The Master Dairy Program is an educational program of the
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Department of Animal Science.
Farmers interested in becoming a certified “Master Dairy Producer” will need to
attend 2 of the various programs offered during each calendar year. Subsequent modules will focus on financial
planning and lameness. We anticipate this certification will satisfy the
educational component for those intending to apply for the 50% cost share
through the TAEP program. Dairy Producers, Dairy Farm Employees, Professional Consultants, Extension Educators, and others interested in learning about new options for managing dairy farms should plan to attend this program.
Tools and Strategies for improving milk quality on your farm
In 2017, the first educational program offered as part of Master Dairy Producer will focus on options and strategies for managing milk quality. Farmers interested in becoming a certified “Master Dairy Producer” will need to attend 2 of the various programs offered during 2017. We anticipate this certification will satisfy the educational component for those intending to apply for the 50% cost share through the TAEP program.
Tools and how to use them to improve milk quality.
1) Monitoring & troubleshooting bulk tanks
2) Monitoring parlor performance using equipment data
3) Monitoring & troubleshooting individual cows via culture and/or DHI
4) Case study discussions.
Led by Dr. Gina Pighetti
Lunch - provided with registration
1) What if we have Prototheca in our bulk tank?
2) Use of internal teat sealants to lower risk of mastitis during the dry period.
Led by Dr. Pighetti
Lecture and discussion on strategies for heat stress management led by Dr. Krawczel
Meeting Locations and Dates
The module will be offered at the following locations:
Greeneville (Greene County) – March 7, Camp 214 4-H Lane, Greeneville, TN 37743
McMinnville (Warren County) – March 9, TSU Nursery Research Station, 472 Cadillac Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110
Athens (McMinn County) – March 15, Western Sizzlin, 1804 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303
Lewisburg (Marshall County) – March 27, Russell Catering 220 Water Street, Lewisburg, TN 37091
Paris (Henry County) – March 28, Henry County UT Extension Office, 1120 Tyson Ave, Paris, TN 38242
Please contact the local county agent to about registering by one week before the meeting date. Find your county agent here.
Download the flyer and registration form