National Mastitis Council’s (NMC) April 2 webinar features “The Robot Uprising: Successfully Embracing Technology to Produce High Quality Milk.” This one-hour educational offering starts at 2 p.m. Central time.
Brandon Treichler, NMC board member and Select Milk Producers quality control veterinarian, will serve as the NMC webinar presenter. In his role, Treichler evaluates large dairy operations and teams with management to develop long-range plans to improve areas of weakness and opportunity. He also creates milk quality management programs, provides monitoring systems and diagnostic strategies to identify quality concerns, and evaluates and improves animal welfare on the cooperative’s dairies.
The April 2 webinar will look at how robotic milking systems contribute to consistently producing high-quality milk, as well as opportunities to make improvements. For example, robotic milkers boast consistency but struggle to provide extra cleaning for dirty cows. With teat end cleanliness driving new udder infection rates, it’s crucial to milk clean teats to minimize mastitis. Treichler will discuss how dairy managers (or milking equipment technicians) can use robotic milkers’ customizable features to overcome barriers such as this one.
During the one-hour webinar, Treichler will address:
Milkability and cow comfort during milking
Clean-in-place washing challenges
- Labor allocations
- Animal care and automated technologies
To register for this free webinar, go here and follow the prompts. As the webinar approaches, registrants will receive an e-mail with information on how to log in to participate. If you are an NMC member and cannot attend the live program, you may access the webinar after April 14 here.
NMC is a professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has about 1,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world. For more information, go to their website.