Get your tickets now to hear from leading dairy experts at TotalDairy seminar 2016 1-2 June 2016
With just two weeks to go until TotalDairy Seminar, now's the time to secure your tickets to the event which will include presentations from some of the world's leading dairy experts.
Now in its eleventh year, the conference will showcase speakers from North America, Spain, the UK and Australia, including world renowned animal behaviour expert Dr Temple Grandin.
The event takes place on 1-2 June 2016 at Tortworth Four Pillars Hotel, Wotton-under-edge, Gloucestershire and includes a range of lectures and smaller group workshops to choose from, depending on your area of interest.
All presentations are designed to provide practical take home messages for farmers, vets and consultants, with topics ranging from transition cow management mastitis, lameness, handling and nutrition. For the first time, there will also be number of dedicated farmer workshops designed to promote discussion and get your questions answered by the experts.
This year's event will provide a unique opportunity to hear from world renowned cattle behaviour expert, Dr Temple Grandin. Dr Grandin's curved chute and race systems are used worldwide. In North America alone, almost half of cattle are handled in a centre track restrainer system that she designed for abattoirs. Her life story has also been made into an HBO movie staring Claire Danes.
Dr Grandin will be presenting her thoughts on stockmanship and cattle handling as part of a series of lectures and smaller group workshops, including a farmer focused session under the topic of "Stockmanship for welfare and productivity".
New global research findings on transition cow diets and acidosis prevention will also be under the spotlight as part of a number of practical workshops and lectures by Australian dairy consultant, Ian Lean.
Chris Hudson from Nottingham University will be tackling fertility and sharing his thoughts on which key performance indicators (KPIs) farmers can look at to track fertility. He'll also be placing realistic costs against poor fertility in different systems.
Others in the speaker line up include:
- Professor Sergio Calsamiglia, University of Barcelona: Developments in Dairy Cow Nutrition
- Dr Bill Sanchez, Technical Service Director, Diamond V: Milk Component Management
- Dr Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin: Mastitis and Milk Quality
- Dr Nick Bell, Royal Veterinary College: Foot Trimming Discussion Group
- Professor Bill Weiss from Ohio State University: Nutrition