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Calf to Calving - Minimising stress to maximise return - Dorset

When: May 31st 2017 10:45 to 14:30
Location: DT9 4JX

Join AHDB Dairy and Evidence Based Veterinary Consultancy (EBVC) to discuss how we can manage heifers during the all-important transition period, including:

  • Calving a heifer – when to assist?
  • Nutrition – intakes and trough space pre and post calving
  • Environment - housing, bovine bullies and can she cope with concrete?
  • Health at calving – what issues affect first calvers?

This is the eighth in the series of AHDB Dairy’s Calf to Calving (C2C) initiative meetings, sharing heifer best management practice from birth through to calving to help you reduce your rearing costs.

You are invited to join us at your local host C2C farm where we will be discussing the progress of the group of 10 calves we are tracking through their life cycle as they approach calving. All welcome to attend, you do not need to have attended previous C2C meetings.

Date:          Wednesday 31 May 2017

Time:         10:45 – 14:30 (Lunch provided)

Venue:       Blackmarsh Farm, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4JX

                 By kind permission of Peter Hunt               

To book your place, please contact Becky Miles on 07500 873258 or rebecca.miles@ahdb.org.uk

The cost is covered through your levy. Please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes.

To assist with biosecurity and conform to government guidelines, please ensure vehicles are clean and that clean boots that can be disinfected are worn.

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