Pre-registration is required by Nov. 29
This workshop will include educational sessions along with several hands-on demonstrations. Ben Enger (PhD, Assistant Professor Dept of Animal Sciences: Mastitis and Mammary Physiology) and Luciana Da Costa (DVM, MSc, PhD, Dairy Extension Veterinarian: Mastitis and Milk Quality) will be presenting the material. Sessions will include an overview of mastitis and the pathogens and environmental conditions that contribute to SCC in milk, how to better understand and utilize a DHI or other milk sample report, proper cattle handling to reduce stress before and during milking, optimal milking preparation procedures, and dry off procedures to minimize the likelihood of mastitis infections.
A panel discussion with local dairy processors will provide another perspective on SCC and milk quality.
Attendees are encouraged to bring DHI and current milk reports for discussion during the hands-on break out groups in the afternoon. Milk samples may also be submitted for mastitis pathogen testing. Contact the Wayne County Extension office for details on submissions.
Seating for the program is limited, and pre-registration is required by November 29.
Event Coordinator: Matthew Nussbaum, ANR Program Assistant, [email protected] 330-264-8722.