Rethinking cattle performance 2018

Farmers Weekly, in association with Zoetis, Volac and XLVets, are hosting Rethinking Cattle Performance 2018, to help farmers take the next step in the journey of promoting healthier cattle and improving productivity.

The events will continue to provide farmers with straightforward technical knowledge to help dairy heifer and beef rearers create better businesses. This will be supplemented by practical examples of how delegates can do this back on their own farms.

Farmers Weekly will host farmers from various cattle systems from across the UK at the workshops. Delegates will be given the opportunity to network with peers and sponsors and learn from experts around the topics of nutrition, health and disease management.

The workshops will cover several different targeted and timely topics in a one-day format. Topics will vary to reflect location, attending-delegate systems and seasonal priorities. The agenda for the day will include theoretical sessions with expert speakers and lots of practical demonstrations to show how to put this advice into practice.

The workshops

Farmers Weekly will work with three farms around the UK that are currently running their cattle rearing enterprises to exemplary standards. These farms and farmers will each host a best-practice workshop focusing on different aspects of calf rearing systems to represent the diversity of management techniques seen across the country.

Attendees at these workshops will have the chance to learn from the host farmers, leading experts in the fields of cattle, health, nutrition, as well as experienced veterinary surgeons and disease management.

There will also be the opportunity to discuss important issues facing you as a cattle rearer with these experts and your peers.

The 2018 workshops will focus on:

  • Calf feeding in first weeks of life
  • Weaning
  • Colostrum management
  • Disease & vaccination

2018 Workshops

Beef workshop
Beef farmers with suckler herds also rearing bought-in calves
22 November
10.00 – 15.00
Swanage, Dorset

Dairy workshop
Dairy farmers rearing heifer replacements (with a focus on genomics)
3 December
10.00 – 15.00

Headline Sponsors

Veterinary Partner

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