Minnesota DHIA News

A PUBLICATION OF MINNESOTA DHIA

Volume 12,  Issue 1

january  2012

 

The Value of the Numbers on the Herd Summary: Quality

 

 

  1. Raw SCC – the average raw SCC for all milking cows

n       Average Raw SCC for herds less than 400 thousand in December was 215.

  1. SCC LS – the average linear SCC for all milking cows

n       Compare this month to the previous month

n       Compare this month to this month one year ago

n       An increase in SCC Score indicates that subclinical mastitis is becoming increasingly more common and severe.

n       Average SCC LS for herds less than 400 thousand in December was 2.65

  1. Number Infections – the count of animals over 200 thousand
  2. Fresh Infections – Count of fresh cows this test that are over 200 thousand
  3. Number new infections – Count of cows over 200 this test that were under 200 last test including fresh cows
  4. Percent New Infections – Percent of total infections that are new this test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effects of Percent New Infections on Herd SCC
          4-7% lowers SCC
          8-12% maintains current SCC
          >15% increases SCC
 
This herds overall SCC will be increasing in the future and may decrease production as well.
 

 

 

Rules for your data to be included in year-end publications from Minnesota DHIA:
1.       Publicity option is Yes (see your herd summary or visit with your Field Rep on sample day).
2.       Production is above state average with a normal fat protein ratio (insures proper sampling).
3.       11 tests in calendar 2010.

 

 

 

Did you notice your FREE Report this month?
Take a thorough look through your reports this month for the 530 Herd Management Comparison. This report compares your key herd data from this test to a year ago, and to the breed average for our region.  This replaces the old report we used to send to local associations for distribution at local annual meetings.  It is now provided in January and July.  Genetic reports and USDA error reports are also out this month, so your packet may be a little thicker.  Talk over the USDA report with your Field Rep or call Patty or Val at our office for clarification (800.827.3442).

 

 

Scout and Dairy Comp Tip of the Month Looking for a better way to manage your SCC? If you have onfarm software you can create reports by lactation group or stage of lactation to better understand when and why cows SCCs are going up. You can also track when cows get Mastitis and track the treatment the cow was given. You can generate a report for the year and figure out if your SCC is spiking only in the summer or different parts of the year. For more information, contact our software support staff at 1.800.827.3442 ext 1.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Field Service Milestones in January

Congratulations to Robert Lange on 30 years of service to Minnesota DHIA in Winona County.

Congratulations to Chris Cronin on 5 years or service to Minnesota DHIA in Wabasha County.

 

 

 

Software Users & District Meeting Locations/Dates

All members and partners are welcome at any of the meetings.  Local board members are encouraged to attend.  Lunch is provided for those attending either meeting. Please come prepared to share your opinions.  All members are welcome to attend the meeting of your choice, but you can only vote or serve as a delegate at your district meeting.  All districts will elect delegates to the Minnesota DHIA Annual Meeting on March 16 in Rogers. Please call Minnesota DHIA with any questions and to register for lunch. 

 

The Dairy Comp users meetings will be presented by Mark Doornink from Valley Ag Software. The agenda will include hospital lists, herd analysis using Guide and EGRAPH, and conception and pregnancy rates using Bredsum, Features on new programs will be presented such as Parlor watch which is used to monitor your herds production and milker performance and Drug Watch to monitor inventories and treatment tracking of medications and milk and beef withholding dates. Consultants who utilize our software are welcome at the software user meetings.

 

At select meetings, Brant Groen, Dairy Wellness Director from Form-A-Feed, will be presenting his “Udder Dissection Clinic”. Groen will show you the anatomy of a cow’s udder by physically dissecting one and discuss the best management practices to lower SCC including everything from milking procedure to using Orbeseal to singeing udders. If you are interested in milk quality, you won’t want to miss it!

 

Wisconsin District  February 9 at the Courthouse in Barron Wisconsin at 10:30.

 

Central District Stearns County on February 23 at Charlie’s in Freeport     

Scout users at 10:30, District Meeting starts at noon

 

Metro District - Carver, Hennepin, Le Sueur, McLeod, Meeker, Scott, Sibley, and Wright

February 16 at G Dubbs in Glencoe  702 10th St E

Field Reps at 10:30, Lunch for all at Noon, District Meeting at 12:15

featuring Brant Groen on SCC management and the dissection of an udder

 

North East District -  Anoka, Aitkin, Barron, Benton, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Ramsey, Sherburne, St Louis, Washburn, and  Washington Counties 

March 1 at Michael’s Restaurant St Cloud (510 South Hwy 10)

District Meeting starts at 11, lunch at 12:15

Dairy Comp 305 Users Meeting featuring Mark Doornink at 12:45

 

North West District - Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of The Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Ottertail, Roseau, Wadena, and Wilkin Counties                    

February 28 at Holiday Inn  in Detroit Lakes (Hwy 10 on the lake)

 Field Reps and Software Users at 10:30

District Meeting and lunch at noon

 

South Central District - Dakota, Dodge, Goodhue, Rice, Steele, and Wabasha Counties

Friday March 2 at the Bear’s Den in Byron (just N of 20 on frontage)

District Meeting starts at 11, lunch at 12:15

Dairy Comp 305 Users Meeting featuring Mark Doornink at 12:45

 

South East District - Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, and Winona Counties

February 17 at Community Center in St Charles

Field Reps at 10:30, Lunch for all at Noon, District Meeting at 12:30

featuring Brant Groen on SCC management and the dissection of an udder

 

