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DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan training in Glasgow

Published 17 March 10

DairyCo will be running the next Mastitis Control Plan training course for vets and consultants in Glasgow.  The two day course will take place on 20 May and 1 July. 

"The training will be open to advisors and veterinary surgeons who can implement the plan with their clients.  Mastitis is a complex problem that can best be tackled with the co-operation and expertise of the farm team working together," explains DairyCo product manager Kate Cross. 

The Plan has been extremely popular with vets so far, with more than 140 vets and consultants trained to use it, and courses all regularly oversubscribed.  The results for farmers who work with their consultants to implement it are proving extremely successful. 

In trials, mastitis rates were reduced by 22 per cent in the first year and by 36 per cent if the implementation of the Plan was continued. 

For more information about DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan training courses please contact Kate Cross on 02476 478686 or email kate.cross@dairyco.org.uk

Farmers interested in finding out more about the plan, or in finding the nearest vet trained in using the Plan visit www.mastitiscontrolplan.co.uk.   

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Date 17 March 2010

 

For further information:

N:        Helen Bond

T:        02476 478696

E:        helen.bond@dairyco.org.uk

 

Notes for Editors:

 

DairyCo is a division of the statutory levy board, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

 

DairyCo's current focus is on improving the profitability of dairy farming by focusing on four specific areas:

  • Provision of high quality market information to help farmers and their representatives make the most of dairy markets and opportunities.
  • Helping dairy farmers increase their profits while meeting regulatory and environmental requirements - through the provision of world class research programmes and practical on-farm tools and services
  • Helping promote the positive perception of dairy farming with the general public.
  • The development of DairyCo activities towards a self-sustaining model.

 

DairyCo is funded entirely by milk producers, via a statutory levy on all milk sold off-farm, at the rate of 0.06p per litre.  This provides an annual income of around £6.5m.