NMC Mission Statement
Provide a forum for education and global exchange of information on milk quality, mastitis and relevant research.
Communicate that information to the dairy industry enabling it to control mastitis and improve milk quality.
Graduate students with an interest in mastitis, udder health, milking management and milk quality are invited to apply for the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Scholars Program.
The goal of the NMC Scholars Program is to encourage graduate student participation in National Mastitis Council programs and activities, and support the development of future milk quality researchers and specialists.
A maximum of four scholarships will be awarded. At least two scholarship recipients will be graduate students at a university or college outside of the United States and Canada.
Successful applicants will receive travel funding to attend the National Mastitis Council 55th Annual Meeting, January 31 – February 2, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.
The application deadline is July 31, 2015. [Details here.]
Register now for the National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting, July 28-29, 2015, in Syracuse, New York. The goal of the meeting is to provide a forum for delivering and sharing information about udder health, mastitis control, milking management, milk quality and animal well-being.
The meeting includes short courses, general sessions, and a post-conference farm tour.
All individuals with an interest in quality milk production — including dairy farmers and their employees, veterinarians, milk quality advisors/consultants, technical field representatives from dairy equipment and pharmaceutical companies, other allied dairy professionals and students — are encouraged to attend.
Read more about the program HERE.
Program details are being finalized for this year’s National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting, to be held July 28-29, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool in Syracuse, New York.
The first day of the conference (July 28) will include short courses (both on-farm and classroom). The second day (July 29) will feature the main program, with a variety of topics related to udder health, milking management, and quality milk production.
A post-conference tour featuring several area dairy farms will be held Thursday, July 30.
Recipients of the National Dairy Quality Awards (NDQA) were honored at the National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting, held in Memphis, Tennessee, February 1-3, 2015. The NDQA program recognizes dairy producers from across the United States who produce high quality milk while implementing management practices that focus on udder health and animal well being.
Honored during the NMC awards luncheon, the top-ranked Platinum winners were: Mike, Jean, Brent, Brock and Nelda Bailey, and Florieda Gorham, Tomah, Wisconsin; Randy and Kathy Bauer, Faribault, Minnesota; Jeremy Beebe, Whittemore, Michigan; Michael Kleinhans, Kiel, Wisconsin; Duane and Janet Molhoek, Falmouth, Michigan; Brent, Nancy, Tyler and Ben Wilson, Carson City, Michigan; Mike, Lorene, Andrew and Bobbi Zagata, Sebewaing, Michigan.
In addition to the six Platinum winners, there were also 17 Gold and 17 Silver NDQA winners. These farms were selected from more than 160 applications submitted for the 2014 awards. Farms are nominated by professionals who serve the dairy industry such as dairy plant field staff, veterinarians, extension specialists, and DHI supervisors.
Click here to read brief bio’s about Platinum winners, along with a listing of the Gold and Silver winners (and their nominators). Congratulations to all!