The Agriculture and Horticulture Improvement Board (AHDB) will host an occasion centred on lowering and managing mastitis in dairy herds in north Yorkshire.

The occasion, which takes place on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, will see AHDB joined by vet James Breen of the College of Nottingham to supply perception and recommendation in relation to tackling circumstances of mastitis in dairy herds.

Breen has been working with dairy farmers Howard and Tom Pattison on Willow Tree Farm, which is the place the assembly will happen, in Mansfield to assist them strategically scale back the variety of circumstances of mastitis of their herd.

“They’ve since seen the speed of scientific mastitis lower to simply below 40 circumstances per 100 cows per 12 months, largely as a result of fewer first circumstances of scientific mastitis,” AHDB stated.

“And in November 2022, they noticed the bottom fee of first circumstances in three years, with solely 4 reported.

“There have been additionally no first circumstances of scientific mastitis reported in cows lower than 30 days in milk.”

Willow Tree Farm

James will share the most recent knowledge from Willow Tree and the important thing actions which have made a distinction to the herd on the north Yorkshire mastitis occasion.

“We may also talk about the therapy outcomes and the way the group have been capable of obtain an distinctive discount in new cell depend infections,” the board stated.

AHDB stated the mastitis assembly will present data on:

  • How the group at Willow Tree have considerably decreased the variety of new circumstances of mastitis;
  • Small modifications you can also make to residing area to cut back circumstances of mastitis;
  • How the Mastitis Sample Evaluation Software might help you perceive the best way to tailor your individual mastitis management plan.