“Plantation Road Dairies is Fonterra’s largest single supply milking 2000 cows through one cow shed, we are an irrigated, intensive, modern dairy farm and are located in Central Hawke’s Bay. Large herd farming brings new challenges to the table regularly and Farm Medix has assisted us (with CHECK-UP) in what we believe will become a game changer to the Dairy Industry.
Our Cowshed is full computerised giving us individual Litres, Fat test, Protein test, Lactose test, Somatic cell count (SCC) and cow weight each milking. It gives us the ability to look back at a cows history over a long period of time and according to SCC choose which cows to plate test. With results available within 24 hours on farm we believe this is a very valuable when it comes to drug selection and culling decisions.
The Benefits as we see them are:
- Quick identification of bugs you are dealing with.
- Ability to make quick decisions on culling cows with bugs that are stubborn to treat,
minimising spread of infections.
- Quick plate test results and an easy to follow book to assist with decisions.
Farm Medix are always available as easy as a photo on your cell phone if you are unsure.
It allows us to make the correct drug selection first time.”