On a typical dairy farm, the milking process contributes about 60% of the risk of mastitis on that farm.
Countdown has given us a great set of definitions for best practice, and Dairy Focus has now added the ability to precisely assess and measure each element of mastitis risk in the dairy and then combine them into an Overall Mastitis Risk Score.
We have now scored nearly 100 dairy sheds around Australia using the Dairy Focus Mastitis Risk Assessment,
The results show the key factors most commonly associated with increased risk of mastitis in our herds.
We have summarised these findings in a newsletter - Managing Mastitis Risk in Lactation - The Dairy.