Do you really know the conditioning (or emollient) package? At the dairy level, we all gauge the effectiveness of a conditioning package by the percentage of emollient included; however, there is much more to it than just the percent of conditioners.
Typically, when SCC goes up, teat dip is the first place that gets examined, however, there are other instances and locations on a farm that also need to be inspected and maintained to help keep your counts down.
When it comes to a dairy’s clean-in-place (CIP) routine and products, “That’s the way we have always done it” could be costing you milk quality.
With money at stake, let us take a refresher on the CIP basics.