The Countdown Farm Guidelines are an essential resource for everyone who milks cows, providing advice on all aspects of mastitis control and milk quality. The guidelines cover best practices at each stage of the cow's lactation.
The Farm Guidelines have recently undergone a major revision to include new information, integrate with the new Countdown Mastitis Toolkit App and support the revised 'Cups On Cups' Off course offered by the NCDE.
Dairy farmers can order a free copy if you supply your postcode and your Dairy Australia dairy enterprise number. This number can be found on recent correspondence from Dairy Australia or by contacting Dairy Australia's member information line on 1800 004 377.
For all others the cost is $25 per copy including postage within Australia.
The Guidelines are underpinned by the Countdown Technotes - a comprehensive manual for farm advisers that provide the the rationale behind each Farm Guideline recommendation, scientific context, practical tips and key references for further reading.
Advisers please note: you will not appear on this list until you have completed your final assessment.
Countdown MQ Adviser training
The Countdown MQ Advisor training provides milking machine technicians, dairy vets and other dairy advisers with a wealth of up-to-date technical information, the opportunity to practise new investigation techniques and a framework for working with farmer clients on mastitis and milk quality issues.
This course includes 3 two-day workshops spread over 6 months, with online learning modules and on farm assignments to complete before each workshop.
Please subscribe to the Countdown 2020 program e-subscriber list to receive notification of future courses.
The Shed Guides are designed to be used by milkers and farm managers as visual guides for prevention, monitoring and treatment of mastitis. These practical step-by-step Shed Guides are water resistant and can be hung up in the dairy shed for easy reference.
Farmers ordering the Shed Guides will also receive a bonus high quality Dairy Australia milking apron.
Order your copy of the Countdown Shed Guides here.