LATEST NEWS FROM Milk Quality

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15:46PM Jun 12, 2020

Reduce Antibiotic Usage with On-Farm Culturing Technology

Taylor Leach
AgWeb Contributor

Setting up an on-farm culturing machine is relatively simple and fairly inexpensive, .

10:46AM Apr 28, 2020

Milking Time Hygiene Can Reduce Spore Counts

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Spore forming bacteria survive pasteurization and affect the quality of dairy products such as fluid milk and milk powders.

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11:17AM Mar 17, 2020

Checklist for Making Selective Dry Cow Therapy Work

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

Selective dry cow therapy can be done, but is not for the faint of heart.

09:12AM Mar 10, 2020

Do You Beat Your State Average for Somatic Cells?

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

U.S. herds have averaged less than 200,000 cells/mL for the third consecutive year in a row.

15:47PM Feb 20, 2020

Damp Towels Could be Affecting Your Somatic Cell Count

Taylor Leach
AgWeb Contributor

Inappropriate cloth towel management can lead to increased somatic cell counts, clinical mastitis cases, total bacteria counts, treatment costs, and reduced milk production.

08:33AM Feb 13, 2020

Mastitis Guide Now Available in Spanish

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

The Guide illustrates the interactions of many of the agents that cause mastitis.

11:03AM Jan 07, 2020

Antibiotic Residues in Milk Continue to Drop

Jim Dickrell
Dairy Editor

​​​​​​​Antibiotic residues in milk reached their lowest level in 24 years.