Calf bugs

Dairy UP Project P2

In recent months, Barbara Brito Rodriguez and her team have been busy visiting 20 dairy farms to collect samples from sick and health calves as part of Dairy UP’s P2f project – Infectious diseases. The samples will be analysed to build a genome library of bacteria and viruses responsible for causing disease.

The library will allow earlier detection and treatment of sick calves. It’s just the tip of the iceberg though – they are aiming to work with up to 300 dairy farms.

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About Dairy UP
Dairy UP is a collaborative research, development and extension program for the NSW dairy industry. It aims to unlock the potential of pastures, cows, water and milk to increase productivity and profitability, and de-risk the industry  and develop new markets.