July 5, 2010

 

UK's DairyCo mastitis plan in progress


 
The DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan is now in place on 375 farms across the UK - ahead of target for the three-year project, which began in 2009.

 

The original aim was to implement the plan in 750 herds over the three years that the project is running.

 

There are now 168 vets and consultants across the country trained to implement the plan, with another 60 registering interest in future courses.

 

"It is great to see the mastitis control plan being put into action on so many farms so quickly," DairyCo product manager Kate Cross says.

 

"We are now also in the process of requesting and receiving follow-up data from herds where the plan has been in place for 12 months. This will allow us to measure the success of the plan in its existing format and method of delivery," she added.