Monitor Milking Machines

Monitor Milking Machines

MONITOR MILKING MACHINES Now is a good time to review milking machine maintenance and set in place a routine for regular checks throughout the year. Milking machine problems can easily occur if the maintenance routine is not adequate or outside events such as floods,...
Mastitis in the Beefies

Mastitis in the Beefies

Mastitis in the Beefies   Mastitis is often thought of as a disease of dairy cattle. However, it has become a growing problem in the beef industry and we have seen many cases in local beef herds lately. Mastitis is the inflammation of the cow’s mammary gland,...
Left Displaced Abomasum or LDA

Left Displaced Abomasum or LDA

Left Displaced Abomasum or LDA The Abomasum is one of the stomach compartments of the cow. It normally sits on the abdominal floor, slightly to the right of the midline. Under certain circumstances it can become enlarged with fluid and gas and subsequently is...
Lameness

Lameness

Lameness Lameness is the third largest loss of income in the dairy herd, dwarfed only by mastitis and poor fertility. The economic losses of both dairy and beef cow lameness result from lost production, increased labour costs associated with treatment, and also the...