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NMC Membership

"NMC membership likely represents the greatest knowledge base on mastitis and milk quality in the world."

Dr. Robert Harmon,
University of Kentucky,
NMC President, 1998

NMC members include a wide range of dairy professionals who share an interest in milk quality and mastitis control, including producers, veterinarians, university researchers and extension specialists, milk plant field staff, dairy supplies companies, government officials, and students.

Today, the continued pressure to provide a safe, wholesome food product as well as the need to increase production efficency, requires a team effort between dairy producers, veterinarians and other dairy professionals to develop successful herd health programs. The NMC provides the information network necessary to help its member stay informed of the latest scientific, technical, and practical developments in udder health, milking management, milk quality, and milk safety.

Membership Benefits
  • Online access to the NMC Proceedings containing all of the papers and posters presented at the annual and regional meetings held each year
  • The NMC newsletter Udder Topics, containing current research information and other mastitis prevention and milk quality news (6 issues annually)
  • Regular electronic updates (NMC e-Newsletter) containing NMC announcements, mastitis and milk quality updates, and industry news
  • Access to the "members-only" section of the NMC website, which includes the NMC Online Proceedings and Media Library [all the papers from the NMC Annual Meeting and Regional Meeting Proceedings back to 2001], a newsletter archive back to 2004, and an online membership directory
  • Member discounts on NMC educational materials and meeting registration
  • Involvement in committeess and special projects
  • Opportunity for networking with other dairy professionals with an interest in mastitis and milk quality
Types of Membership

  • INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP, for all those interested in receiving the membership package listed above.

  • STUDENT MEMBERSHIP (discount for full time students)

  • PREMIER AND SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIPS for those companies and organizations interested in providing an increased level of financial support for the NMC. Contact the NMC office for more information regarding levels of support.
    View the current Premier and Sustaining Members here.

Go to the NMC membership application - online or printed

Membership information in other languages:

Brochure française imprimable (PDF)


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For access to:
• Online Proceedings Library
• Newsletter Archive
• Membership Directory
• Membership Renewal


View the companies and organizations who support NMC as Premier and Sustaining Members.

Value of NMC

"In my 20-plus years of NMC membership, I can say without any hesitation that it has been the best bang for my professional membership buck".

Dr. Jeff Reneau
University of Minnesota
NMC President, 1994