As the government continues to spew out regulations regarding dairy farming, the paperwork gets more and more complicated. Now that were past the tail docking and not using iodine, herd lameness is the focus. 

While we can all agree that preventing lameness is not only beneficial to a cow's health, it also increases milk production. And every little bit helps with today's tight margins. Since the Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) went into effect, it's become much more complicated. There's the scorecard that ranks lameness, record keeping on hoof trimming and how lameness was treated and moniored.

Cornell Cooperative Extension will shed some light on the situation with a free seminar, Detecting Herd Lameness. Special guest speaker, Neil Andrew will host the session on Wednesday October 25th from 7 to 9pm at CCE's offices at 121 Second Street in Oriskany. It's free to attend but reservations are required by October 23. Reserve a spot by calling 315-736-3394 ext. 132 or email

SOURCE:  Cornell Cooperative Extension - Marylynn Collins


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