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August 15, 1997

Purdue to hold Milker Training Workshops

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Indiana dairy farms depend more and more on professional milkers, who may or may not have a dairy background, so Purdue University experts are offering five one-day Milker Training Workshops across the state next month.

Topics are milking procedure, cow anatomy and physiology, udder preparation, mastitis and antibiotics, hygiene, regulations, milking equipment, and sanitation.

The training team will include Mike Schutz, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service dairy specialist; Simon Kenyon, Purdue Extension coordinator for Veterinary Clinical Sciences; Kelly Easterday, Purdue Extension educator in Kosciusko County; Louis Ramsey, Indiana State Board of Animal Health Dairy Program; and several milking equipment service specialists.

The one-day workshops will be held Sept. 8 at Luekens Dairy, Birdseye; Sept. 9 at John Finke Dairy, Columbus; Sept. 10 at Kuehnert Dairy, Fort Wayne; Sept. 11 at Lavon Martin Farm, Goshen; and Sept. 12 at Tuholski Farms Inc., Mill Creek. Enrollment will be limited to 20 people per day on a first-come, first served basis. Registration is $30 and should be paid by Sept. 1.

For more information, contact Schutz at (765) 494-9478 or Kenyon at (765) 494-0333.

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; e-mail,

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