Dairy and Johne’s Disease
AgResourced is currently working with several properties, science providers and LIC to develop management plans for Johne’s Disease. Testing for JD as the primary action will not maximise the progress that can be made in the herd to control the disease. The testing of individual cows needs to be analysed alongside production parameters, genetics and an assessment of the environment. Recent studies indicate that cows with JD have 14% lower production over the season where there has been a positive confirmation of JD by serology. We are developing and streamlining pathways to enable easier management of the data and analysis. Please contact us if you have a JD issue – or are unsure what the prevalence is on your operation – and would like an overview of your status with a customised Johne’s Disease Management Plan for your business. You need to understand the current situation so that you can manage it. The earlier management is instigated the better for the herd, milk production and the bottom line.