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MrA.G.

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Location
Northern Ireland
Any tips or techniques for trying to save a quarter after it has been tramped on? Can just about get the cluster on but it’s slow to milk out. Apologies for the poor picture
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Cowmansam

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
Any tips or techniques for trying to save a quarter after it has been tramped on? Can just about get the cluster on but it’s slow to milk out. Apologies for the poor picture View attachment 972653
Sudacrem or any good thick antiseptic cream and metacam take the swelling down and keep it from hurting her to much stick a antibiotic tube in don’t milk it on for 5 or 6 days but keep it creamed up every milking then get her back milking
 
Sudacrem or any good thick antiseptic cream and metacam take the swelling down and keep it from hurting her to much stick a antibiotic tube in don’t milk it on for 5 or 6 days but keep it creamed up every milking then get her back milking

Aqueos spray on plaster is also good for stopping the wound getting infected

 

MrA.G.

Member
Location
Northern Ireland
Always let it heal and hope she spins on 4 next season
how do you dry off an individual quarter mid lactation without using a dc tube?
Sudacrem or any good thick antiseptic cream and metacam take the swelling down and keep it from hurting her to much stick a antibiotic tube in don’t milk it on for 5 or 6 days but keep it creamed up every milking then get her back milking
I think the test end is going to try and heal closed so that could be an issue if I don’t milk the quarter for a few days
 

Jdunn55

Member
My 14 year old daughter lost her favorite show cow back in the winter. She was really upset about it for a long time, I was actually quite worried about her.
I love this cow, she literally is my baby, right now theres absolutely no way I would part with her, I could do with some good news occasionally and finding out shes in-calf would make my year without a doubt.

When I lost my last holstein from dads herd I was beyond distraught, I hope your daughter is ok
 

Cowmansam

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
how do you dry off an individual quarter mid lactation without using a dc tube?
I think the test end is going to try and heal closed so that could be an issue if I don’t milk the quarter for a few days
Usually just bit stiff drawing out first time maybe poke with a tube tip to open it but I think milking it makes the healing process take a lot longer and causes more damage swelling and pain
 

Cowmansam

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
Usually just bit stiff drawing out first time maybe poke with a tube tip to open it but I think milking it makes the healing process take a lot longer and causes more damage swelling and pain
I’ve had fully torn teats stapled or stitched and not had one fail to come back into milk yet doing that method vets look at you a bit sideways when you ring for a teat to be stitched most just leave it to fester or 3/4
 

Cowmansam

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
I love this cow, she literally is my baby, right now theres absolutely no way I would part with her, I could do with some good news occasionally and finding out shes in-calf would make my year without a doubt.

When I lost my last holstein from dads herd I was beyond distraught, I hope your daughter is ok
You need a woman or a man or whatever it is that floats your boat I like my cows but life goes on
 

som farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
I’ve had fully torn teats stapled or stitched and not had one fail to come back into milk yet doing that method vets look at you a bit sideways when you ring for a teat to be stitched most just leave it to fester or 3/4
used to put a canula up them, with a plug, on the end, just take the plug out, at milking time, milk runs out, but it does increases the chance of mastitus.
not so easy to do though, cow usually objected, sometimes, quite a lot.
haven't used one for years, quarter will usually dry itself off, and usually ok next calving.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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