Merial’s Best in Class Dairy website, www.BestInClassDairies.com, features a milker training module as part of a new comprehensive educational initiative. The Web-based audiovisual training module, which addresses pre- and post-milking procedures, is the first in a series offered to dairy operation workers. All materials will be available in both English and Spanish.
Employees can access the training module at any time, and at their own pace. A quiz follows the video, keeping employees engaged and helping ensure an accurate understanding.
The online training program also enables managers to track progress and test scores of individual workers, identifying employee strengths and weaknesses, and helping design individual training needs.
Other training modules – “Mastitis 101” and “Dairy as a Profit Center” – will be added in the next few months, both offered in English and Spanish. Additional training modules will follow in the second half of 2011. New elements, such as a text-to-audio function, will also be available for those who prefer to listen to the information and quiz questions (English version only).
Producers can get more information about the Best in Class Dairies program by contacting their Merial sales representative or visiting www.BestInClassDairies.com.