Andres Ardila Avila, from the UQ Gatton Vet School will facilitate a hands-on workshop focusing on 'healthy hooves' in our dairy herds.
Why bother with 'healthy hooves'?
- Lame cows take time, energy and skill to treat properly.
- Lame cows represent a financial cost to your farm business and, therefore, impact on profitability.
- Lame cows produce less milk, lose weight, and take longer to cycle.
- Reducing the number of lame cows in your herd requires a long-term, planned approach that is supported by the whole farm team.
Andres has planned a day around discussing the concept of 'healthy hooves' on our dairy farms in the morning session, followed by a hands-on practical session to make sure participants have some confidence around applying the concepts learnt and practicing the skills and techniques used on farm.
Details about the event
Thursday 15th March @ 9.30am, for a 10am start, through to 2pm.
The Marks's farm
201 Fernbrook Loop Road
Fernbrook NSW 2453
$0 this workshop is bought to you courtesy of Subtropical Dairy and Dairy Australia.
By Tuesday 13th March to Alicia Richters to secure your spot, 0427 916 650 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch will be provided
Please bring clean protective shoes or boots, a hat and chair.
The size of the group will be kept to a manageable number to allow some practical hands-on coaching.