MP3s: A mess of bovine beauties below the jump.
My New Year's resolution: help to stop mastitis from spreading on New Zealand's dairy farms. To help with that resolution, here's the "Mastitis Melodies" LP produced for the Waikato Dairy Laboratory of New Zealand and played on WFMU over the years to help educate the station's sizable dairy farmer audience. The songs on this album have one goal: to help you remember the five-point plan for treating and curbing outbreaks of mastitis on dairy farms. Since the songs don't explicitly give the listener the list of points, here they are for quick reference:
- Hygienic teat management
- Prompt treatment of mastitis
- Dry cow therapy
- Culling chronically affected cows
- Correct maintenance of the milking machine
Of course, if you're one of the few readers of this blog that isn't a New Zealand dairy farmer, you won't get much applicable information from these songs, but at least you can listen for the word "teats". It tends to show up quite a bit.
Remember Old Smokey | Any Old Cow | Old Farmer Bell | Machine Checks | Treat Your Teats | Treat All Your Udders With A Dry Cow Tube | Gentle's the Word For A Happy Herd | Rhymes (part 1) | Three Blind Teats | Ain't It All A Bloomin' Shame | Have A Clean Liner | Checking Machines For You | Way Down On Collin's Farm | Rhymes (part 2)
I hope that makes things a bit more clear. If you're still having problems with mastitis, take it up with the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.