Monitoring of pasteurization systems

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TMRs That Need TLC: Watch for these signs

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:00:00 +0000

Is your heifer TMR delivering nutrients at full efficiency and consistency? Thomas Oelberg, Dairy Field Technical Specialist with Diamond V, recently shared tips he has learned after completing hundreds of TMR audits. Read his advice on ensuring consistent nutrition for every heifer, every bite, every day.

What is the maximum worth of a dairy heifer?

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000

How much can you afford to pay for replacement dairy heifers? And if you’re on the supplying end, what is the best price you can hope to receive? University of Florida Extension dairy specialists Albert de Vries and Russ Giesy take an in-depth look at the value of dairy replacement heifers.

Digestive Health and Nutrition: Striking a balance

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Young calves have fragile and immature digestive systems at birth, yet they depend on digestion to process nutrients, grow and develop. Texas Tech University animal science researcher Michael Ballou explores how to protect calves’ digestive systems and process maximum nutrients for optimal health and development. Included in his discussion is the impact of feeding young calves a higher plane of nutrition, and the use of probiotics, prebiotics and functional protein to improve enteric health during the first few weeks of life.

New 25-day blood pregnancy test for heifers

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:15:00 +0000

Getting heifers pregnant and into the milking string efficiently is a key factor in dairy herd profitability. BioTracking, Inc. introduces a new, on-farm blood pregnancy test that detects open heifers 25 days after insemination with 99.9% accuracy.

New employees receive training, why not train heifers for the milking parlor, too?

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:21:00 +0000

We forget that, on most farms, fresh-calved heifers have never been in the parlor and everything (sight, smell, sound) is new to them.


We are committed to strategic monitoring of dairy pasteurization systems.

The intent is to provide real time system analysis to assure optimal performance of your pasteurization equipment, process and protocols to deliver the highest quality colostrum or milk to newborn calves.
We are obsessive with quality work and our portfolio shows it. We specialize in microbiology, data logging, education and consultation in the management of newborn calf nutrition using pasteurized whole milk and colostrum systems. We remove the guesswork from your system’s performance and offer a benchmarking network to maximize your resources in feeding newborn dairy calves.

On Going Monitoring

Utilizing data from your system, we provide feedback that allows you to routinely monitor how your system is functioning. This information can be used to assure that established processes are being adequately executed and that one of your most valuable resources, your calves are being feed the best quality milk.

Bacteria counts; CFU’s/ml

(Colony Forming Units/ml)

Total solids and pH reporting on your milk /colostrum samples
Sampling done on Pre-pasteurization, Post-pasteurization, and at the time milk is fed to calves. Incorporating these monitoring tools enables you to optimize your investment and assure that your calves are routinely being fed the highest quality milk possible.

IgG concentrations available for the individual calf or colostrum samples

A quantitative number, more specific than total protein concentration, as to the immune system and overall health of your calf.

Pasteurization System Benchmarking

Data from your system is benchmarked to provide comparative information on the performance of your system and protocols. This information is provided only to you for your dairy.


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