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June 4, 1999

Milker Skills Workshop Scheduled at UW-River Falls

A Milker Skills Workshop for dairy producers and dairy employees will be held July 20-21 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

The workshop is an interactive, hands-on experience designed to help dairy producers and employees achieve a better understanding of harvesting milk and the factors impacting milk quality. The two-day workshop will cover raw milk quality, udder health, prevention and control of mastitis, milking machine function and milk room management

. The workshop will be conducted by UW-Extension specialists Pam Ruegg and Larry Baumann. The workshop is being sponsored by the UW-RF dairy outreach program, UW-Madison department of dairy science and UW-Extension.

The cost of the workshop is $200, which includes the workshop, two lunches and a take-home manual that will help dairy producers and their employees evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their dairy operation, and find ways to improve their dairy's milk quality.

The workshop will be limited to 20 people and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications for the workshop can be obtained by contacting Professor Michelle Wieghart at 715/425-0641 or by writing to: Dairy Outreach Program Coordinator, Michelle Wieghart, Agricultural Resource Center, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 410 S. 3rd St., River Falls, WI 54022.

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