Friday, December 13, 2013

Learn to Reduce Mastitis in Dairy Herds at Northern NY Classes

News from the Northern New York Dairy Institute:

The Northern New York Dairy Institute is offering classes to help farmers reduce the incidence of mastitis in their dairy herds.

The class will cover record keeping for mastitis control, the importance of knowing the different strains of mastitis for selecting proper treatment, and the value of records for identifying problem cows and what mastitis may be costing the farm.

Speakers include veterinarian Dr. Jessica Scillieri Smith of the Quality Milk Lab at Canton, George Cudoc with Dairy One’s Dairy Management Resources division, Northern New York Regional Dairy Specialist Dr. Kimberly Morrill, and New York State veterinarians.

The cost is $35 by pre-registration or $50 at the door. Classes will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. class.

The class will be offered:
Jan. 14 at the CCE Extension Learning Farm, Canton
Jan. 15 at the Farm Credit East office, Burrville; and
Jan. 15 at Mo’s Pub and Grill, Malone.

The pre-registration deadline is two weeks prior to the class session. To register for any of the locations, contact NNY Regional Dairy Specialist Kimberley Morrill, 518-564-0498 or 315-379-9192,

The classes are organized by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Northern New York and Quality Milk Production Services in Burrville, Canton and Malone.

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