Learn how to produce quality milk.

Learn about producing quality milk at free event, Nov. 2 at MU dairy farm

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri dairy farmers can receive updates on how to produce quality milk at a free Nov. 2 event at University of Missouri Foremost Dairy Research Center west of Columbia.

MU Extension veterinarian Scott Poock said there would be four interactive learning stations. Attendees can learn about cow hygiene in a free-stall barn, how to get good milk cultures, how labs determine which bacteria are in a culture, what therapies are appropriate given culture results, and how to use DHI information to make decisions in regard to milk quality.

The event is 10 a.m.-noon, followed by a free lunch. Preregistration is not required.

Missouri Dairy Industry Alliance, the MU Division of Animal Sciences and MU Extension sponsor the event. Presenters include John Middleton and Pam Adkins from the College of Veterinary Medicine, dairy specialists Reagan Bluel and Barry Steevens, and Poock.

Foremost Dairy Center is at 9601 Highway 40, about 10 miles west of Columbia. From Interstate 70, take Exit 121 north and follow 2.5 miles.

For more information, contact Sean Cornelius at the Missouri Dairy Industry Alliance, 660-216-4911, or Scott Poock at 573-808-3479.

Source: Scott Poock, 573-882-6359

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