What mastitis bugs grow on your farm?

Mastitis is one of the biggest concerns for milk producers; and the most expensive - it costs farmers $200 per cow, per year; which totals over US$130 million in losses to the industry annually.
Mastitis is one of the biggest concerns for milk producers; and the most expensive - it costs farmers $200 per cow, per year; which totals over US$130 million in losses to the industry annually.
The dairy industry must play a key role in helping prevent antibiotic resistance, the Australian Dairy Conference in February was told.
08 Apr 19 The dairy industry must play a key role in helping prevent antibiotic resistance, the Australian Dairy Conference in February was told.
Groups of producers from across Australia are jumping on the biosecurity bandwagon and ramping up their on-farm disease surveillance through a program called the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) Ready Project.
30 Mar 19 Groups of producers from across Australia are jumping on the biosecurity bandwagon and ramping up their on-farm disease surveillance through a program called the Foot-and-Mouth Disease...
Biosecurity on farm is one of those things where the government and industry get together and develop policies and plans and farmers are expected to implement them. It's all too hard, right?
24 Mar 19 Biosecurity on farm is one of those things where the government and industry get together and develop policies and plans and farmers are expected to implement them. It's all too hard,...
Keeping a dry cow cool and comfortable is beneficial to it, its calf and a dairy farmers' bottom line, according to US animal scientist Geoff Dahl, who recently presented at a Dairy-SA Heat Stress Management Workshop at Meningie in South Australia.
04 Feb 19 Keeping a dry cow cool and comfortable is beneficial to it, its calf and a dairy farmers' bottom line, according to US animal scientist Geoff Dahl, who recently presented at a Dairy-SA...
At the herd level, culturing milk samples is a really useful practice. The type of mastitis being dealt with can greatly influence control and prevention strategy.
31 Jan 19 At the herd level, culturing milk samples is a really useful practice. The type of mastitis being dealt with can greatly influence control and prevention strategy.
Tim Humphris was appointed leader of the InCalf program in July 2018. He has been working in northern Victoria for the past 25 years, 10 as a dairy farmer and 15 as a dairy vet.
22 Jan 19 Tim Humphris was appointed leader of the InCalf program in July 2018. He has been working in northern Victoria for the past 25 years, 10 as a dairy farmer and 15 as a dairy vet.
A Canadian researcher wants to hear from Australian dairy farmers about their experiences with Bovine Johne's Disease.
31 Dec 18 A Canadian researcher wants to hear from Australian dairy farmers about their experiences with Bovine Johne's Disease.
Easy-to-implement, low-cost measures are being used to reduce heat stress and keep cows cool heading into summer.
03 Dec 18 Easy-to-implement, low-cost measures are being used to reduce heat stress and keep cows cool heading into summer.
FUNDING research into sub-clinical mastitis in dairy herds continues to be the focus of Western Dairy’s veterinary scholarship program.
17 Oct 18 FUNDING research into sub-clinical mastitis in dairy herds continues to be the focus of Western Dairy’s veterinary scholarship program.
Wet muddy weather can lead to an increase in environmental mastitis cases, especially if cows are calving or lying in contaminated boggy areas.
27 Jul 18 Wet muddy weather can lead to an increase in environmental mastitis cases, especially if cows are calving or lying in contaminated boggy areas.
A group of Western Australian scientists have made a promising start to developing a vaccine for mastitis.
24 Jul 18  1 A group of Western Australian scientists have made a promising start to developing a vaccine for mastitis.
Research showing fewer than one-in-10 dairyfarmers still dock cows' tails has prompted renewed calls for farmers to eradicate the practice altogether.
23 May 18 Research showing fewer than one-in-10 dairyfarmers still dock cows' tails has prompted renewed calls for farmers to eradicate the practice altogether.
A SOUTH East South Australian dairy consultant is one of four up-and-coming scientists set to travel to the United States to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.
15 May 18 A SOUTH East South Australian dairy consultant is one of four up-and-coming scientists set to travel to the United States to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.
A new biological worm control product has been approved for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
14 May 18 A new biological worm control product has been approved for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
When lame cows are noticed it is imperative that they have their feet picked up and checked so that the cause of the lameness can be remedied
13 Feb 18 When lame cows are noticed it is imperative that they have their feet picked up and checked so that the cause of the lameness can be remedied
Contaminated silage is being blamed for a recent case of botulism in which a number of dairy cows died in the Shoalhaven.
08 Feb 18 Contaminated silage is being blamed for a recent case of botulism in which a number of dairy cows died in the Shoalhaven.
Gippsland farmers are being urged to consider zinc oxide supplements with reports of alarmingly high spore counts that could quickly lead to facial eczema outbreaks.
06 Feb 18 Gippsland farmers are being urged to consider zinc oxide supplements with reports of alarmingly high spore counts that could quickly lead to facial eczema outbreaks.
After seeing the impact of a record-breaking heat wave in the summer of 2012-13 on their cows, the Young family knew they needed to do more to manage heat stress.
05 Feb 18 After seeing the impact of a record-breaking heat wave in the summer of 2012-13 on their cows, the Young family knew they needed to do more to manage heat stress.
DAIRYFARMERS across mainland Australia use shade and evaporative cooling to keep their milking herds cool over the hot months.
15 Jan 18 DAIRYFARMERS across mainland Australia use shade and evaporative cooling to keep their milking herds cool over the hot months.
Tasmania's 2015 Dairy Share Farmers of the Year have used an accredited Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) member for the past 11 years.
02 Oct 17 Tasmania's 2015 Dairy Share Farmers of the Year have used an accredited Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) member for the past 11 years.
DATA and sample collection from working dairy farms has started for a Western Australian research project aiming to improve early identification of highly contagious mastitis in dairy herds.
25 Jul 17 DATA and sample collection from working dairy farms has started for a Western Australian research project aiming to improve early identification of highly contagious mastitis in dairy...
Different antibiotics work in different ways
Need to consider location of infection, possible resistance
Some antibiotics work against each other
24 Jul 17 Different antibiotics work in different ways Need to consider location of infection, possible resistance Some antibiotics work against each other
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released information on the global dairy industry's position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
23 May 17 The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released information on the global dairy industry's position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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Fertigation is the injection of fertilisers, soil amendments and other water-soluble products through an irrigation system. 
16 Apr 19 Fertigation is the injection of fertilisers, soil amendments and other water-soluble products through an irrigation...
A fertigation trial in south-east Queensland for the past two years has shown it produces more pasture and cuts labour and fuel costs.
16 Apr 19 A fertigation trial in south-east Queensland for the past two years has shown it produces more pasture and cuts...
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This project was doomed from the start. Sri Lanka's Department of Animal Production and Health
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What an awesome article, this will save so much time and money for farmers across the world with
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The $1 a litre milk has already forced closure of numerous dairy farms. Lion Dairy & Drinks
An industry survey revealed that farmers milking larger herds have adopted more precision technologies, and that is expected that by 2025 the adoption of technologies for data capturing and monitoring system parameters will increase.
08 Apr 19 An industry survey revealed that farmers milking larger herds have adopted more precision technologies, and that is...
Virtual fencing (VF) technology has great potential to alleviate the costs, time and labour devoted to the establishment and maintenance of traditional physical fences.
08 Apr 19 Virtual fencing (VF) technology has great potential to alleviate the costs, time and labour devoted to the...
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.25 Sep 16 Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition...