A lame problem

October 26, 2021
Sick of dealing with lame cows, North Canterbury farmer Sam Spencer-Bower decided to take a proactive approach with some preventative hoof trimming.  But he was concerned they weren’t picking up enough cows and started working with his veterinarian to get some locomot...
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Do the locomotion

October 11, 2021
The best time to perform a locomotion score is six to eight weeks after mating has started as lameness has the biggest impact at that time of the season. Have you ever had a locomotion score performed on your herd? Not sure what they are for or what to do with the informatio...
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Data improves decision making

September 13, 2021
Measurement data helps farmers better manage their operations, the more information they have, the more they can make decisions that are tailored to their farm and herd’s specific needs. If we don’t measure, assess, and analyse data, how do we know we are achieving the b...
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A wellbeing plan helps unlock the Co-operative Difference milk payment for Fonterra suppliers and there is a close relationship between well-cared for cows and good milk production. Imagine if you could prevent the loss of one cow, minimise the cases of lameness, and more ef...
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Performing tail scoring allows farms to create a benchmark and identify any handling issues. If you don’t record and benchmark how can you know if you have a problem or work to fix it?  By monitoring tail damage in your herd, it demonstrates you value animal welfare a...
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There are economical benefits to utilising pain relief during treatment or routine procedures with dairy animals....
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