Episode 13: What it takes to stay under 100,000 SCC on composted manure bedding, featuring Scott Blevins, Wiese Bros. Farms, Greenleaf, Wisconsin
An area that many dairies struggle with, especially those using composted manure for bedding is this: Milk quality. It’s a common challenge for somatic cell counts to bounce all over the board when bedding with dried solids, and it requires an elevated level of both stall and parlor management to maintain udder health.
So what does it take to keep somatic cell counts consistently below 100,000 in a dairy facility that beds with composted manure solids?
In this episode, Progressive Dairy podcast host Peggy Coffeen sits down with Scott Blevins, the director of dairy and heifer operations at Wiese Bros. Farms in Greenleaf, Wis., to find out how he does it.