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Center Documents Dairy Herd Health Care in New Case Study Report
July 10, 2013

The Center for Dairy Excellence has released a series of case studies focused on animal welfare and herd health standard operating procedures. This report offers a look into how standard operating procedures improved herd health care on nine Pennsylvania dairy farms. The report was made possible through a grant provided by the Pennsylvania Soybean Board.

The case study report is available under the “Business Tools” section of the center’s website at It shares key findings from a “Dairy Animal Welfare and Herd Health Care” project that the Center for Dairy Excellence initiated in 2011 to help nine participating farms address a cow care bottleneck on their farm. The nine farms received a $1,000 grant from the center to work with their herd veterinarian and others in a team environment to create standard operation procedures to improve the resolve the identified bottleneck.

To view the report, visit and click on “Business Tools.” Then look under the “Dairy Farm Case Studies” section for Herd Health Care. For more information, contact the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849 or


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