Applications are invited for a Study Tour focusing on Innovations in Rearing Dairy Bred Calves for Beef Production
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is offering farmers the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands to learn about innovative approaches to managing dairy bred beef calves for beef production.
This two day study tour will focus on methods put in place in the rearing of dairy bred calves to reduce the usage of antibiotics while maintaining high levels of performance and low levels of mortality.
The tour will include visits to a veterinary practice providing details on the Netherlands antibiotic reduction to date, several progressive veal units and the Trouw Nutrition calf research centre.
Farmers who are interested in participating in this study tour can find out more details and complete an online application here.
Applications open on Tuesday 17th December 2019 and close at 4.00pm on Monday 6th January 2020.