Farm Medix

Mastitis is a concern within the dairy industry for animal welfare reasons and cost, both in terms of treatment and lost production. Cows that show no symptoms but carry the disease contribute to its persistence in the herd. Giving dry cows a blanket dose of antibiotics is a common practice to ‘insure’ against mastitis but…

Dr. John Roche

Whether communicating with farmers, students, industry, scientists, iwi or media John Roche combines technical command of his subject matter with infectious enthusiasm. Principal Scientist with DairyNZ, Dr. John Roche is in demand as a presenter, media spokesperson and mentor, juggling 3-4 presentations per month in addition to his science management workload. He has a reputation…