Preliminary study indicated that horn flies can contaminate the mammary gland of heifers.
Monitoring the milking procedures, equipment cleaning and milk cooling should go a long way in producing high quality milk that is low in bacteria.
Producers can improve milk quality in Louisiana by lowering somatic cell counts, especially during the summer and early fall.
Electronic measures of somatic cell counts on individual cows can be used to manage somatic cell counts in bulk tank milk.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture