The need to produce quality milk has never been more important, and here’s your chance to learn from dairy farmers who are successful in doing so.

The upcoming Successful Dairy Systems Field Days will be held at nine locations in Minnesota during July and August, and will focus on herds with a low somatic cell count. The program objectives are to learn from producers who have successfully maintained low SCC and to discuss the new European Union 400,000 SCC requirement that goes into effect Oct. 1. The field days are an opportunity to learn how the 400,000 limit can be met and what management practices that can work to help lower SCC.

The events will be held:

  • July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Sleepy Eye, Minn.
  • July 7, 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Dennison, Minn.
  • July 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Lewiston, Minn.
  • July 27, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Litchfield, Minn.
  • July 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Spring Grove, Minn.
  • July 28, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Pipestone, Minn.
  • Aug. 3, 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Browerville, Minn.
  • Aug. 12, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Melrose, Minn.
  • Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Perham, Minn.

Pre-registration is not required and there is no charge to attend.

Successful Dairy Systems Field Days are presented by the University of Minnesota Extension Dairy Team with partial financial support from Minnesota Dairy Initiatives.

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Source: University of Minnesota