Monitoring of pasteurization systems

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Six factors to consider to give heifers a good cost-effective start

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:20:14 +0000

Heifers make up 20% of farm budgets, so any savings in feed costs can be significant.

Prevent residues in market bull calves

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:07:38 +0000

When it comes to residue prevention, have you considered all potential food sources on your dairy? While milk production is your main food product, followed by market cows, young bull calves that are sent to market should not be overlooked.

Take steps to prevent rumen drinking in calves

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:37:00 +0000

Calves that develop rough hair coats, appear depressed or ill-thrifty, and have poor growth may be suffering from a condition called “rumen drinking."

DCRC heifer synchronization protocols

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:59:00 +0000

Heifer physiology calls for different approaches to successful breeding compared to lactating cows. Likewise, breeding efficiency is a key element to moving heifers profitably into the milking herd. Recognizing the importance of getting heifers pregnant in a targeted timeframe, the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) has published synchronization protocols specific to heifers. The protocols, which are reviewed annually by DCRC members, each are based on controlled studies, and utilize current reproductive management tools.

Welcome back to fly season

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:58:00 +0000

Spring ushers in new life on the farm. Unfortunately, that includes the lives of pests. Flies can be a serious health challenge to calves and heifers, causing stress, immunosuppression and growth impairment. They also are proven vectors for transmission of diseases like pinkeye, mastitis and infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR). University of Georgia Extension Dairy Agent William Lovett outlines the major fly species that inhabit dairies; suggested control measures; and advice for avoiding insecticide resistance.


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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