The most continuous task you are challenged with as a dairy producer is managing milk quality and output. To properly manage and even increase milk quality and production, a producer must ensure that a cow is comfortable in her environment. Cow comfort is directed lined to the amount of milk she produces. Thus, it’s important to not turn a blind eye to proper udder care otherwise you may put your operation at risk for unstable milk production.
At ABS Global, we have great products that can help improve or maintain cow comfort, but what sets our UdderCare team apart from anyone else in the teat health business is our people! Our people are here to support you every step of the way.
Look to our team for expert and honest advice in the following areas.
- Training and consultation
- Milking procedures
- Equipment testing
- Facility and environment review on farm
- Records analysis
- Barn audits
- Hygiene and teat scoring
- Teat and udder health
Like everything else in our business, ABS is dedicated to bringing the industry the most reliable and valuable products to benefit producers across the globe. The ABS UdderCare product line contains ASC germicide that swiftly kills all mastitis causing organisms, including Staph, Strep, Mycoplasma, molds, and yeasts. Mastitis is considered one of the costliest health issues in the dairy industry. It costs a dairy more than any other disease. Insufficient dip coverage or cleaning can increase the risk of harmful bacteria being left behind which can lead to mastitis. Please remember that in a dairy, mastitis can lead to slower let down and milking inefficiencies.
ABS Uddercare products include various Acidified Sodium Chlorite (ASC), also known as Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2), based products to fit your dairy’s needs. ASC is an effective bacterial, fungicidal, viricidal broad-spectrum agent, making this germicide very effective under organic loads, including manure, mud, bedding or milk, where other teat dips lose their effectiveness. For example, the Associated of Analytical Chemists (AOAC) proved that ABS Uddercare products have a 15-second kill after application., even under a 10% organic load. Despite its effectiveness and speed, ASC is residue safe, breaking down into naturally occurring materials and has been trusted for commercial use for over 60 years. Note: Chlorine Dioxide should not be confused with Chlorine.
Healthy teat skin is a critical component of the cow’s own defense against mastitis.
Each of the Valiant and Express products contain a secondary germicide, ensuring teats are protected right up to the next milking. The effective combination of emollients is formulated to maintain healthy skin year-round, and a bright colored marking from the product readily identifies dipped teats.
Read this blog for more tips on healthy udders, especially during cold weather.
The ABS UdderCare team wakes up and thinks about milk quality and production every day. That’s why we offer the industry leading product to ensure superior teat and udder health. Take a scroll below to see our full product offering of teat dips, disinfectants, sealant, and pumps and systems.