“Improving milkability without testing equipment” headlines the National Mastitis Council’s (NMC) next webinar, set for Nov. 2, starting at 2 p.m. Central time (U.S/Canada). This free, one-hour educational offering features David Reid, a past NMC president and owner of Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting, LLC, Hazel Green, Wis.
The Nov. 2 webinar will help dairy producers and consultants train themselves to “see” what is happening in a milking parlor or barn. Learn how to improve the milkability of cows without using milking system testing equipment. “Simple observations can lead to focusing on issues that will improve both milk quality and milk quantity,” explains Reid.
Reid earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University. After spending 30 years practicing veterinary medicine, he joined BouMatic as the director of milk harvest, science and technology. He was involved in product development and new milking equipment training for BouMatic field personnel and dealer technicians. Reid implemented a back to the barn basic milking system analysis program, which aimed to improve milkability and dairy profitability. In 2011, he launched Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting, in which he offers milk quality consulting services for individual dairies and dairy industry companies, and develops training programs for dairy employees, veterinarians and dairy companies’ field representatives.
NMC applied for one Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) credit, which helps veterinarians and veterinary technicians fulfill continuing education requirements. For further information about NMC’s RACE offerings, contact JoDee Sattler at: [email protected]
National Mastitis Council 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.