Hawke's Bay Today

THINGS TO DO IN THE DAIRY:

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● Focus on efficient milking routines to save on staff labour, increase paddock time for the cows and reduce the mastitis risk eg. apply MaxT.

● Effective teat-spraying is critical, killing bugs and keeping teat skin smooth and supple.

● Cleaning dirty teats makes teat spray more effective.

● Things to do with the herd.

● Detect mastitis early by stripping the herd once a week in spring, but think about how to do this efficientl­y.

● Score teat skin and teat ends once a month.

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