Are you ready for the 2022 drying-off season?
These suite of resources will provide timely messages to help prepare farmers as they move away from blanket dry-cow therapy and move towards Selective Dry Cow Therapy.
The importance of milk recording
Milk Recording Organisations offering milk recording services to Irish dairy farmers
Tipperary Coop – 062 33111
CellCheck Tip of the Month – Why milk recording is so important!
CellCheck Tip of the Month – Milk recording to identify repeat offenders
Richard O’Brien, Teagasc, Kilkenny – How to use your milk recording records
Frank O’Sullivan, Veterinary Practitioner and member of the CellCheck Technical Working Group – The benefits of milk recording
Below are a series of short video clips from farmers around the country talking about the benefits of milk recording for them.
Diarmuid Murray from Roscommon and is a Aurivo Co-Op milk supplier
Ronald and Brian Shorten from West Cork and are Lisavaird Co-Op/Carbery milk suppliers
John Fennessy from Clare and is a Dairygold Co-Op milk supplier
Sean Gibbons from Kilkenny and Gerry Lanigan from Tipperary, both are Glanbia milk suppliers
Joe Healy from Athboy and is a Lakeland Dairies milk supplier
Dylan Donnelly from Killarney and is a Kerry milk supplier
Effective tubing of cows
John O’Sullivan farmer from Whitechurch, Cork – my approach to drying off
How can I prevent new mastitis infections at drying off? – Information Fact Sheet from CellCheck Technical Working Group
The correct way to give dry cow intramammary treatments – CellCheck Farm Guidelines, Management Note D
Using teat sealers in your herd – CellCheck Farm Guidelines, Management Note E
CellCheck Top Tips at drying off
Common problems at drying-off – your questions answered. An FAQ developed by the CellCheck Technical Working Group for Irish dairy farmers
Padraig O’Connor, Dairy Technician, Teagasc and member of the CellCheck Technical Working Group – Drying off cows
Management of winter housing for the dry period
Francis Quigley, Farm Machinery & Milking Machine Specialist, Teagasc and CellCheck Technical Working Group Member
Don Crowley, Dairy Advisor, Teagasc and CellCheck Technical Working Group Member – Managing your winter housing for a successful dry period
The impact of housing on mastitis and SCC – CellCheck Farm Guidelines, Management Note L
The importance of responsible antibiotic use for human and animal health
Professor Martin Cormican, former National Clinical Lead on Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control Team in the HSE Galway
AHI Bulletin – August 2020 – What is AMR?
Responsible Antibiotic Use in Mastitis Control – CellCheck Information Leaflet