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.


Upcoming Events

Jan
16
Wed
12:00 pm Flock Club Meeting: Post Mortem ... @ Friars Moor Vets
Flock Club Meeting: Post Mortem ... @ Friars Moor Vets
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Open to members of the flock club Kate Hovers is coming to talk to us about practical on farm post mortems with all attendees able to take part in a practical demonstration. We will cover common diseases of young lambs,
Jan
17
Thu
11:00 am BVD Cluster Meeting @ NFU Offices
BVD Cluster Meeting @ NFU Offices
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open to all dairy and beef herds who want to control BVD on their farm. This is the first step in signing up for the available governement funding to try to eradicate BVD. This meeting will cover BVD virus and
Feb
13
Wed
10:00 am Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for the 2018 practical lambing course! The course is run every year on a farm so we always hope for some real life action!! The course will cover all aspects of preparing the ewe (and yourself!) for lambing
Feb
20
Wed
10:00 am Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for the 2018 practical lambing course! The course is run every year on a farm so we always hope for some real life action!! The course will cover all aspects of preparing the ewe (and yourself!) for lambing
The level of support, knowledge and understanding goes above and beyond, from all [the Friars Moor team].
Steve & Jayne Brocklehurst
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