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Best Practice in Milking Courses start this week

Best Practice in Milking Courses start this week

The first of a number of Best Practice in Milking Courses gets underway this week. Developed in conjunction with Teagasc, Animal Health Ireland, and FRS Network, participants will develop their skills as a milker to ensure all cows are milked effectively and efficiently.

The course brings together the theory element of milking and the practical implementation of the theory. A customised DVD aids its delivery and acts as a reference guide after the course for the milker.

The tutors for the course have been specifically trained and course content approved by the experts in the area of milking best practice. This course is suitable for dairy farmers or anyone who wishes to work part time or full time as a dairy farm relief operator.

The course content includes:

  • Preparation for milking;
  • Milking routine;
  • Cluster attachment;
  • Milk quality;
  • Washing up;
  • Mastitis prevention;
  • Drying off.

Each course takes place over two days, followed by a practical milking and theory-based assessment. Prior to attending the course – registration details are available below – participants must have 100 hours of milking experience. The course costs €300/participant and once completed successfully, the participant will be awarded the Milking Process Routine - QQI Level 6 Certificate.

The first course takes place over two days on May 17th and 18th from 9am to 4pm each day in Co. Tipperary. The theory exam takes place on May 31st in FRS Roscrea.

Below is a list of further available courses:

  • Best Practice in Milking Course, Limerick – 24-25th May
  • Best Practice in Milk Course, Cork – 14-15th June
  • Best Practice in Milking Course, Cavan – 21st-22nd June