South West District - Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Freeborn, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Waseca, and Watonwan         

February 16 at G Dubbs in Glencoe 702 10th St E

Field Reps at 10:30, Lunch for all at Noon, District Meeting at 12:15

featuring Brant Groen on SCC management and the dissection of an udder

                                   

 

West Central District – South Dakota, Big Stone, Chippewa, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle,  Pope, Swift, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, and Yellow Medicine Counties

February 22 at the Oaks in Willmar 1000 26th Avenue Northeast at Eagle Creek Golf Course

Field Reps at 10:30, Lunch for all at Noon, District Meeting at 12:15

featuring Brant Groen on SCC management and the dissection of an udder

 

 
December Milk Quality Top 100 based on Raw SCC

 

 

SCC

Cows

 

 

SCC

Cows

CIRCLE DRIVE HOLSTEINS

32

17

 

MIKE CHAMBERLAIN

74

50

DAN &JOLENE SCHLANGEN

34

66

 

KIDMAN DAIRY

74

124

GREGORY DAIRY LLC

40

92

 

ROBERT & RAMONA WIPPLER

74

43

RKB DAIRY

41

102

 

MIKE HERZING

75

31

WAYNE AND WADE ATHEY

41

37

 

JEREMIAH SMITH

76

42

JIM HESSE

45

104

 

JOHN SAUBER

76

63

FRANK & IONE PATRICK

46

59

 

GLEN CHRISTEN

77

45

MARSHALL KORN

46

68

 

GREG AND KRISTIN MAHONEY

77

23

GENE SCHMIDT

47

60

 

SORUM TODD

78

136

STEVE SIEGLE

48

51

 

LUX-URY HOLSTEINS INC.

78

124

BURKE AND SHEA FARMS

50

100

 

GREGG AND VALORA STANGL

78

63

KEVIN ANDERSON

50

46

 

STYLE HEAVEN HOLSTEINS

78

58

LINDO FARMS

51

44

 

LORNE CHAPPUIS

79

85

MICHAEL BRUCE

52

103

 

JAMES MAUS

79

102

ACKERMAN FARMS

53

112

 

CHRIS & CHUCK KAHL

79

134

TOM & TAMMY MURSU

53

65

 

RICHARD LAMBRECHT

79

96

WOOD HILL FARM

57

2

 

FAIRVIEW DAIRY

80

370

MATT BERKTOLD

58

177

 

MICHAEL LEHNERTZ

80

154

ROBERT MARG

58

24

 

ANDY ERNSTE

80

63

HAPPKE HOLSTEIN FARM

59

88

 

SELKE FARMS

81

224

DENNIS AND WAYNE WOLTERS

59

110

 

HERBER DEWEY

81

144

BOETTCHER DAIRY

59

157

 

HIESERICH FARM

81

85

DAVID SMITH

59

35

 

LEISEN FARMS INC.

81

54

CB FARMS LLC

60

50

 

REUBEN & JANICE STOMMES

83

62

BRADLEY + JANE KNORR

62

63

 

BILL & NORMA ROUSAR

83

53

LYLE AND WANDA HONEBRINK

62

110

 

ALDINGER ROGER

84

68

CRONK DAIRY

62

35

 

DAVID FLOM

85

25

ALAN OVERLAND

63

25

 

DAN HALLBERG

86

59

MIKE MOTL+KIM HARFF

63

84

 

JOHNSON DAIRY

86

80

BECHTOLD BROS

63

74

 

ROBERT & TERRI DAHLEN

86

57

SMELTER DAIRY

64

63

 

BIRCH POINT FARMS PESHON

87

262

RYAN KNISLEY

66

60

 

JERON NATHE

87

324

CRAZY DAISY DAIRY

67

132

 

STEVE MARTIN

88

57

BRUCE & JODI HEIM

69

287

 

ZIEROTH DAIRY

88

88

ART AND JANE STUMPF

69

50

 

DICKE FAMILY

88

160

GOODVUE AYR FARMS II

69

52

 

SUNNY ACRES

88

31

JOHN WENNINGER

70

41

 

MEL & SPENCER HACKETT

88

146

DALE AND JULIE SCHWARTZ

70

93

 

CHUCK-KLAPHAKEJARRETTBORG

89

99

DEVOINE KRUSE

70

143

 

JIM SCHROEDER

89

71

FUNKS MIDWAY DAIRY

71

575

 

TOM & MARY GUNNINK

90

76

SCHEFERS BROTHERS

71

79

 

PETERM&LYNN HENDRICKSON

90

63

JIM DIANE BOECKERS

71

111

 

TED & DEB HALBAKKEN

90

90

ROBERT & ANNETTE MILLER

72

58

 

HOEFS' DAIRY

91

259

LARRY LEXVOLD FAMILY

72

73

 

JAMES C PFEIFER

91

58

BRUCE RUNDHAUG

72

56

 

JOE HEMMESCH

91

44

KEVIN LACHERMEIER

73

75

 

DAJOVI FARMS

91

56

GARY AND KARISSA WINGERT

73

120

 

KARA-KESH HOLSTEINS

92

7

PAUL WEIDENBORNER

73

154

 

ZUMBRO VIEW FARMS LLC

92

42

JOHN ROBERS

73

18

 

ROSEVEIW DAIRY

92

192

BILL MILLER

74

231

 

JOSHUA HEINRICHS

92

48