UK - Join AHDB Dairy for the first Dairy Research Seminar – Discover, Innovate and Grow (DIG) on 1st and 2nd March 2016 in Kegworth, Derbyshire.
Targeted at people who want to improve their knowledge and decision-making abilities in dairy production and management. The two-day Discover, Innovate and Grow research seminar focuses on sharing knowledge from the latest independent research funded by AHDB Dairy.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear technical and practical information, delivered by world renowned researchers and industry speakers.
Topics including new insights into the role and benefits of dairy in the national diet, technical issues on soils, forage and animal health will be covered. You will also have the opportunity to hear about the applicability of business management concepts from other industries to dairy farming.
With increasing volatility in purchased feed costs, one of the first sessions will focus on protein management of dairy cow diets.
Listen to an array of speakers on reducing crude protein in rations or replacing brought-in protein with home grown forages.
Drivers of profitable grazing systems will be the topic of discussion for Teagasc researcher Laurence Shalloo. Leading SRUC consultant, David Keiley will discuss the economics of implementing a cut and carry system on farm. David Lloyd from Aberystwyth University will provide new insights into improving N and P efficiency in grass and clover.
Lameness expert from University of Nottingham, Jon Huxley’s newest research will make you look at your cow’s hooves in a totally new light. While Karen Bond will share her latest findings on the most effective way to prevent calves from becoming infected with Johne’s disease.
Leading economist, Jonathan Rushton will inform you on the true cost of BVD on farm. AHDB Dairy’s Marco Winters will explain how the new TB Advantage genetic index will help breed cows with better resistance to bovine TB.
Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College, AFBI in Northern Ireland and Harper Adams University will share the key factors that contribute to profitable heifer rearing.
In addition, to the formal presentations, there will be ample opportunity for one-on-one discussion with speakers and other attendees. To find out what else is in the programme and to register, visit dairy.ahdb.org.uk/dig