Product Quality

Information on cow milk production, milking systems, and milk quality. Education related to udder health factors affecting milk quality, including mastitis in cows. Guidance on using automatic milking systems, pasteurization, and raw milk.

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The Fat in Different Dairy Products - Articles Articles
Learn about the impact milk fat has on human health and how it differs between various dairy products. More
Tools to Reduce Mastitis on Your Farm
Tools to Reduce Mastitis on Your Farm - Workshops Workshops

Tools to Reduce Mastitis on Your Farm

03/12/2019

Chambersburg, PA

Free
The purpose is to teach the use of consistent milking practices that emphasize teat cleanliness, udder stimulation, teat-end health and rapid milk flow. More
Women Rooted in Agriculture
Women Rooted in Agriculture - Workshops Workshops

Women Rooted in Agriculture

03/15/2019

Chambersburg, PA

Free
Women Rooted in Agriculture is a discussion group for a women that are interested in learning more about their industry. More
Photo credit: Coleen Jones
Animal Feed Safety Practices to Prevent Aflatoxin in Milk - Articles Articles

Animal Feed Safety Practices to Prevent Aflatoxin in Milk

Ginger D Fenton, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Animal feed production is undergoing a shift in approach to food safety, with preventive measures to address possible hazards before they occur. More
Calf Barn
Transition Cows - Webinars Webinars

Transition Cows

Watch Now

Free
This free webinar is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Buenas Prácticas de Ordeño
Buenas Prácticas de Ordeño - Online Courses Online Courses

Buenas Prácticas de Ordeño

8

6 hours

$99.00
Este curso en línea enseña a productores de ganado lechero y a sus trabajadores sobre las mejores prácticas de manejo y ordeño para prevenir la mastitis y maximizar la producción. More
Implants used in cattle increase feed efficiency. (Photo Credit: PA Beef Producers Working Group)
2017 Calf-fed Holstein Demonstration Results - Articles Articles
This report summarizes the calf-fed holstein demonstration comparing growth performance and economic data of implanted and non-implanted cattle by the PA Beef producers working group in 2017. More
Photo credit: Amber Yutzy
Maintaining a Low Somatic Cell Count During the Winter - Articles Articles
High somatic cell count is directly correlated to poor udder cleanliness. More
Technology Tuesday
Technology Tuesdays - Webinars Webinars

Technology Tuesdays

Multiple Options Available

1 hour, 30 minutes

Free
This series of free webinars is geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Dairy Management Monday
Dairy Management Mondays - Webinars Webinars

Dairy Management Mondays

Multiple Options Available

1 hour

Free
Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this series includes presentations on topics important to the management of the dairy farm. More
Photo credit: Ginger Fenton
Using Our Senses to Troubleshoot Milk Quality Issues - Articles Articles
Changes in milk odor, taste, or appearance could reflect issues with animal health, milking equipment, sanitation, nutrition, or ventilation. More
Best Milking Practices Evaluating Your Routine
Best Milking Practices Evaluating Your Routine - Webinars Webinars
Free
Best Milking Practices is a program offered to dairy producers, employees, and milkers to help increase the quality of milk that is produced in Pennsylvania. More
Best Milking Practices Mastitis Costs and Culturing
Best Milking Practices Mastitis Costs and Culturing - Webinars Webinars
Free
This webinar explores the costs associated with mastitis. More
Milk Quality and Robotic Milking Systems
Milk Quality and Robotic Milking Systems - Webinars Webinars
Free
Management strategies to achieve high quality milk are discussed. More
Milking System Operation and Maintenance
Milking System Operation and Maintenance - Webinars Webinars
Free
The milking system is one of the most important pieces of 'harvesting' equipment on a dairy farm. More
California Mastitis Testing for Dairy Cows
California Mastitis Testing for Dairy Cows - Videos Videos
In this video, you will learn how to perform a simple mastitis test called the California Mastitis Test. This test will help to decrease mastitis on your farm. More
An example of a quad plate demonstrating growth from a quarter sample of a cow with a high SCC. (photo by Ginger Fenton, 2015)
Using On-farm Culturing for More Than Mastitis - News News
New ways to incorporate on-farm culturing in herd health routines. More
Feeding in Robotic Milking Systems
Feeding in Robotic Milking Systems - News News
A look at feeding management in Pennsylvania robot herds. More
Best Milking Practices
Best Milking Practices - Online Courses Online Courses

Best Milking Practices

8

6 hours

$99.00
This online course teaches dairy producers and handlers about the best management and milking practices to prevent mastitis and to maximize production. More
Somatic Cell Counts - How Low is Too Low?
Somatic Cell Counts - How Low is Too Low? - Articles Articles
The pursuit of lower somatic cell counts to achieve milk quality goals leads some to wonder if the cow's immune response is compromised. More
Figure 1. Conversion of glucose to acetate. Source: "Digestion: The Fermentative Processes"
Ionophores: A Technology to Improve Cattle Efficiency - Articles Articles
This article explains how the use of ionophores--antibiotics that shift ruminal fermentation patterns--can improve cattle production efficiency. More
Mejores Prácticas de Ordeño
Mejores Prácticas de Ordeño - Articles Articles

Mejores Prácticas de Ordeño

Amber Yutzy, Mauricio Rosales

Versión en español de la lista de "Mejores prácticas de ordeño". More
Cow with an activity tag on her collar
Using Activity Systems to Identify Optimum Breeding Time - Articles Articles
An example of how one farmer is using data from an activity monitoring system to identify the optimum breeding time for his farm. More
Tag
RFID: How to Apply the Tag - Videos Videos

RFID: How to Apply the Tag

Greg Strait

4:12

This video explains tagging requirements for livestock and demonstrates how to apply the RFID tag properly. More
Mastitis, Udder Health, and Milk Quality
Mastitis, Udder Health, and Milk Quality - Articles Articles

Mastitis, Udder Health, and Milk Quality

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Despite considerable research into bovine mastitis it remains an economically significant problem for the dairy industry, as well as an animal well-being concern. More
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