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1 NATIONAL SERVICE FOR UDDER HEALTH AND MILK QUALITY

2 The National Service for udder health and milk quality is a non profit organization, dedicated to improving the udder health and milk quality of all milk production (cows, sheep and goats) in Israel

3 SERVICE FOR ALL MILK PRODUCERS The veterinarians and milking management advisers of the National Service are dedicated to advising all milk producers on optimal practices for improving herd health and milk quality The veterinarians and milking management advisers of the National Service are dedicated to advising all milk producers on optimal practices for improving herd health and milk quality This service is provided by virtue of a levy on all milk marketed, with no further payment on behalf of the producers This service is provided by virtue of a levy on all milk marketed, with no further payment on behalf of the producers

4 BEFORE 1997 5 Regional laboratories for milk culturing. 5 Regional laboratories for milk culturing. Milking management and on farm equipment evaluation under the auspices of the Israel Cattle Breeders Association (ICBA). Milking management and on farm equipment evaluation under the auspices of the Israel Cattle Breeders Association (ICBA).

5 BEGINNING IN 1997 Formation of the National Service for udder health and milk quality Formation of the National Service for udder health and milk quality Two regional laboratories - North and South Two regional laboratories - North and South Each Laboratory with full staff for on farm evaluations of management and equipment as well as milk culturing Each Laboratory with full staff for on farm evaluations of management and equipment as well as milk culturing Funded by the Israel Dairy Board Funded by the Israel Dairy Board

6 BEGINNING IN 2005 One Mastitis diagnostic laboratory situated in Caesarea, that also serves as a bacteriological reference laboratory for the milk components Bactoscan Samples from mastitic cows sent by dairy farmers are sent daily to Caesarea, together with the samples for milk components from processing plants all over the country One laboratory serves all herds, between the Golan Heights in the North, and as far as Eilat in the South

7 ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE Israel Dairy Board National service for udder health and milk quality Field Services Director Milking Management Advisers Sampling Technicians Laboratory Director Laboratory Assistants Professional Director

8 Dr. Shmuel Friedman Professional Director 972-50-2851371shmulik@mba-labs.org.il Dr. Adin Shwimmer Field Services Director 972-50-5524476adin@mba-labs.org.il Dr. Mor Freed Laboratory Director 972-50-2988836mor@mba-labs.org.il Avraham Harel Quality Control & Public Relations 972-50-2783458avraham@mba-labs.org.il Achiam Shani Milking Management Adviser 972-50-2988830achiam@mba-labs.org.il Meir Reichman Milking Management Adviser 972-50-2988835meir@mba-labs.org.il Ralph Ginsberg Milking Management Adviser 972-50-7574479ralf@mba-labs.org.il Zeev Feldheim Milking Management Adviser 972-50-5349586zeev@mba-labs.org.il Contact Details

9 LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS AND SERVICES

10 Sampling and analysis of dairy cow herds in Israel.(>200.000 SCC) Analysis of samples from cows with clinical and sub-clinical mastitis sent by dairy farmers. Analysis of samples sent by farmers from pre-partum cows for sub- clinical mastitis Analysis of bedding samples

11 LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS AND SERVICES Analysis of water for Pseudomonas. Antibiograms providing information to the clinical veterinarian Bulk tank analysis for Streptococcus Agalactiae Bulk tank analysis for Streptococcus Agalactiae. Evaluation of teat dip samples from dairy herds.

12 Comparison of amount of cultures 2000 – 2004

13 CLINICAL MASTITIS 2000 - 2004 SPECIES20002001200220032004 Streptococcus Agalactia0.080.040.020.030 Streptococcus Disgalactia5.86.17.0 6.4 Streptococcus Uberis1.52.11.62.32.2 Streptococcus Non Ag.5.14.94.45.14.1 Staphylococcus Aureus2.51.82.11.31.4 C.N.S.7.87.58.49.5 Corynebacterium Bovis2.42.22.02.42.7 Esherichia Coli23.528.031.032.036.0 A.Pyogenes1.72.42.52.3 Nocardia1.50.30.1 Negative Samples25.826.324.0 23.0 Polluted Samples14.89.38.68.27.0 No Pathogens4.95.84.82.52.0 Other Species4.473.03.34.233.33

14 ADVICE ON IMPROVING UDDER HEALTH

15 EXTENSION SURVEY Milking Procedures and Hygiene Milking Procedures and Hygiene Examination of Milking Equipment including Pulsator graphs, Air flow readings and controller function Examination of Milking Equipment including Pulsator graphs, Air flow readings and controller function Sanitation and washing procedures Sanitation and washing procedures Housing and cow environment management Housing and cow environment management

16 MILKING PARLOR AND EQUIPMENT CONSULTATION

17 Advice on milking parlor planning and construction Handbook on milking machine specifications Supervision of companies supplying milking equipment, teat dips and detergents Static and dynamic testing of milking parlors Milking parlor trouble shooting

18 EDUCATION

19 Regional workshops for dairy farmers. Individual on farm counseling in liaison with the clinical veterinarian Promotion of research projects and field studies Follow up and counseling of herds experiencing problems with mastitis and high cell counts Hadaf Halavan - Monthly newsletter on udder health and milking hygiene Hadaf Halavan - Monthly newsletter on udder health and milking hygiene

20 Milk Quality A firm and constant policy was established by the Israeli Dairy Board in the 90s with the aim of improving milk quality. Economic incentives were set in order to lower the somatic cell count in the milk supplied to the industry and threshold of price categories was progressively lowered along years. The farmers response caused the average SCC (annual average for all farms) to decrease from 428,000/ml in 1995 to 259,000 in 2004. A firm and constant policy was established by the Israeli Dairy Board in the 90s with the aim of improving milk quality. Economic incentives were set in order to lower the somatic cell count in the milk supplied to the industry and threshold of price categories was progressively lowered along years. The farmers response caused the average SCC (annual average for all farms) to decrease from 428,000/ml in 1995 to 259,000 in 2004.

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22 Average Somatic Cell Count by Year

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24 GOALS FOR 2005 Retaining the average national somatic cell count below 230,000 Retaining the average national somatic cell count below 230,000 Reduction in the number of human errors in marketing disqualified milk, high bacteria counts, antibiotics etc. Reduction in the number of human errors in marketing disqualified milk, high bacteria counts, antibiotics etc. Reduction in environmental mastitis with an emphasis on housing management Reduction in environmental mastitis with an emphasis on housing management

25 Continuing consultation on udder health and milk quality in the event of herd expansion and mergers. Continuing consultation on udder health and milk quality in the event of herd expansion and mergers. Reduction in answer time to farmers via the internet, on clinical mastitis samples results. Reduction in answer time to farmers via the internet, on clinical mastitis samples results. Building models for monitoring risk factors for udder health, milk quality & quantifying the economic implications Building models for monitoring risk factors for udder health, milk quality & quantifying the economic implications Monitoring Mycobacterium paratuberculosis ( Johne's disease ) in milk samples Monitoring Mycobacterium paratuberculosis ( Johne's disease ) in milk samples

26 National service for udder health and milk quality Caesarea Industrial Park P.O.Box 3553 38900 Israel ralf@mba-labs.org.il Israel Dairy Board (Production& Marketing) Aderet House, 46 Derech HaMaccabim Rishon LeZion P.O.Box 15578 Rishon LeZion 75054 Israel office@is-d-b.co.il www.milk.org.il


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