Mastitis and Cell Count problems
Peter works with farmers to sort out mastitis and milk quality problems. There is no reason why any herd should not have a herd cell count under 150000/ml, less than 30 cases of mastitis per 100 cows per year and a Bactoscan under 30,000/ml.
Mastitis problems always involve a farm visit and fees agreed in advance. Data and information will be analysed before any visit.
Peter will spend time understanding your mastitis problems and management before the farm visit. He will carry out a full assessment of the herd including the environment and will spend significant time in the parlour carrying out a range of observations and tests.
Practical solutions are required that fit in with farm management. The aim is never to add time to workload. Peter will encourage you to stop using products or carrying out tasks if they don't have any value.
Suggestions for solving the problem will be explained, discussed and agreed so they work for your system. You will get a written report and Peter will follow up actions to achieve your long-term mastitis targets.
Consultancy to dairy farmers
Peter has built up long term relationships with dairy farmers in the UK and overseas who he advises on a regular basis. He has become an integral part of the farm team and works with owners, management and staff to achieve their goals. Areas of input are diverse and have included staff motivation, management structures, strategic planning etc.
This has formed strong and trusted partnerships and an outside overview of farm performance, strategic planning and capital expenditure is considered invaluable.
Peter works with a group of large dairy farmers in Zimbabwe visiting regularly and providing support from a distance. On the right is the Red Dane Dairy Farm team in Zimbabwe who are milking over 800 cows.