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Educational resources for new employees or the continuing education of milkers and herdsmen.

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Merck Animal Health has introduced its newest training module in its Dairy Care365 series. “Handling Dairy Calves and Heifers: A Low-Stress Way to a Profitable Herd” focuses on helping dairies create and maintain a low-stress animal handling approach, as well as a safe, positive environment for young animals.

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Virtus Nutrition will launch a new, video-centered learning website this week at the World Dairy Expo. The website, FattyAcidForum.com, will focus on helping nutritionists and producers with fatty acid balance in feed.

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Need help training your parloremployees about milk quality andmastitis? This poster might do thetrick.

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Merial’s Best in Class Dairy website, www.BestInClassDairies.com, features a training module, which is part of a new comprehensive educational initiative. The new website and training module provide dairies access to valuable information and educational tools to help ensure healthy cows, the highest standard of milk and profitable operations. The web-based audiovisual training module, which addresses pre- and post-milking procedures, is the first in a series of training modules that will be offered to dairy operation workers through this site.

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Minnesota Milk Producers Association is offering a webinar to its producer and associate members. “Defining an Orientation Program for New Employees” is planned for March 8 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST. It will be led by Felix Soriano, APN Consulting, LLC.

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Q. Part of our milking routine includes forestripping. This seems to slow down the milking process. Why should we bother to forestrip?

NMC responds:

Forestripping is one of the most important steps in the milking routine. And although forestripping is physically tiring and is often perceived as time-consuming, it is well worth the effort and can actually help shorten milking time and improve milk quality.

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