In this section you will hear the real-life experience of New Zealand dairy farmers who have used SmartSAMM tools and resources to improve mastitis control on their farms.
A service like no udder
Over the past 12 months, Waikato dairy farmer Tony Prince has seen a dramatic decrease in his herd’s bulk milk somatic cell count (BMSCC), from over 250,000 to 160,000 cells/ml.
Finding a new normal
Waikato dairy farmers Stewart and Kathryn Anderson no longer dread late night phone calls from their milk supply company.
Healthy Udder gets it right
Updated: 18 May 2014
It was a costly, yet simple mistake that led to Te Awamutu farm manager Don Hunt implementing a system based on Healthy Udder.
Huge drop in clinical mastitis
Taking part in a regional project has paid off for a Bay of Plenty farm, with clinical mastitis rates dropping by 84 percent - giving other farmers encouragement that mastitis can improve on their farms too.