Milking workshop taught in Spanish focuses on proper milking techniques

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Extension Dairy Team is offering a hands-on workshop taught in Spanish designed to help producers, herd managers, farm employees and industry representatives understand the importance of consistent milking practices to produce a high quality product.

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Scheduled for Oct. 16 in Somerset County, the program will emphasize the importance of early detection of clinical mastitis. Participants will implement the use of a strip cup, pre-stripping, milking gloves and California Mastitis Test.

In addition, participants will perform their milking preparation in a manner to not exceed a lag time of 60-90 seconds.

The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is designed to increase productivity and profitability on dairy farms, increasing knowledge of best milking practices.

Cost

Registration fee is $15 per person, and can be done online or by downloading a registration form at http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/courses. A form may be downloaded and mailed to Penn State Extension Dairy Team, 324 Henning Bldg., University Park, PA 16802.

This program is eligible for one SmartStart credit from AgChoice Farm Credit.

For more information, call toll-free 888-373-7232 or contact Amber Yutzy, Extension Educator, an113@psu.edu (814-643-1660) or Greg Strait, gls10@psu.edu.

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