Over recent years at LLM we have seen some excellent reductions in the incidence of mastitis on farms, with many units achieving targets of <20 cases per 100 cows per year (half of the 40 cases/100 cows/year of 20 years ago!), whilst a few are managing single figure incidences. This […]
We’ve recently been pouring over the new Dairy Antimicrobial Focus Report which was launched by Kingshay in February. A few of the key highlights for you:
- 79% of herds achieved the Ruma 2020 target of 21 mg/kg PCU by March 2021
- 98% reduction in use of critically important antibiotics […]
With the new processor regulation changes (especially Tesco and Arla 360) coming into action this October and the increasing spotlight on reducing antibiotic use, there is further pressure for farmers to start or do more selective dry cow therapy (where you use just sealants on healthy low cell count cows […]
How does this sound:
47% reduction in dry cow antibiotic use and a saving of £850
This was achieved through a selective dry cow therapy (SDCT) project we organised with Farming Connect on a client’s 180 cow unit, for a full year. The […]
With increasing spotlight on reducing antibiotic use, some farmers are doing more selective dry cow therapy.
It is important to remember that dry cow antibiotics have played a very important role in combating mastitis issues and reducing herd cell counts. It’s selective for a good […]
By only using antibiotic treatments on the cows that really need it at drying off, you can save money by instantly reducing your farm’s use of antibiotics, without increasing your risk of disease.
Gwen Rees and Elanco give us six things about selective dry cow therapy that you need to know […]