NATIONAL SERVICE FOR UDDER HEALTH AND MILK QUALITY. NATIONAL SERVICE FOR UDDER HEALTH AND MILK QUALITY.
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The National Service for udder health and milk quality is a non profit organization, dedicated to improving the udder health and milk quality of all milk production (cows , sheep and goats) in Israel
Sampling and analysis of dairy cow herds in Israel.(>200.000 SCC)
Analysis of samples from cows with clinical and sub-clinical mastitis sent by dairy farmers
Analysis of samples sent by farmers from pre-partum cows for sub-clinical mastitis
Analysis of bedding samples
Analysis of water for Pseudomonas.
Antibiograms providing information to the clinical veterinarian
Bulk tank analysis for Streptococcus Agalactiae.
Evaluation of teat dip samples from dairy herds.
CLINICAL MASTITIS 2000 - 2004
Advice on milking parlor planning and construction
Handbook on milking machine specifications
Supervision of companies supplying milking equipment , teat dips and detergents
Static and dynamic testing of milking parlors
Milking parlor trouble shooting
”Hadaf Halavan” - Monthly newsletter on udder health and milking hygiene
Regional workshops for dairy farmers.
Individual on farm counseling in liaison with the clinical veterinarian
Promotion of research projects and field studies
Follow up and counseling of herds experiencing problems with mastitis and high cell counts
A firm and constant policy was established by the Israeli Dairy Board in the 90’s with the aim of improving milk quality. Economic incentives were set in order to lower the somatic cell count in the milk supplied to the industry and threshold of price categories was progressively lowered along years. The farmers’ response caused the average SCC (annual average for all farms) to decrease from 428,000/ml in 1995 to 259,000 in 2004.
Continuing consultation on udder health and milk quality in the event of herd expansion and mergers.
Reduction in answer time to farmers via the internet, on clinical mastitis samples results.
Building models for monitoring risk factors for udder health, milk quality & quantifying the economic implications
Monitoring Mycobacterium paratuberculosis ( Johne's disease ) in milk samples
Israel Dairy Board (Production& Marketing)
Aderet House, 46 Derech HaMaccabim
P.O.Box 15578 Rishon Le’Zion
National service for udder health and milk quality
Caesarea Industrial Park