The researchers leading this project have been actively engaged in the fields of dairy and animal science for many years. As a result, they have affiliations with various universities and extension programs through the very work that brought them to the Southeast Quality Milk Initiative. Valuable tools and resources have been developed with those affiliates along the way and if included here can be identified via their logos and/or insignia. Those developed in conjunction with this project will be denoted by the SQMI logo.
Reference guides & articles
- Collection and Preparation of Milk Samples for Microbiological Culturing
- Using an On-Farm Culturing System to Identify Mastitis Causing Pathogens
- When It Comes to Solving SCC Crimes, If You Don’t Culture, You Don’t Know
- The Future of Disease Detection: Should you Check to Cow or Check the Computer?
- What Does the Future Hold for Mastitis Detection through the Use of Technology?
- Using DHIA Records for Somatic Cell Count Management
- Are you Using the DHI “Hot Sheet” to Manage your Herd Somatic Cell Count?
- Measuring Somatic Cell Counts in DHIA
Improving Milk Quality
- Six Real World Examples of On-Farm SCC Reduction
- What Can You Learn from Kentucky Dairy Producers with Low SCC?
- Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis Part I – Cow Factors that Influence the Chance of Cure
- Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis Part II-Bacterial Characteristics and Treatment Choices that Influence the Chance of Cure
- What is the Best Antibiotic Against Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis in Lactating Cows?
- What is “Extended Therapy” for Mastitis?
For more articles on controlling mastitis, reducing SCC, and improving milk quality, check out the SQMI Quarterly Newsletters.
Additionally, we host annual meetings held in a different location each year, working with the local land-grant university affiliate and extension groups to increase the accessibility of our work. No public meeting was held the first year, but the 2014 (Virginia), 2015 (Kentucky), 2016 (Georgia), and 2017 (Tennesee) short-course and workshop materials are available to the public.