculation Suggested Goal Prevalence Number of cows with SCC > linear score 4a divided by the number of cows with somatic cell counts <15% […]

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Cow laying in the straw

Measuring Success

How do you measure success regarding milk quality? Check out these key  performance indicators for qualitative bulk milk cultures to see how your farm is performing. Key performance indicator (KPI), sources and suggested interpretation of bulk tank milk culture results. a    Interpretation Isolation of any colonies indicates likely presence of infected cows For both pathogens, isolation […]

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