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.