2021 Online Dairy Education Series

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Exploring Alternative Milking Intervals: Research and Experience

Altering milking intervals can help manage labor availability and other challenges on dairy farms. But are these strategies worth it? Researchers in New Zealand, lead by chief scientist Dr. Paul Edwards, are trying to answer that question. Join Paul Edwards and VT farmers Cameron Clark and Brian Howlett for an overview of current research, challenges, and on-farm experiences using alternative milking intervals. CEU PD 1.5 credits available.

Paul Edwards is a dairy scientist with DairyNZ who has been conducting research related to altering milking frequencies. Cameron Clark is a grass-fed dairy farmer in Williston, VT who currently milks her herd of 30 cows once per day. Brian Howlett recently retired from dairy farming but experimented with milking his grass-fed herd once per day.

Location:

Online

Address:

278 S MAIN ST STE 2
SAINT ALBANS, VT 05478-2071
United States

Cost:

Free

Contact Name:

Susan Brouillette