Taking your herd to a higher level - Dr Gordie Jones

Published 21 December 17

Gordie JonesAHDB is delighted to announce internationally renowned vet, Dr Gordie Jones, partner of Central Sands Dairy, Wisconsin will be coming to the UK in January 2018 for a series of meetings.

For five years, Gordie managed the 3,500-cow herd on a 72-point rotary with 300+ calvings per month. Gordie has over 25 years’ experience in veterinary dairy practice and nutrition consulting, as well as designing and managing the Fair Oaks Dairy, Indiana of 65,000 cows.

This session will be focussing on improving productivity through key aspects of feeding and management for the all year round calving herd. Gordie will be sharing with us how they achieve excellence at Central Sands through:

  • Daily, yearly and two yearly management cycles
  • Prioritising forage as king with ‘fiber first’ rations
  • Stockmanship for better cow handling and efficient labour use… It is people who get everything done! 

This meeting is relevant to all those involved with an all year round calving system wanting to take their herd to a higher level. Dates and venues are below.

Wednesday 10 January 2018

10:45 – 14:30 

Radstone Hotel, 3 Ayr Road, Larkhall, Lanarkshire ML9 2TZ

Wednesday 10 January 2018

19:00 – 21:30

The Stoneybeck Inn, Bowscar, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8RP

Thursday 11 January 2018

10:45 – 14:30

Carden Park, Broxton Road, Cheshire CH3 9DQ - for sat nav use SY14 7HZ

Thursday 11 January 2018

19:00 - 20:00

Webinar

Friday 12 January 2018

10:45 – 14:30 

Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE

Monday 15 January 2018

10:45 – 14:30 

Best Western Tiverton Hotel, Blundell’s Road, Tiverton EX16 4DB

Monday 15 January 2018

19:00 – 21:30 

Doubletree by Hilton Newbury North, Oxford Road, Chieveley RG20 8XY

Booking Essential: Please call 01904 771216 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk to book or for further information.

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