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Best Milking Practices Workshop for Hispanics

Posted: September 25, 2013

Extension Dairy Team offers hands-on workshop taught in Spanish to help producers and employees understand the importance of consistent milking practices.

 Penn State's Extension Dairy Team is offering a hands-on workshop taught in Spanish designed to help producers, herd managers, farm employees and industry representatives understand the importance of consistent milking practices to produce a high quality product.

To be held October 16 in Somerset County, the program will emphasize the importance of early detection of clinical mastitis. Participants will implement the use of a strip cup, pre-stripping, milking gloves and California Mastitis Test (CMT).  In addition, participants will perform their milking preparation in a manner to not exceed a lag time of 60-90 seconds.  The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The program is designed to increase productivity and profitability on dairy farms, increasing knowledge of best milking practices.

Registration fee is $15 per person, and can be done online or by downloading a registration form at http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/courses. A form may be downloaded and mailed to Penn State Extension Dairy Team, 324 Henning Bldg., University Park, PA 16802.

This program is eligible for 1 SmartStart credit from AgChoice Farm Credit.

For more information, call toll-free 888-373-7232 or contact Amber Yutzy, Extension Educator, an113@psu.edu (814-643-1660) or Greg Strait, gls10@psu.edu.