National Mastitis Council To Host 2-Day Forum

The National Mastitis Council will hold its regional meeting mid-August in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The National Mastitis Council will discuss udder health and milk quality next month.

The National Mastitis Council will hold its regional meeting Aug. 15 and 16, 2012, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The conference is aimed at anyone interested in udder health, mastitis control, milking management, milk quality and milk safety, said Anne Saeman, the council’s executive director.

Attendees can participate in four out of 10 interactive courses, including:

• Prototheca and Klebsiella Mastitis: Major Environmental Mastitis Threats
• Identifying Milking System Issues with Dynamic Testing
• Tapping the Milk Quality Records Analysis Potential of PCDART Management Software
• Successfully Planning for Success: Developing a Growth Strategy
• Troubleshooting Bacteria Issues
• Keeping the Parlor Crew on Target for 22 Hours a Day by Using Performance Information
• Conducting a Dairy Farm Milk Quality Walk-Through
• System Analysis Following the NMC Procedures for Evaluating Vacuum Levels and Air Flow in Milking Systems
• Understanding and Coupling Bacterial Cultures with Other Milk Quality Tests to Solve On-Farm Problems

A Spanish-taught course, “The Reasons Behind Udder Preparation,” will be offered to promote the importance of milk quality to Spanish-speaking employees.

Registration is available here.

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