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Dry cow management pays
Posted by Bernie Kwaku

Maintaining healthy udders during the dry period is a key focus at Optima Dairy in Friona, Texas. Koen Ally, dairy owner, says that concentrating on udder health during the dry period helps cows produce more, quality milk. Optima Dairy uses the dry period to treat subclinical mastitis and get the udder completely healthy again for the next lactation.

Here are ways a dry cow management can help your dairy:

  • Lower somatic cell counts when dry cows re-enter lactation
  • Reduce mastitis outbreaks during lactation
  • Lower treatment costs and associated labor costs
  • Add potential extra milk quality premiums to the dairy

 Learn more from Koen Alley in this video on dry cow management.

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