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Provide a forum for education and global exchange of information on milk quality, mastitis and relevant research.

Communicate that information to the dairy industry enabling it to control mastitis and improve milk quality.

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NMC Phone Line Issues
Thu April 17, 2014

The main phone number for the NMC office is not working and is scheduled for repair. If you need to contact the NMC office, use the following phone number: (608) 848-4614. Or send an email:

Registration Open for 2014 NMC Regional Meeting in Belgium, August 4-6
Tue March 11, 2014

The program has been finalized and registration is now open for the National Mastitis Council Regional Meeting, scheduled for August 4-6, 2014 in Ghent, Belgium.  This meeting marks the first time an NMC meeting will be held outside North America. Previous regional meetings have been held in Canada and Mexico, however NMC has not had a meeting in Europe.

The meeting is being organized jointly with the M-team at the University of Ghent. Details about the program, travel, hotel, and registration are available here.

Want to spend a few extra days while in Ghent? Find out more about the city here.

Submission Guidelines for Poster Session at 2014 NMC Regional Meeting
Thu March 6, 2014

Submissions for the poster session to be held during the NMC Regional Meeting, August 4-6, 2014 in Ghent, Belgium, are currently being accepted. The purpose of the poster session is to disseminate information on mastitis control, udder health, milking management, and quality milk production.

Participation requires submission of a 250-word abstract summarizing the information being presented. Abstracts must follow the guidelines and formatting requirements stated in the instructions to authors, and submitted in advance of the meeting.

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by a review committee to assure the subject matter aligns with the goals/objectives of the NMC, and the information presented follows the poster session requirements. Accepted abstracts will be published in the 2014 NMC Regional Meeting Proceedings.

The submission deadline is April 10, 2014. [more details here]

NMC Award of Excellence Presented to Tom Herremans
Wed March 5, 2014

This year’s recipient of the National Mastitis Council Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control is Tom Herremans. The award is presented each year to an active NMC member for sustained contribution to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension, education, clinical practice, or service to producers.
[Read more here.]

Tom Herremans (right) receiving the 2014 NMC Award of Excellence during the NMC 53rd Annual Meeting. Shown presenting the award is Ron Erskine (left).


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January 26-28, 2014
NMC 53rd Annual Meeting
Fort Worth, Texas

August 5-6, 2014
NMC Regional Meeting
Ghent, Belgium

February 1-3, 2015
NMC 54th Annual Meeting
Memphis, Tennessee

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