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2010 Large Herd Seminar

27 April 2010

UK - Leading experts in practical dairy herd management, research, nutrition and health from around the world will provide UK dairy producers, large animal vets and agricultural supply trade professionals who attend the 2010 Large Herd Seminar with all the latest research findings, management information and techniques from around the world.

Entitled ‘Maximising Profitability by Improving Lifetime Yield’ the event will be held at Woodbury Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club, Woodbury Castle in Devon on 22nd and 23rd June.

Focusing on how dairy farmers can improve lifetime yield, the Large Herd Seminar is organised jointly by Lillico Attlee, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned agricultural merchants, and the Evidence Based Veterinary Consultancy, a progressive, vet-based dairy management practice in Penrith which provides independent advice to the dairy sector. Event sponsors include Arm & Hammer, Alta Genetics, Farm Business, Intervet Schering-Plough, Micron Bio-Systems, Mole Valley Feed Solutions, NMR and Zinpro.

Following a successful formulae, the 2010 Large Herd Seminar will comprise two stand-alone events, with delegates able to attend either one, or both. On Tuesday evening the four-speaker pre-Seminar aimed at veterinary surgeons, more technically-minded farmers and technical advisers from the agricultural supply industry will focus on ‘Improving Lifetime Yield’. On Wednesday, the Large Herd Seminar will include four two-hour sessions entitled: ‘Cow Care leads the way to Lifetime Yield’, ‘Managing for lifetime yield – How do they do it?’, ‘The effects of reproduction and nutrition on lifetime yield’ and ‘Lifetime yield starts with breeding’.

Amongst the list of distinguished speakers from around the world will be Dr Mike Hutjens from the Dairy and Animal Sciences Department, University of Illinois, who will consider ‘The role of nutrition efficiency in improving lifetime yield’, and Dr Paul M. Fricke, Professor of Dairy Science and Extension Specialist in Dairy Cattle Reproduction, University of Wisconsin, who will focus on the ‘Practical on-farm implementation of the latest reproductive research’.

Commenting on the fifth Large Herd Seminar, Warwick Bastard of joint-organisers Lillico Attlee stated: “The South West is one of the UK’s leading areas for dairy production and holding the Large Herd Seminar at Woodbury Park for the first time last year proved to be a great success, attracting more than 200 vets, farmers and representatives from associated industries.

"This year’s event will continue the evolutionary process by focusing on subjects that are of real, practical benefit to owners or managers of large dairy herds, their veterinary surgeons and advisers. We are expecting that tickets will sell out very quickly and advise those wishing to attend to book early, particularly if they require overnight accommodation.”

Tickets for the Vet pre-seminar cost £60, those for the Large Herd Seminar £75 and a subsidised rate of £45 is available to dairy farmers/herd managers for the Wednesday programme. A discounted rate of £225 is available to those attending both sessions and includes overnight accommodation at Woodbury Park Hotel, Golf & Country Club. Tickets can be booked through Lillico Attlee, Beddow Way, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BT. Tel: 01622 718062.

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