During the dry period, time should be set aside to review and plan mastitis management and goals for the next lactation. Staff should be involved in this so the whole team is aware of any changes to your mastitis management strategy.
Throughout the year, you should also take time to:
- Review cow numbers and set in place a purchase strategy for buying new cows
- Arrange for the milking machine to be serviced and annual maintenance completed
- Carry out farm maintenance on areas that create a risk of mastitis infections
Check mastitis records and examine udders.
Conduct annual mastitis control activities and review achievements.
Sign on for herd testing.
Service teat spray units and review teat disinfectant.
Test, service and upgrade milking machines.
Fix areas that make udders dirty.