Meeting to take place January 26-28, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Registration is now open for the 53rd National Mastitis Council (NMC) Annual Meeting. The meeting, which draws milk quality professionals from around the world, will be held January 26-28, 2014 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth, Texas is the ‘City of Cowboys and Culture' and will be the backdrop for the upcoming annual meeting. "This year's conference agenda stands to be thought-provoking and hold a little bit of something for anyone with an interest in quality milk production," says John Middleton, professor, food animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri and 2014 NMC Annual Meeting Program Chairman

The three-day event will highlight the latest advancements in milk quality and mastitis control from around the globe. Milk quality specialists, veterinarians, milk plant field staff, dairy suppliers, dairy producers, university researchers, extension specialists and students are all invited to attend.

The annual meeting will kick-off Sunday with seven specialized short courses.General sessions open on Monday and will run through Tuesday. "New and not-so-new technologies for detection and management of mastitis," will be the featured symposium Tuesday afternoon. Four additional short courses will be offered Tuesday evening. Rounding out the educational opportunities will be the Technology Transfer sessions held on Monday and Tuesday.

"Whether you're a seasoned or first time attendee, the meeting provides a foundation for discussion on a variety of milk quality topics and an opportunity to learn from those on all sides of the issues," notes Middleton.

Other key features at the upcoming meeting consist of the National Dairy Quality Awards and the NMC Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control, the NMC Scholars and a fun and engaging fundraiser for the National Mastitis Research Foundation.

The complete agenda can be found online at: NMC logo

NMC is a professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has close to 1,500 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world.

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