Let’s Take A Closer Look At Teat Health This Winter

This morning, the temperature is minus 11OF and the high is expected to be 8OF with winds at 15 miles per hour. Last week, temperatures were bumping 50OF and now we aren’t predicted to hit 25OF this week. In the milk barn, one of the biggest challenges during extreme cold weather is teat health.  The teat has naturally occurring oils that help to prevent skin chapping, cracking and damage in cold weather, but washing plus pre and post dips can remove those oils and expose wet teat tissue to frigid temperatures.

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