1. Does touching teats spread mastitis?

    DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Lacy-Hulbert ‘hands’ you the answer.

  2. Using data for mastitis detection

    On-farm technologies can measure individual cow performance and behaviour on a daily basis.

  3. Antibiotics: changing how we look after dairy cows

    Learn how to better target dairy cows for antibiotic treatments, to help halt the spread of antibiotic resistance and reduce our reliance on these drugs.

  4. Mastitis

    Udder health and milk quality are important to farm productivity and profitability. Every farm stands to gain from less mastitis. Find out more.

  5. Managing animal health

    Ensuring animal health issues are dealt with effectively is very important, particularly as herd sizes become larger.

  6. Cluster removal

    All milkers should know how to remove clusters correctly - clusters which are left on too long result in over-milking, liner creep and teat end damage.

  7. Teat spraying

    Teat spraying is critical for maintaining teat skin health and controlling mastitis during lactation.

  8. Teat washing

    Teat preparation before milking can involve the cleaning and/or massaging of teats before the cups are attached.

  9. Cluster attachment

    Attaching clusters is a major part of the milking routine and if not done correctly can cause teat damage, cup slipping, and lead to mastitis.