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.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
The 2016 National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting will be held at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wisconsin, June 29-30.
This NMC meeting provides a forum for networking and sharing information about udder health, milking equipment, milk quality and milk safety. Short courses (workshops) will be held on June 29, followed by the main program on June 30. A farm tour is also available on June 29.
Individuals from all segments of the dairy industry are encouraged to attend.
Watch for program updates and registration information (available around May 1) on www.nmconline.org. For more information, call 952-758-2146 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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National Mastitis Council (NMC) members elected two new members – Elizabeth Berry and David Kelton – to its board of directors during the NMC Annual Business Meeting, held Feb. 2, in Glendale, Ariz. Berry is a veterinarian and research and development scientist at Animax in Hereford, United Kingdom. Kelton is a professor of epidemiology and dairy health at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ont., Canada. During the next year, Sandra Godden, a dairy population medicine professor at the University of Minnesota, will lead the organization as president; Mario Lopez, DeLaval technical service and technical tools development manager, will serve as first vice president; and Kelton will serve as second vice president.
Pictured: (Sitting) Mario Lopez, Sandra Godden, David Kelton, Gina Pighetti. (Standing L to R) Patrick Christian, Elizabeth Berry, Steve Lehman, Kevin Anderson, Jason Lombard, Gary Neubauer, Joe Gillespie, Keith Engel. Not pictured: Ron Erskine, Sarne De Vliegher, Ian Ohnstad
The National Mastitis Council (NMC) honored six dairy operations for their outstanding quality milk production accomplishments during the group’s 55th annual meeting, held Jan. 31-Feb. 2, in Glendale, Ariz. The National Dairy Quality Awards (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.
The top-ranked NDQA Platinum winners included: Jeremy Beebe, Whittemore, Mich.; Roger, Sandy and David Grade, and Travis and Janet Clark, Eldorado, Wis.; Michael Kleinhans, Kiel, Wis.; Gregg Trierweiler and Matthew Keilen, Westphalia, Mich.; David and Karen Vander Zanden, Casnovia, Mich.; and Brent, Nancy, Tyler and Ben Wilson, Carson City, Mich.
In addition to the six Platinum winners, there were 16 Gold and 14 Silver NDQA winners. These farms were selected from nearly 150 applications submitted for the 2015 awards. Farms were nominated by professionals, such as dairy plant field staff, veterinarians, extension specialists and DHI supervisors, who serve the dairy industry.
Click here to read more about the Platinum winners, along with the listing of Gold and Silver winners (and their nominators). Congratulations to all!
Platinum National Dairy Quality Awards winners were recognized during the NMC 55th Annual Meeting. Pictured in the front row: Nancy Wilson, Karen Vander Zanden, Sandy Grade, Janet Clark, Deanna Booth and Kristin Trierweiler. Back row: Brent Wilson, David Vander Zanden, Roger Grade, Travis Clark, Jeremy Beebe and Gregg Trierweiler
Register now for the upcoming National Mastitis Council 55th Annual Meeting, scheduled for January 31 – February 2, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona (Phoenix area). The conference will draw about 400 attendees from around the world who share a common interest in udder health, milk quality, and milking management.
The meeting officially begins on Sunday, January 31. The program includes short courses, general sessions, and a poster session. A pre-conference farm tour will be held on Saturday, January 30.
Get complete details here.