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Investigating a low-cost, outdoor dairy beef system
December 20, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
This event will provide an update on work to develop a low-cost production system for dairy-bred beef calves. The key elements of the system are maximising output from grazed grass and reducing wintering costs by out-wintering cattle on fodderbeet, before finishing during their second season at grass.
13:30 Registration & refreshments (tea/coffee)
14:00 Welcome & introduction, Mary Vickers (AHDB)
14:05 Development of a low cost outdoor dairy beef system – why, what, how, Marc Jones (RSK ADAS)
14:15 Review of cattle performance, Simon Marsh (Harper Adams)
14:35 Management of cattle on fodderbeet, Marc Jones (RSK ADAS)
14:50 Farm walk to see cattle being strip grazed on fodder beet, Chris Ruffley (Harper Adams), Simon Marsh & Marc Jones
Please bring clean boots and outdoor clothing
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