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Introduction to Herd Nutrition Workshop - Dorrigo

  • 19 Cudgery Street Dorrigo, NSW, 2453 Australia (map)

This entry level workshop will cover the fundamentals of dairy cow nutrition with a practical focus on optimising the performance of milking cows fed temperate forages. 

Dr Brad Granzin, Executive Officer of Subtropical Dairy and Consulting Scientist from Australasian Dairy Consultants, will facilitate a one-day workshop focusing on the basics of dairy cow nutrition.

The workshop will begin with a morning theory session covering the following topics:

  • The major nutrients required for milk production and dairy cow maintenance;
  • An overview of the cow's digestive tract and how it absorbs and processes key nutrients.

This will be followed by a practical session after lunch focusing on:

  • Some key aspects to achieve maximum performance from cows fed temperate forages such as annual ryegrass over winter and early spring; 
  • Monitoring your herd for indicators of nutrition problems;
  • Balancing diets;
  • And a question and answer session.

This workshop is a great introduction to dairy cow nutrition science and practices.  It is also a great refresher for honing your nutrition skills.  

When:
Tuesday 15th May
9.30am start through to 2.30pm

Where:
Heritage Hotel
19 Cudgery St, Dorrigo

RSVP:
10th May to Alicia Richters
E: alicia@subtropicaldairy.com.au
PH: 0427 916 650

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Cost: 
Free - This workshop is funded by your levy, Dairy Australia and Subtropical Dairy.