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Registration open for NMC annual meeting

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Registration is now open for the 52nd National Mastitis Council (NMC) Annual Meeting, scheduled for Jan. 27-29, in San Diego, Calif. 

More than 400 professionals with a vested interest in high quality milk production are expected to attend. Participants will include milk quality specialists, veterinarians, milk plant field staff, dairy suppliers, dairy producers, university researchers, Extension specialists and students.

“This year’s meeting is shaping up to be an exciting three-day event,” said Dr. David Reid, NMC first vice president and owner of Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting. “The agenda has a little something for everyone.”

Meetings will begin on Sunday and end Tuesday evening. General sessions and the “Technology Transfer” sessions will be held Monday and Tuesday. The featured symposium, “Where the Rubber Meets the Teat: Understanding and Managing the Milking Process at the Interface between Teats and Liners,” will be Tuesday afternoon. 

Nine short courses will be held on Sunday afternoon/evening and Tuesday evening. An extra registration fee is required for the short courses.

 In addition to the many networking opportunities offered throughout the meeting, attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in a “Team Trivia” event benefitting the National Mastitis Research Foundation. National Dairy Quality Awards, the NMC Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control and the NMC Scholars will also be recognized.

The complete agenda and list of short courses can be found online at: http://nmconline.org/annualmeet/2013/.

NMC is a professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has close to 1,500 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world.

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