Penn State Extension offers milking workshop

MILL HALL — A Penn State Extension Dairy Team workshop on proper milking techniques and practices will be held Friday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clinton County Resource and Education Center, 47 Cooperation Lane, off Nittany Valley Drive (Route 64).

Developed as an interactive, hands-on workshop for producing high quality milk and increasing productivity and income, the program will demonstrate the importance of early detection of clinical and sub-clinical mastitis, as well as proper treatment protocols.

Topics to be covered include cow handling, cleanliness, udder preparation, mastitis detection and handling of infected cows.

Extension educators will emphasize consistent milking practices such as cleanliness, udder stimulation and rapid milk flow to reduce mastitis risks and improve a cow’s well-being and milk output.

The workshop is designed for anyone in the dairy industry. Producers, farmers, cow owners, herd managers, farm employees, and industry representatives should attend this informative workshop. In addition, participants can receive two SmartStart credits.

Along with classroom learning and activities, a visit to a nearby farm for a demonstration and hands-on instruction is included.

Registration deadline is Nov. 1. The charge covers the cost of materials and lunch. Registration can be done online at https://extension.psu.edu/best-milking-prac tices. For more information, contact Amber Yutzy, 814-643-1660, or anl113@psu.edu.

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