Milk and Milk Components
How are Milk Components Related? (pdf file, 561KB)
This NebGuide discusses genetic correlations of yield traits and percentage traits and how to use these relationships in selection and culling programs.
How to Interpret the DHIA-520 Somatic Cell Count Profile (pdf file, 644KB)
Examining DHIA somatic cell count reports and using them as valuable aids in identifying the major causes of problems in individual herds are provided in this publication.
How to Interpret and Use the ProStaph1™ Test (pdf file, 564KB)
The ProStaph 1™ test can identify cows that are infected with mastitis but have no visible symptoms. This NebGuide explains how to use and interpret the test.
Milk Urea Nitrogen Testing (pdf file, 570KB)
This NebGuide discusses how to properly test for MUN and interpret the results.
Producing Milk with a Low Bacteria Count (pdf file, 610KB)
This NebGuide provides cleaning, sanitizing, mechanical, environmental and other procedures to follow to assure a low bacteria count in milk.
Dairy 10-Point Quality Control Program-Mastitis Treatment Records (pdf file, 593KB)
This NebGuide presents a mastitis treatment record-keeping system that will help reduce the chances of having adulterated milk enter the milk tank.
World's Best Milk Quality Website
The University of Wisconsin Department of Dairy Science has created a website specifically for milk quality. Information on milk quality and mastitis is also available here.
National Mastitis Council
This website contains information mastitis regulations, controlling mastitis, milking procedures, somatic cells counts, and more.