Youngstock Discussion Group

youngstock dairy heifers meetingThe importance of calving heifers in at 24 months or younger for increased milk yields, longevity and profitability is well reported. Youngstock are the future of our dairy herds and the rearing of heifer replacements is a crucial component of herd management. Rearing heifer calves is the second largest annual expense after feed with no income until the first lactation and no profit until the second.

The Youngstock Discussion group aims to improve production and profitability for your future herd. Membership of the group includes regular calf weighing sessions, calf scour testing, colostrum transfer testing and quarterly on-farm meetings.

Please call the practice for more information, or if you would be interested in joining the group.


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Upcoming Events

May
31
Thu
10:00 am Practical Calving Course @ [Venue TBC]
Practical Calving Course @ [Venue TBC]
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical Calving Course @ [Venue TBC]
Small group practical session covering when to intervene, common malpresentations and care of the cow and calf. (Further details will be added in due course.)
Oct
10
Wed
10:00 am Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
One day small group (6-10 people) theoretical training followed by practical use of the AI equipment and practising passing the AI catheter on real uterus post mortem. This will then be followed by individual or paired on farm training within
They are always very thorough and knowledgeable and aware of the whole farm objectives and strategy.
Mike and Anna Miller
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