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Strategic Farm, North Yorkshire – Suckler Cow Nutrition
October 31, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join us for the next AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm meeting, hosted by Guy Prudom at Davison Farm in North Yorkshire. Following our summer grassland event, this event will focus on suckler cow nutrition.
Date: 31st October 2018
Time: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm (Includes lunch and farm walk)
Location: Davison Farm, Egton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Y021 1UA
Feed is a major cost of keeping a suckler cow and has a huge impact on fertility, calving ease and calf performance. At AHDB, we have recently funded a study conducted by Alex Corbishley of Edinburgh University that investigated the effect of dry cow nutrition on colostrum quality and passive transfer to the calf. Our network of strategic farms participated in the study and we’ll cover their results at this event.
This event will be an opportunity to learn:
- The principles of suckler cow nutrition, particularly during the dry period
- Rationing and suckler cow requirements at different times of the year
- Managing body condition throughout the year
- Impact of cow nutrition on colostrum quality
It will also be a great opportunity to hear and discuss the changes that Guy has made to his business over the last year and capture anything that you may be able to apply to your own business.