Feeding Signals: Feeding Dairy Cows for health and production.
The Workshop: Good feeding is key to a farms success, not just financially but for boosting production, health and fertility. This is a practical on-farm workshop, which is limited to a maximum of 15 attendees. Aimed at farmers and herdspeople. Refreshments on arrival and sandwich lunch at the end are included.
What will we cover?
The effects of housing and management on feed intake.
- The building e.g.feed fence, head rail, water troughs, silage push up, silage clamp face.
- The Cow e.g. rumen fill, rumination rate, time budget, feed sorting, condition score.
- The Diet e.g. feeding frequency, forage separator, manure sieving and compact feeding.
Cow Signals Master Trainer:
Donald Brown, Lecturer in Agriculture at SRUC Barony Campus and has previously spent 27 years as a Ruminant Nutritionist for Keenan and BOCM Pauls (ForFarmers).
Date: Thursday 17 January 2019
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: High Garphar Farm, Crosshill, South Ayrshire KA19 7QT By kind permission of Scott Shearlaw
The cost of attending this meeting is funded via your levy. Please ensure you wear a clean pair of wellington boots and clothing for biosecurity reasons and out or respect for the host farm.
Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.