You are invited to the next meeting of the Cumbria Women in Dairy Group
Topic - Realise your herd’s potential by meeting your breeding goals
Decisions on how a heifer is managed, the genetics she is born with, and her age at first calving, will determine whether that animal becomes a business asset.
Rearing heifers requires significant upfront investment; it costs £2.31 a day or £1,819.011 on average to rear a dairy heifer replacement. Payback takes at least until the middle of her second lactation.
By managing a heifer well and predicting her ability earlier, you can control your expenditure by adapting breeding approach based on heifer quality.
The discussion will include:
• Understanding the acronyms
• Market situation
• Which is your best cow?
• Why is heifer management so important?
• Making sure the strategy is right for the farm
• How do I actually do a genomic test?
Speaker - Gemma Allison from Zoetis
Lunch is provided.
All are welcome and your first meeting is free. Thereafter Women in Dairy Membership is £45 per year.
For further information please contact:
Kath Aplin, Veterinary Adviser, Boehringer Ingelheim
01344 746794 or 07836 500124 email@example.com