As new regulations in milk quality are being set in place, controlling somatic cell count will become more important than ever. Dr. Ynte Schukken will discuss the best management practices for milk quality with a focus on somatic cell counts. The benefits of a lower SCC will be presented and a quick calculator to estimate the benefits to be gained from improved milk quality will be presented. He will also share a novel program to reduce cell counts on your farm that has had very successful results. Schukken is a professor in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. His research focuses on population dynamics of infectious diseases, udder health and statistical and mathematical models for animal disease research. Schukken was also honored with the Outstanding Scientist Award in 2002 by the American Dairy Science Association.
Saturday, October 8, 11:00 a.m.
"Dairies, Air Quality & Climate Change – Where the Industry Stands"
Dr. Frank Mitloener, Associate Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, University of California-Davis
Sponsored by: Jamesway
In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about the impact dairy farming has on the environment especially with regards to air quality. Carbon footprinting is quickly becoming a standard to measure the impact items have on the environment and could force even stricter regulations for producers. Dr. Mitloehner will discuss the most recent findings as they relate to the impacts of the dairy industry on air quality and climate change. He will summarize the most recent regional, national and international efforts to quantify and mitigate emissions, as well as the latest developments in the area of dairies and air quality regulation and litigation. Mitloehner is an associate professor and Air Quality Specialist in Cooperative Extension at UC-Davis. He serves as principle investigator of a broad range of air emission and mitigation studies and has authored 50 publications in refereed journals. He serves as Director of the UC Davis Agricultural Air Quality Center.
Source: World Dairy Expo