With margins in the agricultural sector always under pressure, having a handle on costings is key. Costs for which you receive a printed bill are easy to a keep track of (the vet, feed, fertiliser, etc.). However, tracking the cost of disease can be harder.
The three areas of disease that cost the most within the dairy industry are; poor fertility, mastitis and lameness.
In this month's edition of the newsletter from The George farm Vets we look at the cost of disease, both direct and indirect, and present the argument for having disease properly investigated and investing in farm improvements.