Tag: Mastitis

Lydia, an organic dairy cow, was due to deliver her calf in January but a chronic case of mastitis was proving incurable with antibiotics.  Her conventional vet had treated her quickly and the organic farm followed their usual strict protocols in order to get the swiftest response from Lydia, but repeated doses of antibiotics and good animal husbandry made no difference.… ...

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Graham Mackay was herdsman for J Downes and Son when he took the HAWL course. He looked after 150 Friesian cows plus followers. Angus cross calves were reared for beef. They had a rolling 12 month SCC – 150 000, calving interval of 405 days, successful first insemination of 65%, average service 1.6. A year after taking the course he sent us this report.… ...

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