National Mastitis Council Those interested in milk quality are encouraged to like NMC on Facebook, follow NMC on Twitter or join LinkedIn.

As part of the organization's ongoing commitment to shared research, the National Mastitis Council (NMC) recently launched a Facebook page to accompany it's continuing social media outreach on LinkedIn and Twitter. These social media outlets offer an online portal for researchers and producers to share information on milk quality and industry insights.

The NMC pages provide a variety of useful information to followers including management tips and industry updates that correspond with NMC's goal of improved milk quality. Posts and discussions include management information on proper milking protocols and herd management as well as timely information for NMC members regarding upcoming events and ongoing milk quality research.

"NMC's social networking efforts offer our members – and anyone interested in milk quality – great forums for networking," says Sheila Andrew, NMC president. "NMC is built on the international exchange of information relating to mastitis control and milk quality. The global reach of the NMC Facebook and Twitter pages will help us to further build that knowledge base of diverse expertise by providing another medium for us to discuss milk quality."

Join the discussion by following NMC on Facebook at: , Twitter at or on LinkedIn by searching for National Mastitis Council. For more information on NMC, visit .

The National Mastitis Council (NMC) is a not-for-profit 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 now has close to 1,500 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world.