COWSIGNALS: What are your cows telling you?

Published 9 May 18

Cow SignalsAs a dairy farmer you visually check your cows several times each day... but what do you see and what are you 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 therefore 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.

 

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

 

TBC

Scotland, Northern England:

Owen Atkinson

Dairy Veterinary Consultancy Limited

Jo Speed

                                       Kite Consulting                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 AHDB Dairy Knowledge Exchange Manager contact details:

 

Mike Hardcastle                07929 203699    Michael.hardcastle@ahdb.org.uk

Bryan Nicholson                07976 181103    Bryan.nicholson@ahdb.org.uk

Steve West                         07816 159574    Stephen.west@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  

 

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

Date 2018

Venue

Trainer

AHDB Dairy KEM

12th June

Elmore Back Farm, Elmore, Gloucestershire. GL2 3ST

Rob Davies

Steve West

13th June

Parkhill Farm, Halford, Shipton on Stour, Warwickshire.

CV36 5DQ

Rob Davies

Steve West

26th June

Cornwall (Location TBC)

Karen Wonnacott

Michael Hardcastle

27th June

How End Farm, How End, Thursby, Carlisle, Cumbria.

CA5 6PX

Owen Atkinson

Bryan Nicholson

27th June

Devon

Karen Wonnacott

Michael  Hardcastle

28th June

Wildon Grange Farm, Coxwold, York, North Yorkshire.

YO61 4AF

Owen Atkinson

Bryan Nicholson

28th June

Rix Farm, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon. EX16 7RA

Andy Hawken

Michael Hardcastle

29th June

Church House Farm, Chapel Chorlton, Newcastle- under- Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5JN 

Owen Atkinson

Steve West

3rd July

Beckside Farm, Whicham, Millom, Cumbria. LA18 5LU

Owen Atkinson

Bryan Nicholson

3rd July

Longlands Farm, North Row, Redwick, Magor, Wales.

NP26 3DX

Rob Davies

Steve West

6th July

Kirkby Beck Farm, Kirkby Malham, Skipton, North Yorkshire.

 BD23 4BL

Owen Atkinson

Bryan Nicholson

9th July

Parnham Park Farm, Crook Hill, Netherbury, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5LY

Andy Hawken

Michael Hardcastle

10th July

Clackmae Farm, Earlston, Scottish Borders. TD4 6AJ

Owen Atkinson

Bryan Nicholson

10th July

Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Lewes, East Sussex.

 BN7 3AE

Andy Hawken

Michael Hardcastle

11th July

Rerrick Park, Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire. DG6 4QT

 (Meet at Dundrennan Community Hall 10am)

Owen Atkinson

Bryan Nicholson

11th July

Harper Adams University, Shrewsbury Rd, Newport.

TF10 8NB

Lowri Davies

Steve West

11th July

Newgrove Farm, Blackford, Wedmore, Somerset.

BS28 4NH

Andy Hawken

Michael Hardcastle

12th July

Bineham City Farm, Knole, Long Sutton, Langport Somerset. TA10 9JF

Andy Hawken

Michael Hardcastle

13th July

Shropshire

Rob Davies

Steve West

16th July

Carpenters Farm, Avon, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

SN15 4LS

Andy Hawken

Michael Hardcastle

17th July

Wiltshire/Hampshire

Andy Hawken

Michael Hardcastle

 

1st August

Borough Green Farm, Middlesborough, Cleveland.

 TS9 6JJ

Jo Speed

Bryan Nicholson

2nd August

Dendoldrum Farm, Montrose, Inverbervie, Angus, Aberdeenshire. DD10 0PL.

Jo Speed

Bryan Nicholson

2nd August

Statfold Farm, Clifton Lane, Tamworth, Staffordshire.

 B79 0AE

Rob Davies

Steve West

7th August

Ayrshire

Owen Atkinson

Bryan Nicholson

 

30th August

Home Farm, Spittle on the street, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. LN8 2AU

Lowri Davies

Steve West

 

Booking details

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

 

CowSignals trainers:

Wales, Central England:  Rob Davies, Allen and Partners (Whitland Vets, Dyfed) or Lowri Davies, Carrs Billington Feeds

Southern England:  Karen Wonnacott, For Farmers Feeds or Andy Hawken, Three Counties Feeds

 

Scotland, Northern England:  Owen Atkinson, Dairy Veterinary Consultancy Limited or Jo Speed, Kite Consulting 

 

 

AHDB Dairy Knowledge Exchange Manager contact details:

Mike Hardcastle               07929 203699, Michael.hardcastle@ahdb.org.uk

Bryan Nicholson               07976 181103, Bryan.nicholson@ahdb.org.uk

Steve West                       07816 159574, Stephen.west@ahdb.org.uk

 

This event is DairyPro pointedDairy Pro