Best Milking Practices
Participants will gain the tools needed to implement proper techniques on their farm to achieve success.
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 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.
Anyone involved in the dairy industry, including dairy producers, dairy farmers, dairy cow owners, dairy herd managers, dairy farm employees, and dairy industry representatives.
During this program educators will focus on:
- Cow handling
- Udder preparation
- Lag time
- Unit on time
- Unit alignment
- Mastitis detection
- Handling of infected cows
Ginger D Fenton, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH