61st National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting Offers In-Person, Virtual Attendance Options

61st National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting Offers In-Person, Virtual Attendance Options

Come and explore “Future Frontiers” at the 61st National Mastitis Council (NMC) Annual Meeting, Feb. 1-3, 2022, at the Town and Country Resort, San Diego. This event will help the global dairy industry capitalize on available strategies to prevent, treat and control mastitis, enhance udder health and foster animal welfare.

Given the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions, NMC is providing a “hybrid meeting” – with in-person and virtual attendance options. The 2022 NMC Annual Meeting theme revolves around “Future Frontiers.” To view the meeting agenda and/or to register, go HERE.

“Producing quality milk remains a top priority for dairy producers like myself,” said NMC President Patrick Christian of Christian Hill Dairy, Lomira, Wisconsin, USA. “NMC members are committed to helping dairy producers around the world achieve their milk quality goals.”

“The NMC Annual Meeting provides a forum to share advancements in reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality,” said NMC First Vice President Linda Tikofsky, senior associate director, cattle professional services, dairy at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. “Additionally, NMC promotes research that explores ‘future frontiers’ and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety.”

This year’s General Sessions feature:

  • Frontiers in Consumer Demands
  • Frontiers in Managing for Milk Quality
  • Frontiers in Mastitis Science
  • Frontiers in Tracking, Treating and Diagnosing
  • Frontiers in Mastitis Management/Fronteras en el manejo de mastitis (presented in Spanish)

Short course topics include:

  • Team Troubleshooting Real World Milk Quality Problems
  • Uncovering the Mysteries of Somatic Cell Count and Mastitis Data
  • The Bugs that Bug Us
  • How to Successfully Evaluate Milking Center Data to Stimulate Improvement on Dairies
  • Sensor-based Mastitis Management
  • Why, When and How to Perform an NMC Milking System Air Flow Analysis
  • Testing and Interpretation for Milking Machines with Dynamic Control of Vacuum and/or Pulsation
  • An Organized Approach to Developing a Long-term Action Plan for Herds with Poor Teat Ends
  • Dairy’s Commitment to On-farm Social Responsibility: The National Dairy FARM Program
  • Genetics for Mastitis Resistance
  • Training and Retaining Milk Harvest Technicians with the SOP, Roadmap and TWI Approach
  • Strategies to Improve Transition Cow Mammary Gland Health
  • Managing Compost-bedded Pack Barns for Optimal Milk Quality
  • The Human Side of Milk Quality: Taking Your Parlor Team to the Next Level
  • Robotic Milking and Mastitis Management. How does the NMC 10 Point Plan Work for Producers?

Other highlights of the upcoming meeting include a silent auction, which supports professional development efforts, 5K Fun Run/Walk and recognition of the National Dairy Quality Award winners, NMC Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control recipient, and NMC Scholars.

National Mastitis Council is a professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has about 1,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world.

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