Best Milking Practices

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Best Milking Practices is a program offered to dairy producers, employees, and milkers, to help increase the quality of milk that is produced in Pennsylvania.

  • When

  • Tues., Nov. 7, 2017
    (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Jimmy Stup Farm
    10201 Glade Rd.
    Walkersville, MD 21793

To Be Covered 

Best Milking Practices

During this program educators will focus on:

  • Cow handling
  • Cleanliness
  • Udder preparation
  • Lag time
  • Unit on time
  • Unit alignment
  • Mastitis detection
  • Handling of infected cows

 

Participants will gain the tools needed to implement proper techniques on their farm to achieve success.

Mastitis

Participants will learn about the importance of early detection of clinical and sub-clinical mastitis, as well as proper treatment protocols. After completion of this program, participants will have the essential tools to produce high quality milk on their farm. This in turn, will increase income through increased milk production, increased premium benefits and decreased cost of treatment.

Milking Consistency 

Milking consistency affects cow well-being, mastitis risks and milk output. The purpose of this program is to teach the use of consistent milking practices that emphasize teat cleanliness, udder stimulation, and rapid milk flow while performing the most important job on the farm. 

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