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The program has been finalized and registration is now open for the National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting, scheduled for August 4-6, 2014 in Ghent, Belgium. This meeting marks the first time an NMC meeting will be held outside North America. Previous regional meetings have been held in Canada and Mexico, however NMC has not had a meeting in Europe.
The meeting is being organized jointly with the M-team at the University of Ghent. Details about the program, travel, hotel, and registration are available here.
Want to spend a few extra days while in Ghent? Find out more about the city here.
Submissions for the poster session to be held during the NMC Regional Meeting, August 4-6, 2014 in Ghent, Belgium, are currently being accepted. The purpose of the poster session is to disseminate information on mastitis control, udder health, milking management, and quality milk production.
Participation requires submission of a 250-word abstract summarizing the information being presented. Abstracts must follow the guidelines and formatting requirements stated in the instructions to authors, and submitted in advance of the meeting.
All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by a review committee to assure the subject matter aligns with the goals/objectives of the NMC, and the information presented follows the poster session requirements. Accepted abstracts will be published in the 2014 NMC Regional Meeting Proceedings.
The submission deadline is April 10, 2014. [more details here]
This year’s recipient of the National Mastitis Council Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control is Tom Herremans. The award is presented each year to an active NMC member for sustained contribution to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension, education, clinical practice, or service to producers.
[Read more here.]
Nicole Steele, Massey University (New Zealand); Aine O’Connell, University of Wisconsin (USA); Anneleen De Visscher, Ghent University (Belgium); and Paige Gott, The Ohio State University (USA); were recognized as NMC Scholars during the NMC 53rd Annual Meeting, January 26-28, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The NMC Scholars Program provides travel scholarships for graduate students to attend NMC annual meetings and encourage their involvement in NMC activities. The goal of the program is to support the development of future udder health, milking management and milk quality specialists. Funding for the program comes from the National Mastitis Research Foundation.
Read about the students and their areas of research here.
Details regarding the 2015 NMC Scholars Program, which will include a travel scholarship to the NMC 54th Annual Meeting, February 1-3, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee, will be posted on the NMC website by June 1. Applications will be due July 31, 2014.
National Dairy Quality Awards (NDQA) recipients were recognized during the National Mastitis Council 53rd Annual Meeting, held January 26-28, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. The goal of the NDQA program is to honor dairy producers from across the United States who have successfully placed high priority on producing milk of the highest quality.
Honored during the NMC awards luncheon, the top-ranked Platinum winners were: Beattie Farms (Donald Beattie), Holton, Michigan; Dick Haven Farms (Gordon Dick), McBain, Michigan; Easton Dairy, (Melissa Murray and Sean Quinn), Greenwich, New York; End Road Dairy (Duane and Janet Molhoek), Falmouth, Michigan; RKB Dairy (Randy and Kathy Bauer), Faribault, Minnesota; and Tubergen Dairy Farm (Dennis, Doris, Kurt and Todd Tubergen), Ionia, Michigan.
In addition to the six Platinum winners, there were also 23 Gold and 24 Silver NDQA winners. These farms were selected from over 200 applications submitted for the 2013 awards.
Click here to read brief bio’s about Platinum winners, along with a listing of the Gold and Silver winners (and their nominators).
Make your plans now to join us for the National Mastitis Council 53rd Annual Meeting, January 26-28, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas.
The international conference will draw 400 people from around the world to network and share information relating to milking management, udder health, mastitis control, and milk quality.
Nominations are now being accepted for the National Mastitis Council Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control.
The award recognizes sustained contribution to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension or education, clinical practice, or service to producers. The award is open to active National Mastitis Council members from around the world.
Read more about the award and the requirements for nomination here. The submission deadline is November 15, 2013.
Submissions for the NMC Technology Transfer Session (TTS) are now being accepted. Held each year during the National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting, the TTS supplements the program by providing mastitis and milk quality information through the use of posters and one-on-one interaction.
TTS participants also have the option to submit their paper for consideration as an oral presentation during the Research and Development Summaries Session. This session offers the opportunity for graduate students and new researchers to be involved in the oral presentations at the NMC meeting.
The submission deadline is October 25, 2013. [more details here]
If you are interested in presenting a poster at the 2014 NMC Technology Transfer Session (TTS) …. details will be posted soon on the NMC website.
The TTS is held each year during the NMC Annual Meeting. The goal of the TTS is to share research data and teach fundamental principles of products, technologies, and services that have application in mastitis control and quality milk production. Individuals are invited to submit a two-page paper summarizing the information presented. Accepted papers will be published in the NMC Annual Meeting Proceedings. The submission deadline is October 25, 2013.
The NMC 53rd Annual Meeting will be held January 26-28, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. Details will be posted on the NMC website as they become available.