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Heat Stress expert – Geoff Dahl visit – Sth East Qld
October 15, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
Subtropical Dairy, the Young Dairy Network and Dairy Australia invite farmers to join us for a discussion about managing heat stress by international expert Dr Geoff Dahl. Geoff is the Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. He conducts applied and basic research with direct impact on animal production and health. Specifically, his work focuses on understanding the physiological impact of management interventions, notably photoperiod and heat stress reduction, at various stages of the lactation cycle, in an attempt to use that knowledge to optimize cow health and performance. Geoff enjoys being on farm speaking with farmers about practical ways to reduce heat stress. This is not about building expensive infrastructure. Some of the new research Geoff will discuss includes: • Heat stress management of dry cows which increases milk production & incalf rates • Dry cow management impacts on calves growth & development rates The day will include a short presentation from Geoff, followed by a Q&A session, giving you a chance to ask any questions you might have. RSVP to Alicia Richters – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0427 916 650