Booklet guidance on cleaner milk
CLEAN milk production is the focus of the latest How to booklet from NMR.
It points out that by meeting somatic cell count and Bactoscan bands a 100-cow herd averaging 6000 litres could increase its income by £2400/year. High cell count herds face reduced yields, higher vet and medicine costs and the prospect of an increased cull rate.
The publication, which includes industry targets and current legislation concerning herd health and hygiene, is available free to the first 100 FW farmer readers contacting NMR on 0345-660236.