This study tour went to the Netherlands from 18th March to 19th March to look at management in the calf house to improve lifetime animal production, health and performance. A particular focus of the trip was on how accelerated growth rates in the first 60 days of the calf’s life can influence its milk yield in future lactations. The group saw a number of dairy farms who are practicing the latest innovations in calf rearing.
A full report on the visit is available HERE.
A presentation about the visit has been prepared and can be viewed HERE
Or a video from the visit is available at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oW_LB1VFW4&feature=youtu.be
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