Livestock Practical Engineer
Description of professional services:
1. Worker training:- Hygienic milking routine, Milking parlor performance evaluation and maintenance
2. Troubleshooting, advice relating to hygienic milk production, mastitis and cell count control.
I have been involved in the dairy business for fifty years starting as a dairy hand, progressing to herd manager and eventually to an adviser to dairy farms in need of professional help. During this time I continued with my academic studies in animal husbandry and agricultural economics.
I was the founder and a director of one of the regional milk laboratories established to eradicate Strep. agalactiae from Israeli dairy herds and shortly after the establishment, in 1998 of "The national service for udder health and milk quality" I began working as a Milking Management Adviser with dairy herds in the South of Israel.
After my retirement from the "National Service" I am working internationally as an independent Udder Health and Milk Quality Specialist specializing in Milking Management, Parlor Specification and Operation as well as teaching at the Israeli Dairy School and Galilee Institute.
Membership of Professional Bodies
2013 -2019 Chairman IDF Machine Milking Machine and Methods Action Group
Co-Author IDF Bulletin - Teat-cup and cluster removal strategies for cattle and small ruminants - Review and recommendations.
1- Israel Dairy Board:National service for udder health and Milk Quality, Milking Management Adviser
2- Lecturer on Machine Milking, Physiology of Milk Removal, Udder Health, Milk Quality:
Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University
Cinadco (Centre for International Agricultural Development Cooperation)
Ministry of Agriculture
Israel Dairy Board
Israeli Dairy School
3- International Consultancy: milking machine, milking management, udder health and milk quality issues in:
Russia, Poland, New Zealand, Croatia Greece, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, China and Turkey.
International Conferences and Publications
2019 - 7th IDF Mastitis Conference, Copenhagen Denmark:
What have we learned about milking management in the past two decades.
2016 - Danish Dairy Conference, Billund Denmark: Fine Tuning Milking Parlor Parameters and Procedures.
2016 - 6th IDF Mastitis Conference, Nantes France: What’s new in milking: Systems, Components, Testing and Settings 2010 – 2016.
2012 – Tainan, Taiwan Livestock Research Institute Council of Agricultural: Dairy herd computerized management in Israel
2011 - International conference on Udder health and Communication, Utrecht, Holland: Influence of milk yield a
Tzorah, HaDarom (Southern) , Israel