The National Mastitis Council's (NMC) 51st Annual Meeting will take place in St. Pete Beach, Fla., Jan. 22-24, 2012. The event, catered toward milk quality specialists, veterinarians, university researchers and Extension specialists, milk plant field staff, dairy suppliers, dairy producers and students, will be held at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL. For reservations call 727-367-6461.
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.
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?
Registration and additional information will be available soon at www.nmconline.org.