We ran a series of two meetings on dairy heifer rearing, supported by Zoetis Animal Health, held at the Leeming Bar Motel on the 24th January and the 25th February 2014.
Both meetings were really well attended and the participants all took something home. Whether that is having your dairy heifers at 80kg by 8 weeks of age or the height to reach for bulling!
We presented some local data showing a difference of 18 months average age of first calving throughout the Dale and Vale member clients! That’s a year and a half on average some people have the extra mouths to feed before any payback. Sobering.