Do you really know the conditioning (or emollient) package? At the dairy level, we all gauge the effectiveness of a conditioning package by the percentage of emollient included; however, there is much more to it than just the percent of conditioners.
Typically, when SCC goes up, teat dip is the first place that gets examined, however, there are other instances and locations on a farm that also need to be inspected and maintained to help keep your counts down.
Teat dip is an integral part of keeping good milk quality numbers. There are many methods to apply the dip and an even greater number of germicides to choose from today, but one rule reigns supreme: GET DIP ON ALL OF THE TEATS!