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COWSIGNALS: What are your cows telling you?- Hampshire

When: July 17th 2018 10:00 to 15:00
Location: SO20 6DA

As a dairy farmer you visually check your cows several times each day... but what do you see and what may you be missing?

Cows indicate their health and comfort through behaviour, posture and by displaying physical traits. When recognised and understood, these signals will help you to optimise the health and productivity of your cows and hence the profitability of your business.

These practical workshops will employ CowSignals Master Trainers to

  • Share the CowSignals concepts
  • Focus attention on key indicators of underlying problems
  • Highlight Risk areas and Risk animals
  • Encourage practical solutions to common problems

Outcomes:

By taking part in this workshop you will

  • improve your understanding of what your cows are telling you
  • be empowered to reassess your cows environment from a fresh perspective
  • potentially improve the health and performance of your cows and the profitability of your business

The Workshop:

A practical on-farm session, limited to a maximum of 15 attendees running from 10am to 3pm. Aimed at farmers and herdspeople with herds that are housed for a large proportion of the year.  Lunch and refreshments are included.

Date:   Tuesday 17 July 2018

Time:  10:00- 15:00 

Venue: Abbot’s Manor Dairy, Leckford Estates, Leckford, Hampshire SO20 6DA

CowSignals Master Trainers:

Wales, Central England:

Rob Davies  Allen and Partners (Whitland Vets, Dyfed)

Lowri Davies Carrs Billington Feeds

Southern England:

Andy Hawken- Three Counties Feeds

Scotland, Northern England:

Owen Atkinson Dairy Veterinary Consultancy Limited

Jo Speed

AHDB Dairy Knowledge Exchange Manager contact details: Mike Hardcastle  07929 203699  Michael.hardcastle@ahdb.org.uk

The cost of attending this meeting is funded via your levy.  Please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes.

Levy payers will have first refusal.

Please ensure you wear a clean pair of wellington boots and clothing for biosecurity reasons and out of respect for the host farm.

To find out more or book a place, please contact the KE Events hub on 01904 771216 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.