2nd Annual Meeting | Sept. 22-24, 2014 | Blacksburg, VA

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Presentation links for breakout sessions and demonstrations are provided below.


Mon., September 22, 2014

8:30 am Welcome—Dean Alan Grant, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech
Overview and Objectives of the SQMI Project by Steve Oliver
Southern Quality Milk Initiative: What it Means to Southeastern Producers  by Steve Oliver
9:00 am What is the Current Status of Milk Quality in the SE? Cell Count Information by Gina Pighetti
9:20 am SCC Results by Fernanda Ferreira
9:30 am Southeastern Producers’ Experiences, Perceptions, & Attitudes about Mastitis & Bulk Tank SCC Management
by Susan Schexnayder
  10:30 am- 12:00 pm Session 1: Mastitis Treatment Options and Making Economically Sound Decisions
Understanding Mastitis Economics by Jeffrey Bewley
Mastitis Treatment Options by Michelle Arnold
Derek Nolan
10:30 am- 12:00 pm Session 2: Pain and Mastitis: An Animal Welfare Issue by Christina Petersson-Wolfe
1:00 –
5:00 pm
Session 3: Milking Parlor and Equipment Evaluation (Limited to 25 participants)
by Abby Griffith, Amanda Sterrett-Stone, and Stephanie Hill Ward
Heat Abatement  by Diamond V’s David Greene
1:00 –
5:00 pm
Session 4: On-farm culture Techniques Made Easy by Christina Petersson-Wolfe


Tues., September 23, 2014

9:00 am-
10:15 pm
Session 5: Best use of DHIA Records  by Jeffrey Bewley
10:45 am-
12:00 pm
Session 6: Interpreting Bulk Tank SCC & Bacteria Counts by DeLaval’s Kristy Campbell