Milk as a monitoring tool (P2c)
Bulk tank milk and herd test samples could soon provide a greater and cost-effective insight into dairy herd health.
Dairy UP’s P2c project: Milk as a diagnostic tool is investigating opportunities to use milk samples as a monitoring and diagnostic tool in Australian dairy herds. Milk samples have the potential to be used to monitor, predict and manage risks to dairy cow health, productivity and fertility. For example, milk samples can provide insights about dietary imbalance, bacterial and viral diseases and parasitic infection.
These insights can be at a herd level (from bulk milk tank samples) or individual level (from herd test samples).
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.