WHAT:     The National Mastitis Council (NMC) 51st Annual Meeting in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

WHO:       Milk quality specialists, veterinarians, university researchers and extension specialists, milk  plant field staff, dairy suppliers, dairy producers and students.

WHEN:     January 22-24, 2012

WHERE:   TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

                  5500 Gulf Boulevard

                  St. Pete Beach, FL 33706


WHY:      The NMC Annual Meeting is a three-day forum for dairy professionals from around the world to exchange current information on udder health, mastitis control, milking management and milk quality.

MORE:    The program will include sessions on communicating the mastitis control message; a global perspective on milk quality and trade; responsible antibiotic use utilizing innovative mastitis treatment and control methods; using precision dairy to improve milk quality; and research and development summaries. The meeting also features a poster session.

Specialized short courses will be offered to attendees, including:

   • Dairy Stockmanship – Reconnecting the People with the Cows

   • Coliform Mastitis – What’s New?

   • Monitoring Udder Health Using PCDART Tools

   • Milking System Evaluation – Where Do I Start?

   • Dynamic Milking System Analysis – Everyday Observations and Testing Protocols

   • Prototheca Mastitis – An Emerging Mastitis Threat

   • Being an Ambassador for the Dairy Industry – New Ways to Get the Message Out

   • Analyzing and Troubleshooting Dairies

   • Developing Mastitis Treatment Protocols

Registration and additional information soon will be available at www.nmconline.org.