“Something has changed. I just can’t figure it out – it’s not wet, and there is no mud.”
This was Jeff’s first comment when I returned his phone call couple of months ago.
Jeff* and his wife Karen* milk 650 cows through a 60 stand rotary dairy in Northern Victoria.
They had done a lot of work to get their mastitis to where they were now reasonably comfortable – Bulk Milk Cell Count (BMCC) sat between 100,000 and 110,000 cells/ml, and clinical case rates of mastitis were well below the Countdown trigger point of 2 cases per 100 milking cows per month.