National Dairy Quality Award Recipients Recognized During NMC 54th Annual Meeting

Recipients of the National Dairy Quality Awards (NDQA) were honored at the National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting, held in Memphis, Tennessee, February 1-3, 2015. The NDQA program recognizes dairy producers from across the United States who produce high quality milk while implementing management practices that focus on udder health and animal well being.

Honored during the NMC awards luncheon, the top-ranked Platinum winners were: Mike, Jean, Brent, Brock and Nelda Bailey, and Florieda Gorham, Tomah, Wisconsin; Randy and Kathy Bauer, Faribault, Minnesota; Jeremy Beebe, Whittemore, Michigan; Michael Kleinhans, Kiel, Wisconsin; Duane and Janet Molhoek, Falmouth, Michigan; Brent, Nancy, Tyler and Ben Wilson, Carson City, Michigan; Mike, Lorene, Andrew and Bobbi Zagata, Sebewaing, Michigan.

In addition to the six Platinum winners, there were also 17 Gold and 17 Silver NDQA winners.  These farms were selected from more than 160 applications submitted for the 2014 awards. Farms are nominated by professionals who serve the dairy industry such as dairy plant field staff, veterinarians, extension specialists, and DHI supervisors.

Click here to read brief bio’s about Platinum winners, along with a listing of the Gold and Silver winners (and their nominators).  Congratulations to all!

Platinum-level National Dairy Quality Awards winners were recognized during the NMC 54th Annual Meeting. Pictured here is: Front row: Mike and Jean Bailey, Ryan and Mike Kleinhans.  Middle row: Brock Bailey, Deanna Booth, Kathy Bauer, Bobbi Zagata. Back row: Janet and Duane Molhoek, Jeremy Beebe, Randy Bauer, Andy Zagata. Not pictured are Brent and Nancy Wilson.

Platinum-level National Dairy Quality Awards winners were recognized during the NMC 54th Annual Meeting. Pictured here in the front row: Mike and Jean Bailey, Ryan and Mike Kleinhans. Middle row: Brock Bailey, Deanna Booth, Kathy Bauer, Bobbi Zagata. Back row: Janet and Duane Molhoek, Jeremy Beebe, Randy Bauer, Andy Zagata. Not pictured are Brent and Nancy Wilson.

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Papers from NMC Annual Meeting Available Online

Papers and posters presented at the National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting, held February 1-3, 2015 in Memphis Tennessee can be accessed in the NMC Online Proceedings and Video Library.

The NMC Online Proceedings & Video Library includes papers from all of the NMC annual and regional meetings back to 2001. Hundreds of papers are available for viewing and download. A short course video from 2013 can also be viewed.

Access to the online library is limited to NMC members, via the “members only” section of the NMC website.

Not a member yet? Check out all the benefits here: nmconline.org/membership.html

Or, click here to join NMC!

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Registration Open for NMC 54th Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting, scheduled for February 1-3, 2015, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.

The NMC meeting is designed to be an international forum for exchanging information related to udder health, milking management, mastitis control, and milk quality.  More than 400 people from around the world are expected to attend the conference which offers educational sessions, networking opportunities, and social events.

Program details, registration, and hotel information is available here.

Want to learn more about Memphis?  Click here.


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Nominations Open for NMC Award of Excellence

Nominations are 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 17, 2014.


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Guidelines for Poster Session Submissions

Guidelines and instructions for submitting manuscripts for presentation during the Technology Transfer Session (TTS) are now available.  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 NMC 54th Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 1-3, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee.

The TTS submission deadline is October 30, 2014. [more details here]


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Mark Your Calendars for 2015 NMC Annual Meeting

The National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 1-3, 2015, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. This international conference will provide milk quality professionals the opportunity to exchange information on udder health, milking management and milk quality.

Everyone with an interest in quality milk production — veterinarians, milk plant field staff, equipment and animal health suppliers, dairy producers, milk quality consultants, university researchers, extension specialists and students — is invited to attend and exchange ideas.

General information is available here. Details will be posted as they become available.


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2014 NMC Regional Meeting Proceedings Can Be Accessed Online

All of the papers and posters presented at the National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting, held August 4-6, in Ghent, Belgium, are available in the NMC Online Proceedings Library.

The NMC Online Proceedings Library includes papers from all of the NMC annual and regional meetings back to 2001.  Hundreds of papers are available for viewing and download.

Access to the online library is limited to NMC members, via the “members only” section of the NMC website.

Not a member yet? Check out all the benefits here:
http://nmconline.org/membership.html

Or, click here to join NMC!


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Nominations Open for the National Dairy Quality Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the National Dairy Quality Awards. Open to dairy producers in the US, the goal of the program is to honor producers from across the country who place a high priority on quality milk production.

Read more about the program here. Nominations are due September 2, 2014.


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NMC Scholars Program Accepting Applications

Graduate students with an interest in mastitis, udder health, milking management and milk quality are invited to apply for the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Scholars Program.

The goal of the NMC Scholars Program is to encourage graduate student participation in National Mastitis Council programs and activities, and support the development of future milk quality researchers and specialists.

A maximum of four scholarships will be awarded. At least two scholarship recipients will be graduate students at a university or college outside of the United States and Canada.

Successful applicants will receive travel funding to attend the National Mastitis Council 54th Annual Meeting, February 1-3, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee.

The application deadline is July 31, 2014. [Details here.]


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Early-bird Registration Deadline for NMC Meeting is May 31

Are you planning to attend this year’s National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting?  Register by May 31 and save on registration fees!

The 2014 NMC Regional Meeting will be held August 4 – 6 in Ghent, Belgium. This international forum will bring together individuals from around the world to discuss issues related to mastitis, udder health, milking management, and milk quality. Register today and join us in Belgium! [Note: the final day to pre-register is July 15.]


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