Milk recording will become a mandatory process for purposes of milk sales in conjunction with antibiotic usage for dry cow therapy
2nd March 2020
On farm calls in Derry today, farmers are faced with a situation where milk recording was not an issue in the past but will be in the future if dry cow therapy regulations are implemented. Farmers will only be able to selectively use dry cow therapy in conjunction with a veterinary surgeon and milk recording data.
There is a lot of additional information that can be harvested from milk recorded data as management tool for the dairy herd. Farmers will need a lot of useful data in terms of cows to be retained in the herd and cows to be replacements in the future.