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Dairy Research Conference (online): Optimising youngstock performance


The Dairy Research Partnership online conference will share the outcomes of research projects undertaken as part of our Dairy Research Partnership Initiative, led by the University of Nottingham.

Booking will open later in the year.

Optimising youngstock performance session agenda:

11:00 – 11:05:  Chair’s introduction. Derek Armstrong, Lead Veterinary Science Expert , AHDB

11:05 – 11:15: The impact of early life thermal environment on calf performance. Dr David Bell, SRUC

11:15 – 11:30: Practical housing and management changes for healthy and productive calves. Robert Hyde, PhD Researcher, University of Nottingham

11:30 – 11:45: Optimising heifer grazing systems. Robert Patterson, PhD Researcher, AFBI

11:45 – 11:55: The role of adult cattle in the transmission of Cryptosporidium to dairy calves. Dr Hannah Shaw, Harper Adams University

11:55 – 12:05: Heifer rearing targets and lifetime performance. Lucy Ross, PhD Researcher, University of Nottingham

12:05 – 12:25: Question and Answer session

12:25 – 12:30: Summary by Chair. Derek Armstrong, Lead Veterinary Science Expert, AHDB

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