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Women in Dairy meeting - Cumbria

  • Abbott Lodge Jersey Ice Cream Farm Clifton Nr Penrith Cumbria, CA10 2HD (map)

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