June 18, 2012

herd comparison tools

Dairy management factors can influence herd well-being and net farm income. By identifying indicators of animal health and milk quality, performance benchmark reports for participating organic dairy farms were created from our study, “Impact of Organic Management on Dairy Animal Health and Well-Being.” The peer benchmarking approach can help organic farmers identify areas of strengths and weaknesses on their individual farms and set performance goals, such as improved diagnosis of future health-related problems and increased production.

1. Milk Production
2. Milk Fat
3. Milk Protein
4. Somatic Cell Count
5. Clinical Mastitis
6. Culling