Posts Tagged: dairy cattle

Made your bed? Now lie in it!

The dairy industry has seen a near complete shift from loose houses to cubicles for housing milking cows, and often for good reasons. Cubicles present a simple opportunity to increase the capacity of a cubicle house in a similar way to a dorm room in a Youth Hostel. When looking at how cows choose to… Read more »

Mastitis Meeting | Cornwall

We welcome you to join Westpoint South West for a meeting for dairy farmers to gain knowledge on preventing and treating mastitis. We will discuss ways to help you reduce costs, improve profitability and benefit your herd. The meeting will cover the following: Recap of mastitis pathogens Dry cow therapy and on farm culture Prevention… Read more »

Lameness lesions

Lameness is a perennial challenge on many dairy farms, and with a typical case costing £180, it is important from both an economic, and welfare perspective. The economic costs of a lameness case are attributed to a reduced milk yield, cost of treatment and an increase in the risk of culling but cows that are… Read more »