Are you looking for ways to enhance your herd’s mastitis resistance and improve performance?
By focusing on breeding for stronger resistance to mastitis, you can improve efficiency and lower costs regardless of the current management level or the production system in place.
Mastitis represents a major financial burden for dairy farmers worldwide, leading to decreased milk yield, potentially unsellable antibiotic-contaminated milk, as well as incurring additional veterinary, antibiotic, and labour costs. Furthermore, subclinical mastitis contributes to hidden economic losses.
Poor udder health also leads to higher culling rates and occasional fatalities among cows, with mastitis being one of the main reasons for culling. This not only compromises animal welfare but also results in significant economic losses for your operation.