15 episodes

Join Anexa Dairy Vets for an informative but low key chat about all things Animal Health. This podcast series is aimed at staff on dairy farms that want to learn. Designed to be an easy listen while you are bringing the cows to the shed for milking or hosing the yard down, these interview-style chats should help create common knowledge on farm.

Anexa Veterinary Services In One Ear & Out The Udder Podcast Anexa Veterinary

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Join Anexa Dairy Vets for an informative but low key chat about all things Animal Health. This podcast series is aimed at staff on dairy farms that want to learn. Designed to be an easy listen while you are bringing the cows to the shed for milking or hosing the yard down, these interview-style chats should help create common knowledge on farm.

    Young cattle: Drenching and parasite control

    Young cattle: Drenching and parasite control

    In this episode of Anexa’s Podcast, In One Ear and Out the Udder, vets Emma Franklin and Travis Scott catch up to discuss what to consider when making decisions about a drenching plan for youngstock. From when to start drenching and how often to treat for parasites, to monitoring the success of a parasite control programme and taking steps to reduce the development of resistance, Emma and Travis discuss it all. 

    • 16 min
    Dairy calves and heifers - trace elements testing and supplementation

    Dairy calves and heifers - trace elements testing and supplementation

    In this episode of Anexa’s Podcast, In One Ear and Out the Udder, vets Emma Franklin and Travis Scott discuss why youngstock shouldn’t be forgotten when it comes to Trace Element testing and supplementation. They chat about supplementation options and how they should differ depending on the management system and whether they are needed for maintenance or to treat deficiency. They also talk about the importance of having a written youngstock plan alongside your grazing contract to ensure the owner, the grazier and the vet are all working together towards common goals to ensure heifers are in the best shape possible at calving to start a long, healthy productive life as a dairy cow. 

    • 20 min
    Dairy calves and heifers - why reaching target weight is so important to their future production

    Dairy calves and heifers - why reaching target weight is so important to their future production

    In this episode of Anexa’s Podcast, In One Ear and Out the Udder, vets Emma Franklin and Travis Scott chat about the need to regularly monitor and record weights of dairy calves and heifers. Travis explains why it is so important to reach weight targets for heifers’ future production and reproduction and tells Emma about new research that shows that weight gain pre-weaning is critical to an animal’s lifetime productivity.

    • 14 min
    Training heifers through the cowshed for teat sealing and beyond

    Training heifers through the cowshed for teat sealing and beyond

    In this episode of Anexa’s Podcast, In One Ear and Out the Udder, vet Emma Franklin talks to experienced technician and dairy farmer Kelly Goodare. They talk about why training heifers is a job well worth doing before calving starts and Kelly shares her tips for getting heifers used to different types of cowsheds. Emma talks about the benefits of Teat Sealing heifers and asks Kelly what the farmers can do, beforehand and on the day, to make sure this crucial job runs smoothly and is hassle free. Whether you have a herringbone shed, a rotary shed or are using Anexa’s Teat Sealing Trailer, you and your team won’t want to miss this episode.

    • 16 min
    Body Condition Scoring Cows - why, when, where & how to make it really count

    Body Condition Scoring Cows - why, when, where & how to make it really count

    In this episode of Anexa’s Podcast, In One Ear and Out the Udder, Emma chats with Hanneke Officer about the benefits of regularly body condition scoring (BCS) dairy cows. They compare mob scoring to individual cow condition scoring and discuss ways to use the extra information gained when every cow in the herd is condition scored, such as generating dry off lists based on each cow’s condition and predicted calving date.  If you haven’t had your whole herd condition scored before, listening to this episode will explain how easy the process can be and why now is the perfect time to incorporate condition scoring to help with management decisions for your herd that will provide positive returns now and into future seasons.

    • 10 min
    Getting the most out of your milk quality consult

    Getting the most out of your milk quality consult

    In this episode of Anexa’s Podcast, In One Ear and Out the Udder, vets Emma Franklin and Jemma Guyton chat about the important process of the Milk Quality Consult and discuss how farmers can get so much more from the consult than simply a prescription for Dry Cow Therapy. The vets consider when the best time is to do your milk quality consult so you can make a tailored approach to drying off your herd while examining milk quality outcomes across the whole season – celebrating wins and identifying any areas for improvement. Jemma explains how beneficial it is to include all staff on the farm in the milk quality consult process so having the whole team listen to this podcast episode is the first step to setting your herd up for success.

    For more information talk to your vet or check out Anexa's Milk Quality resource page here https://anexa.co.nz/farm/dairy/milk-quality/

    • 9 min

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