Milk quality

Milk quality impacts on milk pricing, and therefore dairy farm profits. Mastitis is the main threat to milk quality, and controlling mastitis via the Countdown program is a key focus for Dairy Australia.

Countdown mastitis control

Established in 1998, Dairy Australia’s Countdown is a highly successful training and extension program for dairy farmers and their advisors. It helps farmers meet milk quality standards, improve farm profitability and protect export markets.

The Guideline Technotes are key to the service, providing an industry-agreed, comprehensive review of mastitis literature for pasture-based systems.

Key features include:

  • Farmer guidelines for mastitis control
  • Farmer fact sheets
  • Advisor Technotes for mastitis montrol (for advisors)
  • Frequently Asked Questions fact sheets


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