Hot weather

  • Heat increases mastitis risk

    Cow in a hot, dry paddock

    Once again, this could be a long, hot summer.

    Farms expecting these conditions will now be making plans to help the cows cope with the heat, especially in those regions where temperatures and/or humidity can be extreme.

    For those farms wanting more information, or to check their current strategy, Dairy Australia's Cool Cows website (www.coolcows.com.au) is a fabulous resource with a large amount of information to assist herds in managing heat stress.

  • Paper towel holster/dispenser

    Belt mounted paper towel holster

    We saw this great idea for a paper towel holster/dispenser last week.

    Paper towels are always at the ready if needed - every teat that gets washed, gets dried!

    It is just one of the protocols put in place that are really making a difference on this farm.

    Want more hints on washing & drying?

    Here's a link for some hints on easy washing & drying - "Wash & Dry" >>> 

  • Will a heatwave affect your risk of mastitis?

    Summer has arrived and temperatures are soaring, especially in Northern Victoria, and farms expecting these conditions will be making plans to help the cows cope with the heat.

    Echuca forecast for a heat wave

    Source: www.eldersweather.com.au - 13/1/2014

    Dairy Australia's Cool Cows website (www.coolcows.com.au) has a large amount of information to assist herds in managing heat stress.

    However, there is commonly an increase in the risk of mastitis under these conditions – is it possible to reduce or at least manage that risk?

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