Applications are invited for a Study Tour focusing on Innovations in Rearing Dairy Heifer Replacements for Lifetime Performance

 

Applications are invited for this Study Tour to Great Britain

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is offering dairy farmers the opportunity to travel to Great Britain to learn about innovative heifer rearing practices. The tour will include visits to a number of farms in the south west of England.

Rearing dairy herd replacements represents a major investment by dairy producers in the future of their business. It is crucial that heifers are reared cost effectively to calve at an age and body size which will maximise lifetime performance. This two day study tour will focus on innovative practices in the rearing and management of dairy heifer replacements to achieve key performance targets.

This study tour is part of the Farm Innovation Visits Scheme which is being delivered by DAERA’s College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE).

The Farm Innovation Visit Scheme, which is part of the NI Rural Development Programme and part funded by the EU, will cover the costs associated with setting up the visit, accommodation, travel outside of Northern Ireland, breakfast, lunch and evening meals when in Great Britain. Participants will be expected to meet any additional costs, including farm relief and travel insurance.

Dairy farmers who are interested in participating in this study tour can find out more details and complete an online application here.

Applications open on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 and close on Monday 3rd February 2020 at 4.00 pm.

 

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