Top Farmers Know-How is a reference library of industry best practice for some key animal health management areas. This is an investment from MSD Animal Health to help farmers succeed by helping fine‑tune systems that may not be working as well as you like.
Mastitis is the most common disease of dairy cattle, so every dairy farmer can benefit from knowing how to best manage mastitis at any time of the year.
Drying off is the single most important event of the year for managing mastitis in your herd. What you do now by way of dry off management can dramatically affect herd health and milk quality next season.
Calves are the future of every dairy farm; reviewing best practice calf rearing, including colostrum management, could make or break the spring.
BVD is a complicated and costly disease which is widespread in NZ. Your ability to identify and prevent BVD within your herd can significantly affect productivity and profitability.