Monitoring of pasteurization systems

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Management factors influencing risk of acidosis in young dairy calves

Wed, 04 May 2016 13:34:29 +0000

Part 1: Milk entering the rumen is fermented into volatile fatty acids and lactic acid.


Changes coming for medicated milk replacers

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000

The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will change the use of medicated milk replacers. Danielle Mzyk, DVM/PhD candidate at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and researcher for the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD), recently discussed those changes with attendees at the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s annual conference.


The case for feeding transition colostrum

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000

You’ve probably heard a lot about the importance of delivering every newborn calf a hefty dose of colostrum within a few hours of birth. But Cornell University professor Mike Van Amburgh now is emphasizing the additional value that feeding second-, third-, and fourth-milking colostrum could have on healthy calf development.


Are you a good delegator?

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000

The problem with becoming a senior dairy manager, says Bernie Erven, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, is that someone else has the fun of working with the animals, and you’re stuck with the people. Erven shared his advice on positive dairy team leadership at the 2016 Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference, including tips on improving delegation skills.


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.


 

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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