Why is the dry cow period important?
In the first video of our udder health video series, Tommy Heffernan and Helena Madden delve into the rationale behind drying-off cows. The pair also discuss what happens during the dry cow period? What are we trying to achieve? And what are the greatest risks during the drying-off procedure? Finally, Tommy and Helena thrash out what needs to be taken into consideration when deciding to go down the selective dry cow therapy (SDCT) route on your farm.
Step 2: Using data to your advantage
Step 3: SDCT – The must knows
Step 4: Preparing the cow for dry off
Step 5: Drying off a cow
Step 6: Post dry-off attention to detail
Step 7: Summary