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Grazing Discussion Group
November 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
We are planning to hold the first Grazing Discussion group meeting on Monday 12th November. At this meeting we will review pregnancy test results and look at fertility interventions as well as discuss dry cow considerations including selective dry cow therapy.
If you are interested in joining the group, please speak to one of the team for more information.
What are the aims of the group?
Ideally this working group will enable knowledge transfer between farmers and vets alike, focusing on maximising the cost effectiveness of block calving herds and grass based milk production. The group will provide regular benchmarking of performance parameters.
Who is the group for?
Anyone interested in improving and maintaining the health and performance of the herd, whilst maximising production cost efficiency by utilising grass.
Where will the meetings be?
There will be a mixture of on-farm and classroom based meetings, with three meetings planned per year. Following an initial introductory meeting, where we’d like to hear what you want from the group and any topics of interest/ ideas for meetings, we can draw up a diary of dates. Performance parameters will be anonymously benchmarked providing the opportunity for you to compare yourselves to similar farms.
What do you need to bring to the initial meeting?
All you need for the first introductory meeting is enthusiasm and an interest in block calving systems/ grass based production. There is no commitment to join the group! Think less of a “preaching/ teaching” group and more interactive, with positive and proactive discussions.