Free webinar targets better calf rearing

Dairy farmers keen to rear calves more productively are invited to join a free educational webinar on Thursday, October 21st 2021 designed to help them produce better heifers.

Organised by Volac, the practical 90-minute lunchtime session is open to all and features expert speakers who will focus on feeding for growth through effective calf nutrition, the benefits of computerised feeding and practical tips on how to improve the rearing environment.

Joshua Hirneiss, sales manager with Urban Calf Feeders is up first. He will highlight how calf nutrition and health can be improved by automatic feeding, whilst at the same time saving on labour input. Secondly, Dr Jessica Cooke, R&D Manager with Volac will focus on how to maximise calf nutrition efficiency during the crucial pre-weaned period. The third speaker – research scientist and calf housing specialist Jamie Robertson – will discuss how to assess calf buildings from a shelter and hygiene perspective.

The free webinar kicks off at 12.15pm on 21st October.


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John Swire - Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.