Dairy Hygiene News

  • Knockrivoch Farm Customer Story

    Dougie Hogarth from Knockrivoch Farm in Ayrshire, Scotland installed the ADF System in January 2018. “We initially installed ADF to be a milking time and labour saving tool, which has certainly happened. Our SCC and rates of mastitis have also improved since the ADF went in. SCC is at 70 and mastitis rate is 11/100 cows. The real surprise has been the efficiency of the ADF and chemical ...


    By ADF Milking Ltd

  • Don’t let poor parlour hygiene ruin the quality of your milk

    Every dairy farmer knows the importance of keeping their milking parlour clean and hygienic to prevent mastitis cases and improve milk quality. However, you may not be aware of just how many factors come into play in order to keep parlour hygiene at its best. Issues with high somatic cell count (SCC) or mastitis can cost farmers time and money to fix, not to mention milk quality and quantity ...


    By ADF Milking Ltd

  • Top milk in Cow Town

    Dairy enthusiasm does not get any bigger than in the Western Australian hamlet of Cowaramup, where cows are worshipped, in art and in life. About a three-hour drive south of Perth, the idyllic locale affectionately known as ‘Cow Town’ is home to 42 Friesian sculptures and dairy farmer of 55 years Rodney May, his wife Nicole and their four children. The family own 235 hectares of ...


    By Dairy Australia

  • Dairy farmers get new Johne`s Disease score

    AUSTRALIAN Dairy Farmers (ADF) has unveiled a revised risk-profiling score to assess and manage the likelihood of Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) in dairy cattle. The revised Johne’s Disease Dairy Score has been developed in consultation with industry veterinarians, Animal Health Australia and State Dairy Farming Organisations to: Provide an easily interpreted score for ...

  • SFA Celebrates World Soil Day as Timely Events Approach

    Today, Dec. 5, is World Soil Day, which the United Nations has marked to “celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing.” ...

  • Ambic Introduces Upgrade to its Dip Cup Range

    Ambic is updating its dip cup range with the addition of an innovative new Uptake Tube Adaptor which fits to the bottom of the uptake tube. It ensures that minimal teat dip chemical is left in the bottom of the dip cup bottle and prevents the uptake tube from ‘bottoming out’ when the dip cup is depressed to dispense teat dip chemical. ...


    By Ambic Equipment Limited

  • Moving Toward a National Solution for Dairy Cattle Traceability: DairyTrace

    Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) and Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) are very pleased with the significant progress made towards achieving the dairy cattle industry goal of a national traceability system, called DairyTrace. Dairy farmers want to provide consumers with the knowledge that we have very high standards in Canada for dairy cattle traceability, so they can better understand where their food ...


    By Dairy Farmers of Canada

  • Hydro Systems to Debut Dositec Electromagnetic System at the Clean Show

    Hydro Systems, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of proportioning and dispensing systems, will highlight its new Dositec Electromagnetic System at booth 1217 at the Clean™ Show in Las Vegas, June 5-8. The new multi-washer ...

  • RABDF Prince Philip Award goes to DeLaval

    DeLaval has been presented with the RABDF Prince Philip Award by His Royal Highness at Buckingham Palace, this week. The honour was made to the global dairy equipment company for research and development in the field of dairy farming and the most practical, relevant and best technical exhibit at Livestock Event 2015. “We feel honoured and privileged to win this award for Herd Navigator, a ...

  • £6m funding to improve UK livestock health

    Funding for eight projects that aim to improve the health of livestock within the UK has been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC). The club, whose members include Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and other industry organisations, has allocated over £6 million in the second round of funding. In total, £10.8 million of ARC grant funding has ...

  • Erica Barks Ruggles Talks About her Work as American Ambassador to Rwanda

    In an interview with ABC Newspapers last week, Erica spoke about her work in the east Central African Republic. With 23 years of experience as Foreign Service officer in India, Norway and South Africa and having served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Barks Ruggles began her three-year tour of service in Rwanda in January this year. “I’m thrilled to ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Ohio State Workshop to Offer Insight on Dairy Reproduction and Genomics

    Dairy producers who want to take more control over the profit potential of their future herds may want to consider genomic testing, which can help identify which heifers to raise that are genetically superior and will offer producers the best return on investment, said an Ohio State University Extension veterinarian. Genomic testing can allow dairy producers to identify specific DNA markers for ...


    By Ohio State University

  • DairyTuner: more than just advice!

    We are independent dairy consultants with a focus on TMR rations. In the last 20 years DairyTuner has supported dairymen in Europe and the United States. To support dairy consultancy, the sophisticated,’ first of its kind’ DairyTuner weighing system was introduced and developed to manage rations and feed efficiency. DairyTuner is the ultimate tool to receive precise dry matter intake ...


    By Dairytuner B.V.

  • DP MP Highlights Need For Westminster Action On Falling Milk Prices

    Dairy farmers across the UK have been affected by global milk process drops, largely accountable to the fact that global production has been extremely strong, while demands from large consumers, such as China, have fallen, according to Farming Life. Farming Life reveals how DUP MP, David Simpson, visited Fane Valley Co-op in Northern Ireland to discuss a wide variety of issues facing the Northern ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • NRDC Sues EPA to Block New Pesticide That Threatens Monarch Butterflies, Human Health

    The Natural Resources Defense Council today filed suit to block the use of a powerful, newly approved weed killer that will wreak further destruction on monarch butterfly populations already devastated by agricultural chemicals and poses risks to human health. The suit was filed in the D.C. Circuit court immediately after the Environmental Protection Agency approved the use of “Enlist ...

  • Genome analysis helps in breeding more robust cows

    Genome analysis of 234 bulls has put researchers, including several from Wageningen Livestock Research, on the trail of DNA variants which influence particular characteristics in breeding bulls. For example, two variants have proven responsible for disruptions to the development of embryos and for curly hair, which is disadvantageous because more ticks and parasites occur in curly hair than in ...

  • Livestock Event National Dairy Show Results 2014

    Stall bookings for cattle reached record levels at the Livestock Event, at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 2 and 3 Thursday July. Over 200 stalls were allocated for the National Dairy Show, together with over 145 pedigree beef cattle. “Last year visitors requested more livestock, consequently the event featured more space for dairy cows, more beef with three national shows for ...

  • Livestock Event: Farm Health Planning Seminars – The Joint Farmer- Vet Approach

    Farmers and their vets will be teaming up to share how they have proactively addressed some of the most common and challenging health issues found on  beef and dairy units in the Farm Health Planning seminars to be staged at Livestock Event at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 July. Organised by the Cattle Health and Welfare Group and chaired by British Cattle Veterinary ...

  • Recommendations can change, thanks to new findings

    Science informs the decisions farmers make in producing food and affects the food purchasing decisions made by consumers. Sometimes, long-held scientific recommendations change, and such a paradigm shift is afoot for fluid milk. Last week, a ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • Milk and dairy hold potential for improving nutrition of world’s poor

    Milk and dairy products hold huge potential to improve nutrition and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of poor people across the world, according to a new FAO publication launched today. The book, Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition, says governments should be investing more in programmes that make milk and dairy ...

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