Mastitis - it’s time to make a change

Past Event

Wed, 08 December 2021

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a webinar with Adrian Bland, Cumbrian strategic dairy farmer, and Dr James Breen while they discuss the improvements made since Adrian adopted the QuarterPRO approach to improve Somatic Cell Count (SCC) and reduce clinical mastitis case incidence in his dairy herd.

Adrian and James have worked together to generate useful data from milk recording and clinical mastitis data to identify key management areas and highlight improvements using the QuarterPRO initiative.

The webinar will also highlight:

  • Some of the key management areas that Adrian addressed and reacted upon
  • Which management changes were put in place
  • The impact these changes had on new high SCC infections
  • The available AHDB pattern specific resources and why it's important to review your mastitis infection pattern on a quarterly basis to monitor progress and changes in udder health patterns

Listen to the initial webinar with Adrian and James where they first discuss the QuarterPRO approach.

About Ninezergh Farm

The Bland family has been tenants at Ninezergh Farm since the 1960s. The farm is now being managed by Adrian Bland in partnership with his wife and father.

Based in Levens, Cumbria, the farm is split across four separate blocks with some parkland which has to be managed accordingly. The herd is currently made up of 120 autumn calving crossbred cows achieving 8,000 litres of milk per cow per year milking twice per day.

About Strategic Dairy Farms

Strategic Dairy Farms aim to help farmers learn from each other through regular on-farm meetings where we will share key performance data and showcase what the best farmers are doing. 

They form part of the Optimal Dairy Systems programme which aims to help dairy farmers reduce costs and increase efficiency by focusing on either a tight block or all-year-round calving system. 

The growing network of Strategic Dairy Farms have calculated KPIs for their enterprises which are shared at meetings and published online. These are physical and financial performance measures that are critical to success. Farmers can benchmark their businesses against these KPIs to help identify areas for improvement. 

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