Managing the Transition Cow for Health and Performance

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Managing the Transition Cow for Health and Performance

Date: 16th April 2019

Location: East Logan Farm Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire, DG7 1NX

Time: 10:30 - 14:30

Cost: Free

This event will highlight the latest research carried out by SRUC and industry to improve the management and performance of transition cows over the calving period and in early lactation.

Crichton dairy cow and calf

Topics for discussion and speakers are:

  • Lorna MacPherson (SAC Consulting) and Alastair Macrae (The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies): Feeding the Transition Cow – Is it Working?
  • Tim Geraghty (SRUC Veterinary Services): Stillbirth causes and investigation in the dairy herd
  • Hugh Kerr (Nutritionist), Alistair Padkin (Nithsdale Vets Limited) and Brian Yates (host farmer): Transition cow management at East Logan
  • Katrina Henderson (SRUC Veterinary Services) and Andrew Pine (Premier Nutrition): Effect of social stress and monitoring systems for transition cows 
  • Justin Birch and Willie Cuthbertson (Ice Robotics):  Early lameness intervention and its impact on fertility at East Logan

Lunch provided. Please contact Janis Forrest to book your place.
T: 0131 603 7525.

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