The last milking of the season for a handful of younger cows - ones that need a bit longer rest as they are starting to lose condition.
Last milking means a range of treatments - 'Dry Cow Therapy' (a long acting antibiotic into each teat if they've tested as needing it), or Teat Seal to keep the bugs out of their udder, plus a drench, and a Copper 'bullet'. (Northland is naturally short in Copper so the stock need one of these regularly.)
Then it's off for 5 months holiday (for them)!
See you tomorrow,
Good to learn what is actually needed to be done on a dairy farm..ReplyDelete
Don't you wish it was a 5 month holiday for you, too?ReplyDelete
Shame it is not a 5 month holiday for you and the MOYL, I guess not having to milk twice a day kind of is in a way.ReplyDelete