Knowledge is power! In this day and age everyone milking cows should be milk recording – it is looking like it is something the dairies may well force upon you if you don’t. It is a very powerful tool that allows us to proactively tackle cell count cows before they become a problem. There are other useful features as an aside – we can monitor the nutrition status of the herd by looking at milk fat and protein and even analyse the herds fertility. If you milk record please give the milk recorder as much information as you can (services, PD’s, mastitis and lameness treatments etc).