CellCheck Virtual Week

CellCheck Virtual Week is a week-long programme of information and resources to help farmers as they begin to consider their plan for drying-off this winter.  These resources will provide timely messages be help prepare farmers as we move towards the changes in antibiotic usage from January 2022.  Each day there will be a new focus with videos and other resources posted relating to the key message of the day.

Welcome to the CellCheck Virtual Week.  Each day we will have a new CellCheck message as we countdown to the 2021 dry-off season.

Let’s Talk Dairy Webinar with Don Crowley and Stuart Childs – 28th October

Friday – 22nd October CellCheck Virtual Week Wrap up

How to apply for a free Dry Cow Consult

Finola McCoy, CellCheck Programme Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                        

Let’s Talk Dairy Webinar with Stuart Childs talking to Finola McCoy and Willie Buckley – 21st of October

Thursday – 21st October – 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

Frank O’Sullivan, Veterinary Practitioner and member of the CellCheck Technical Working Group

Below are a series of short video clips from farmers around the country talking about the benefits of milk recording for them.

Farmers in the Arrabawn Co-Op area on their experiences of milk recording

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        

Wednesday – 20th October – 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

Pablo Silvo Bolona, Researcher, Teagasc Moorepark and member of the CellCheck Technical Working Group

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        

Tuesday – 19th October – 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

The impact of housing on mastitis and SCC – CellCheck Farm Guidelines, Management Note L

CellCheck Housing Leaflet Checklist

                                                                                                                                                                                        

Monday – 18th October – The importance of responsible antibiotic use for human and animal health

Professor Martin Cormican, National Clinical Lead on Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control Team in the HSE Galway

Frank O’Sullivan – Veterinary Practitioner and CellCheck Technical Working Group Member

AHI Bulletin – August 2020 – What is AMR?

Responsible Antibiotic Use in Mastitis Control – CellCheck Information Leaflet

Let’s Talk Dairy Webinar with Stuart Childs talking on winter housing for the dry period – 14th October