The SQMI Quarterly – Winter 2018

In this issue: 5th Annual Southeast Quality Milk Initiative Conference in Nashville a great success  —  Cow comfort and attention to detail help  Southeast dairy farmers produce high quality milk  — Does administration of an anti-inflammatory drug around the time of calving improve animal behavior and milk yield?  — Using […]

The SQMI Quarterly – Fall 2017

In this issue: The role of milk flow and take-off level in milk quality  –  What does somatic cell count really tell us?  –  What do dairy farmers with low bulk tank somatic cell counts have in common? The SQMI Quarterly – Fall 2017 (English version) The SQMI Quarterly – […]

The SQMI Quarterly-Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of the SQMI Quarterly is available below. In this issue: Does the length of the dry period affect milk quality?  |  How safe is the consumption of raw milk?  | Minimize heat stress to maximize milk production The SQMI Quarterly – Spring 2017 The SQMI Quarterly […]

The SQMI Quarterly – Spring 2016

This month’s newsletter includes a Bacterial Reference Guide for Mastitis.  Access the newsletter and guide below in English and Spanish.   Spring 2016 – SQMI Newsletter SQMI Bacterial Reference Guide     Spring 2016 – SQMI Newsletter – Spanish Guia de Referencia para bacterias que causan Mastitis  

Milk quality study underway in the Southeast U.S.

The outcomes of mastitis – lower milk production and reduced quality milk – are affecting the sustainability of the Southeast dairy industry. The Southeast Quality Milk Initiative (SQMI), a USDA-funded project, aims to help dairy farmers throughout the region control mastitis and lower bulk tank SCC through cost-effective control strategies…Read […]

University of Tennessee Heading Dairy Study in Southeast

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | A six-state study will attempt to pinpoint the causes of the decline in the Southeastern U.S. dairy industry. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is the lead institution for the study, funded by a $3 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. […]