Mastitis is a serious condition that not only affects a herd’s output but their quality of life, as well. Dairy Herd Management just announced that Penn State University Extension currently offers an online course called “Best Milking Practices.”

This is a self-paced course for producers, employees, and managers in the dairy industry. It covers concepts and techniques that will teach people how to measure and reduce mastitis levels. The course covers mastitis basics, cow handling, cleanliness, milking, pre and post-milking prep, infection management, and other relevant topics.

Mastitis is an expensive disease, making prevention better than cure. Amber Yutzy, who is a dairy herd health educator. She says that the course “will help to increase productivity and profitability on dairies that participate.” If you think that will help you improve your operations, sign up for the course here.

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RICK PASCUAL, CPC/ PRC • Dairy Recruiter

Rick Pascual recruits in dairy nutrition for feed companies and their suppliers across the USA. He joined Continental Search in January 2015. He has successfully filled a number of searches for nutritionists, sales, and sales management for leading companies.

After completing coursework and a grueling exam, Rick became a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) in November 2015, as well as a Professional Recruiting Consultant (PRC) by AIRS in April 2016. Rick recruits Feed Sales Managers, Nutritionists, Directors of Nutrition, Territory Managers, Technical Support Managers, and District Managers for feed manufacturers, feed additive companies, international biotechnology companies, and animal health companies. Visit his LinkedIn profile for more information and to stay updated with news about recent industry trends.

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