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Investigating a low cost outdoor dairy beef system

When: June 12th 2018 13:30 to 17:00
Location: TF10 8NB

Harpers Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB

Tuesday 12 June 13:30- 17:00 (Regional Food Academy Lecture Theatre) 

This event will provide an update on work to develop a low cost production system for dairy-bred beef calves. The key elements of the system are maximising output from grazed grass and reducing wintering costs by out-wintering on fodderbeet, before finishing during their second season at grass.

Programme

13:30          Registration & refreshments (tea/coffee)

14:00          Welcome & introduction to the project, Mary Vickers (AHDB)

14:10          Review of cattle performance - first grazing season

                   Simon Marsh (Harper Adams University, HAU) 

14:40         Outwintering & management of cattle on fodderbeet

                   Marc Jones (RSK ADAS)              

15.10         Management of the cattle during their second grazing season & targets for slaughter Marc Jones (RSK ADAS) & Simon Marsh (HAU)

15:30          Farm walk to see cattle being rotationally grazed

                   Chris Ruffley, Simon Marsh (HAU) & Marc Jones (ADAS)                       

17:00          Finish

To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771212 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible; Booking is essential. Please bring clean boots and outdoor clothing.

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