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UW-Madison Milking Machine Schools Offered in May

Dairy producers, vets, ag teachers, others welcome to sign up.

Three milking machine schools will be offered on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on May 20, 21 and 22.

Progressive dairy producers, milking equipment technicians, veterinarians, milking equipment dealers, milk quality consultants, vo-ag teachers and other agricultural professionals are encouraged to register for these sessions:

–Milking Machine Testing, May 20
–Milking Machine Cleaning and Sanitation Analysis, May 21
–Advanced Milking Performance Analysis, May 22.

The three courses combine web-based at home instruction with hands-on lab experience at the UW Milking Research and Instruction Lab on the campus of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Learners first complete the web-based assignments and then attend the lab-based courses.

"Our series of milking machine courses are designed to reduce the time spent in the classroom and increase the value of the material for our students," says Doug Reinemann, director of the Milking Research and Instruction Lab. "These courses have been developed to meet the needs of professional milking machine advisors and people with an advanced interest in milking machine operation."

The section on milking machine testing covers such topics as vacuum and airflow, testing equipment, milking-time performance tests and test result interpretation. Milking machine cleaning and sanitation touches on such topics as sources of bacterial contamination, residues, elements of cleaning, measurements, taking bulk tank samples, clean in place systems and diagnostics. Included in the section on advanced milking performance analysis are action of the milking unit, advanced testing and equipment, milking unit components, and machine maintenance.

Courses may be taken separately and substitutions are allowed at any time. Fees for the courses are $250 each and $350 for the section on advanced milking performance analysis. Parking is $8 per day. To register for one or all of the courses contact:

CALS Conference Services
620 Babcock Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
(608) 263-1672

For additional information contact:
Doug Reinemann (608) 262-0223 email: [email protected]  
Or visit the UW-MRIL web site:
www.uwex.edu/uwmril/ed_programs.htm

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