Improving milk quality and hygiene
A ground-breaking new pre-treatment protocol, reducing mastitis and SCC, by around 60% in just two months.
In collaboration with FutureCow
Why does it matter?
Guaranteeing milk quality is a challenge for all dairy farms. Milking processes have a direct influence on quality and hygiene. Improper pre-treatment on teats can lead to increasing mastitis cases and dirt contamination in raw milk.
Mastitis is a painful disease for animals. Microbial and or dirt contamination could also lead to penalties for farmers or even milk rejection.
How did we solve this?
We implemented a new standard pre-treatment protocol, using teat scrubbers instead of washable wipes. We provided farms with helpful technology and training, reducing the number of mastitis cases and SCC in milk by around 60% in just two months.
Opportunities for other farms?
All farms – excluding those milking by hand and those using milking robots – can replicate the mechanical teat preparation systems we set up in Belarus.
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