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  • Great Grazing Meeting 3

    When:
    August 30th 2016 10:45 to 14:00
    Location:
    GL18 2AE

    This is the third in a series of three meetings aimed at anybody wishing to increase milk from grazed grass. Piers Badnell, grassland consultant from LIC will discuss how to manage grazing systems throughout the year. Attendance at the previous meeting is not essential.

    Business Management, Feed and Forage

  • Extending the grazing season, Cumbria

    When:
    August 30th - 15th 2016 10:45 to 14:30
    Location:
    CA13 9SR

    This is a major way to reduce the cost of production and start capitalising on the 2017 grazing season by reducing the cost of cow diets and housing and setting up swards for spring to hit the ground running.

    Business Management, Feed and Forage

  • Calf to Calving Lite, West Sussex

    When:
    August 30th 2016 11:00 to 14:00
    Location:
    RH14 0LN

    The AHDB Dairy Calf to Calving series of meetings around the country have been developed to outline best practice from the minute a calf hits the ground through to the point she should calve into the herd 24 months later. These meetings have been running on a three-monthly basis, tracking a group of 10 calves on commercial dairy farms through their life cycle, discussing all areas of youngstock rearing and management along the way.

    Business Management, Health Welfare and Fertility, Calf to Calving

  • Entrepreneurs in Dairying - application deadline 31 August

    When:
    August 31st 2016
    Location:
    BRIDGWATER COLLEGE, COLEG SIR GAR, NEWTON RIGG COLLEGE AND REASEHEATH COLLEGE

    Applied business training programme for aspiring dairy producers, Entrepreneurs in Dairying will return again this autumn. The course will run at Bridgwater College, Cannington, Somerset; Coleg Sir Gar, Gelli Aur, Carmarthenshire, Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Cumbria and Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire. Students will attend 8 training sessions including two full days on finance.

    Business Management

  • Decisions4Dairy webinar - Is all-year round calving really the best option to drop costs?

    When:
    September 6th 2016 09:30 to 10:30
    Online Event Only

    The British dairy industry could cut its costs by an estimated £3.5m per week with a different approach to milk production and, in particular, calving patterns, according to AHDB analysis. That is equivalent to 1.5ppl across all the milk in the country. The webinar will look at: - Potential cost savings to the farmer of block calving - Implication to the processors - Things for the farmer to consider - Particle experiences from two farmers that have made a switch Join Chris Gooderham and Mark Topliff, both lead analysts for AHDB, as we look at the prospect of block calving to reduce the cost of production for the sector, together with farmers who have been through the process.

    Market Information, Business Management

  • Calf to Calving - Are you achieving your targets? - Yorkshire

    When:
    September 6th 2016 10:45 to 14:30
    Location:
    DL6 2NF

    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. The meetings will run on a three monthly basis and track a group of 10 calves on the host farms through their life cycle discussing all areas of young stock rearing and management along the way.

    Health Welfare and Fertility, Calf to Calving

  • Cattle Housing and Handling Impact Group – meeting 3 of series of 3, Sherborne

    When:
    September 6th 2016 11:00 to 14:00
    Location:
    DT9 4JX

    Our principle host for these meetings, Blackmarsh Farm, are looking to improve their current infrastructure and install new cattle handling facilities – the remit is to design a system that will deliver improved cow comfort, cow flow and a safe effective handling system for cows and farm staff as well as deliver labour savings and improved cattle performance.

    Business Management, Health Welfare and Fertility

  • Soil MOT - Healthy, productive grassland soils

    When:
    September 7th 2016 10:45 to 14:00
    Location:
    SY5 8BA

    Damaged soil structure will reduce grass yields, limit grazing days and also cost money because of the costs of remediation. Maintaining healthy grassland soils, by improving soil structure and conserving biological activity, will support better plant growth, forage quality and thus profits and will also minimise the negative impacts on the environment which can follow poor soil management.

    Business Management, Feed and Forage

  • Stockmanship Training for Polish Staff

    When:
    September 7th 2016 10:45 to 14:00
    Location:
    CA10 1UZ

    In large businesses with employees of varying nationalities; language is inevitably one of the biggest barriers to successful communication. Ensuring that your team understand what you are asking of them and why it’s important, is vital to them successfully implementing on farm protocols and procedures in key areas such as milking routine, checking livestock for illness and at calving.

    Health Welfare and Fertility

  • Calf to Calving Lite, Northumberland

    When:
    September 7th 2016 11:00 to 14:00
    Location:
    NE43 7XD

    The AHDB Dairy Calf to Calving series of meetings around the country have been developed to outline best practice from the minute a calf hits the ground through to the point she should calve into the herd 24 months later. These meetings have been running on a three-monthly basis, tracking a group of 10 calves on commercial dairy farms through their life cycle, discussing all areas of youngstock rearing and management along the way.

    Health Welfare and Fertility, Calf to Calving