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Subtropical Dairy Programme (Casino) - 'Healthy Hooves' On-farm session

  • Fernbrook Loop Road Fernbrook, NSW, 2453 Australia (map)

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

When:
Thursday 15th March @ 9.30am, for a 10am start, through to 2pm.
 
Where:
The Marks's farm
201 Fernbrook Loop Road
Fernbrook NSW 2453

Cost:
$0 this workshop is bought to you courtesy of Subtropical Dairy and Dairy Australia.
 
RSVP: 
By Tuesday 13th March to Alicia Richters to secure your spot, 0427 916 650 or alicia@subtropicaldairy.com.au  
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.