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Quebec Farmers' Advocate Volume 2010Number 7September 15, 2010
Jean DurocherM.Sc., D.M.V.

UDDER HEALTH AND ORGANIC PRODUCTION The key word is prevention!

UDDER HEALTH AND ORGANIC PRODUCTION The key word is prevention!
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Producers certified "organic", despite their particular context, share several similarities with their "conventional" Quebec colleagues: herd size, calving interval, cull rate or the average age of their herd. Considering that the somatic cell count (SCC) of organic dairy producers also compares quite well with the average of Quebec dairy herds, we can safely conclude that udder health prevention proves its worth… for ALL dairy producers.

 

This article was written in collaboration with Francois Labelle, Agr., Organic Dairy Production Expert, R&D - Valacta and  Dr. Guillaume Bergeron, DVM, Clinique vétérinaire Bon Conseil
Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil.

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