Podcast

Dairy Australia Podcast 37 - Save thousands of dollars by reducing antibiotic usage



For many farmers, antibiotics are a major cost that impacts on the bottom line of their farm business. One farmer recently saved $100,000 in antibiotic costs by changing herd health procedures.

It’s also a community-wide issue about protecting life-saving medicines that can be weakened by over-use.

In the episode, Gippsland vet and mastitis guru Mark Humphris looks at how prevention and improved drying off techniques can dramatically cut antibiotic usage.

In a wide-ranging discussion with Steph Bullen from Dairy Australia’s animal health and nutrition team, Mark explains how dairy farmers can develop systems and procedures that reduce antibiotic usage (and vet bills) and improve herd health.


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