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Rumen development series – AHDB

rumen development

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Dairy is hosting a series of practical on-farm meetings across the county to help farmers learn why good rumen development is key to weaning transition and how to make it successful on their farm.

Since cows spend half their time ruminating, developing a calf’s rumen is critical if you want them to utilize energy effectively in their adult life.

The meetings will feature experts in calf rearing, who will explain how to get weaning right and secure your calf’s growth, health and welfare, and reduce stress during this critical period.

At the event you’ll learn about:

  • The practicalities of weaning, including how to create an optimal weaning programme for your farm
  • Nutritional and environmental management around weaning
  • The impact of weaning stresses and how to avoid them
  • Measuring and monitoring weaning performance on farm
  • If you’re involved with calf rearing and want to give them best start in life, book your place today.

Meeting dates and locations

4 August – Bakewell, Derbyshire

9 August – Galston, Ayrshire

16 August – Alresford, Hampshire

16 August – Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

19 September – Worcester, Worcestershire

20 September – Kendal, Cumbria

22 September – Tamworth, Staffordshire

26 September – Gloucester, Gloucestershire

26 October – Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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