Improving Milk Quality and Udder Health Seminars

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is hosting a series of webinars focused on Improving Milk Quality and Udder Health on March 1st and 3rd, 2022.

Producing high quality goat milk is profitable for both producers and processors. The quality of goat quality is influenced by many factors ranging from milking procedures to udder health. Milk quality continues to be a concern for Ontario goat producers with approximately 10% of bulk tank samples having a Bactoscan level (ibc/mL) of more than 321,000 over the last two years. Join OMAFRA and leading experts for a webinar series focused on improving milk quality and udder health.

These sessions are free and open to any interested producers or industry representatives. The webinars will be hosted on Zoom with an audio-only call-in option also available.

Registration is required to receive connection details and links to access the webinar recordings. Register via Eventbrite ( or by calling the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.

Session 1: How Can We Improve Milk Quality?

Tuesday March 1st, 2022 10:30am – 12:00pm  

Factors Affecting Milk Quality

Dr. Cathy Bauman, Assistant Professor, Ontario Veterinary College

Impact of Milking Procedures and Equipment on Milk Quality

Phillip Wilman, Raw Milk Quality Program Coordinator, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Session 2: Health Management for the Milking Herd

Thursday March 3rd, 2022 10:30am – 12:00pm

Udder Health in Dairy Goats

Dr. Paula Menzies, Professor Emerita, Ontario Veterinary College

Managing Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus and Its Impact on Milk Production

Dr. Charlotte Winder, Assistant Professor, Ontario Veterinary College

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