Are you ready for the drying-off season?

These suite of resources will provide timely messages to help farmers as they move away from blanket dry-cow therapy and move towards Selective Dry Cow Therapy.

How to apply for a free Dry Cow Consult

How to apply for a free Cell Count Solutions Consult

                                                                                                                                                                                 

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

CellCheck Housing Leaflet Checklist

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 milk recording

Milk Recording Organisations offering milk recording services to Irish dairy farmers

Why Milk Record?

Tipperary Coop – 062 33111

CellCheck Tip of the Month – Preparing for drying off

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.

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 Tirlán milk suppliers

Joe Healy from Athboy and is a Lakeland Dairies milk supplier

Dylan Donnelly from Killarney and is a Kerry milk supplier

                                                                                                                                                                                      

The importance of responsible antibiotic use for human and animal health

Responsible Antibiotic Use in Mastitis Control – CellCheck Information Leaflet

Caroline Garvan SVI, Antimicrobial and Antiparasitic Resistance Section, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – 2023 DAFM Update

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