Youngstock Nutrition and Management - An Evidence-Based Approach
- 8th 10:30 to 9
th November 2017
- 1.5 Days
- Keele Management Centre, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
- Cost (Course Only)
- £330 (£396 inc VAT)
- Cost (Inc DBB)
- £400 (£480 inc VAT)
This course is tailored towards veterinary surgeons and dairy farm advisors who wish to develop their understanding of dairy youngstock nutrition from birth through to first calving. The aim of the course is to improve competence in basic and intermediate dairy youngstock nutrition and feeding management techniques that will facilitate delivery of consultancy services to dairy clients.
Following feedback, we have extended the duration of this course to enable delivery of the wealth of recent research in this area and to allow more time for discussion.
- Key performance indicators in heifer rearing - the evidence behind them, setting targets and the challenges of monitoring them.
- Pre- and peri-parturient management of the pregnant cow: impacts on foetal viability and mortality.
- Colostrum: the evidence base for the ‘standard’ advice and why this doesn’t always guarantee success. Monitoring, investigation and intervention in the dairy herd.
- Feeding the pre-weaned calf: role of milk and ‘hard’ feeding in the development of the ruminant. Critical assessment of feeding systems and delivery of nutritional advice.
- Weaning and the post-weaned heifer: options and approaches to obtaining reliable growth, fertility and safe delivery to first calving.
Course tutors: Richard Cooper and Julia Moorhouse.Book a Place