International Short Course: Best Practices in Dairy Production and Processing (August 2014)






International Short Course: Best Practices in Dairy Production and Processing (August 2014)

 Description: A team of multidisciplinary faculty will organize a week-long course focusing on the principles of sustainable dairy production systems. This course will provide an opportunity for the participants to observe and learn the latest technological advances and best practices in dairy cattle management, nutrition, genetics, breeding and reproduction. Herd health management, consumer and industry linkages, and environmental issues related to dairy production systems.

The participants will receive background information and publications on these subjects. Participants will interact with the experts on the challenges and opportunities in quality milk production in the 21st Century.


BENEFITS:  This course will help the participants in their research and outreach program to incorporate emerging technologies in various aspects of quality milk production including; genetics, nutrition and herd health management. Scientists will interact with the group on various aspects of quality milk production in the US. Environmental issues related to dairy production systems, including methane production and manure contamination of ground water along with current and future strategies to mitigate the problems will be discussed.

Field visits will include commercial dairy farms and milk processing plants and quality control aspects of milk production systems.

Dates: August 10 – 15, 2014

Recommended audience/Participants: Both small and expanding dairy operations.

Partners: MSU World Technology Access (WorldTAP) Program.

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Mrs. Yemisi Akibu ( nee Awokoya) is the Chief Executive Officer of Belvyna Global, an agricultural consultancy service firm based in Lagos, Nigeria She is a former Team Member of the Agricultural Department of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, one of Nigeria's first generation banks. She holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Masters degree in National Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She is passionate about the role agriculture plays in the social, economic, political development of a nation. She holds the view that one of the pillars of stability of a nation food security and this can only be achieved through the holistic development of the agricultural sector. She can be contacted via: or Remember, The Farmer Is King Enjoy my blog

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