Monitoring of pasteurization systems

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Social studies for calves

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:00 +0000

A team of animal science researchers recently published a study in the Journal of Dairy Science, evaluating how social housing affects pre- and postweaning feeding behavior, and social feeding preferences of dairy calves. Their findings provide more evidence that calves reared in pairs display more frequent and aggressive eating habits, and that eating habits established early in life may impact feeding behaviors into adulthood. The authors also suggest that early socialization is beneficial in easing the transition of weaning.


More thoughts on feeding forage to calves

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:00 +0000

When, how much and what type of forage should be introduced to calves is a subject of ongoing industry debate. A group of Pennsylvania researchers explain there is not a cut-and-dried answer to this issue. Both the starter grain formulation, and the type and form of forage fed, will influence the best timing and outcomes of introducing forages to calves. The key factor is to prevent development of ruminal acidosis, which can occur in young calves just like cows.


California calf pneumonia study

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:00 +0000

University of California researchers recently conducted a study to evaluate pneumonia in preweaned calves. They looked at various breeds and housing systems, and found that average bovine respiratory disease incidence was 10.25%. Jerseys were more than twice as likely to acquire BRD as all other breeds, and group housing was correlated with a higher incidence of BRD. There was not statistical significance in BRD incidence between calves raised in organic versus conventional settings.


Another reason to pasteurize waste milk?

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 19:49:00 +0000

A Cornell University researcher suggests low levels of antibiotics in waste milk can encourage the development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. He suggests degrading antibiotics may be another valuable benefit of pasteurizing waste milk for calves.


Make the most of the first 24 hours of life

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 19:47:00 +0000

University of Wisconsin calf and heifer researcher Sheila McGuirk shares advice on maximizing lifetime performance by focusing on the critical first day of every calf’s life. McGuirk emphasizes getting calves up and moving, and supporting behavior that encourages oxygen and feed intake.


 

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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