Best Milking Practices-On-Farm Culturing
There are currently no events scheduled for this course.
This program will teach participants how to properly implement an On-Farm Mastitis Culturing program, identify bacteria and make educated treatment decisions to aid in increased profitability.
"Best Milking Practices- On Farm Culturing" will help producers improve income by increasing production and premium benefits as well as decrease cost of treatment for mastitis. This hands-on program is designed for dairy producers, employees and industry representatives.
Participants will learn the importance of essential tools needed for early detection of clinical and sub-clinical mastitis and proper treatment protocols. Participants will also acquire the proper techniques for collecting milk cultures, setting up cultures for on-farm identification and the knowledge to identify bacteria growth. Each participating farm will receive a start up culture kit to help them get started at their own farm.
Instructors are Greg Strait and Amber Yutzy, Penn State Extension educators.
This program is eligible for 1 SmartStart credit from AgChoice Farm Credit.
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