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The Calf to Calving Initiative has been developed to outline best practice from the minute a calf is born through to the point she should calve into the herd 24 months later.
Calf to Calving
Lameness is still costing the average dairy herd 1+ppl in lost milk yield, treatment and higher culling rates, as well as affecting cow welfare and staff morale. However, by understanding the causes and working with a cow’s natural instincts, it is possible to reduce the incidence and improve mobility
Health Welfare and Fertility
Join Dr Aser Garcia for this webinar focusing on the outcomes. He will discuss how formulating 20% of cold pressed rapeseed cake for dairy cows results in a reduction in production costs, obtains a healthier profile of fatty acids in milk and reduce enteric emissions by 8% without negatively affecting milk yield or quality.
Feed and Forage
Come along to hear Tom Mitchell from Andersons Consulting talk about how outwintering stock can work and the pitfalls to avoid. A joint event organised by AHDB Dairy, Catchment Sensitive Farming, Wessex Water and Natural England.
Slurry, farmyard manure and dirty water are all valuable by-products of dairy farms. The recently refreshed AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) shows that muck is worth £9.20/tonne and a cubic metre of slurry has a value of £3.20 in NPK alone
Recruiting and retaining the right people is becoming increasingly challenging even for the very best businesses and their leaders. There is no simple solution to this complex problem but at this one off Leadership through a Different Lense Workshop we have 3 speakers renowned in their field who will share tried and tested methods that can assist you in your role as a #DairyLeader
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