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Autumn Block Calving Strategic Dairy Farm Meeting- Buscot Wick Farm - Fertility for block calvers

When: October 30th 2018 10:45 to 14:30
Location: SN7 8DJ

Farm Excellance

Join us at Buscot Wick Farm, our autumn block calving strategic farm, where we’ll help you improve your herd’s fertility and share the farm’s performance figures.

Cows and heifers calved within the first 6 weeks is a key measure of performance for block calving herds. Those farms with who calve 90% of their cows in this time outperform those with longer calving periods.

Join AHDB Dairy and nationally recognised vet Dave Gilbert to discuss pre-mating planning, how to set up for a successful 2018 season and how to ensure good non-return rates, including:

• Setting and hitting ambitious targets

• Pre-mating checks – when and what to look for?

• Nutrition – managing body condition and the transition from grass to housing

• Heat detection – what affects heat expression and maximising submission rates

• Serving – AI vs bull use, using sexed semen and the role of synchronisation.

We will also review the current technical and financial performance against AHDB’s optimal dairy systems defined KPI’s for block calving herds.

If you’re responsible for heat detection and service in block calving herds or is interested in autumn block calving or benchmarking, then this meeting’s for you.

Date:     Tuesday 30 October 18
Time:    10:45 prompt – 14:30 (lunch provided so booking essential)
Venue:  Buscot Wick Farm, Faringdon, Oxford SN7 8DJ

To book your FREE place contact the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771216 or ke.events@ahdb.org.uk or for more information contact.

The cost of attending this event is covered through your levy but please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes.

Please bring a clean pair of wellington boots to help with the biosecurity and out of respect to the host’s farm business.

*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible  

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