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October 2017

Far North Coast YDN Heifer Rearing Discussion andFarm Walk

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Brooklyn Dairy, 2019 Summerland Way
The Risk, NSW 2474 Australia
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The Far North Coast YDN is hosting an on-farm discussion and farm walk focussing on HEIFER REARING with Dr. Carl Hockey. Heifers present a significant investment on dairy farms. At the point of calving, it is estimated that a heifer has cost the dairy farm owner between $1300 and $1500. Therefore for every 100 heifers raised on a farm, it has cost the enterprise $130,000 to $150,000. To receive a return on this significant investment, heifers must get in calf…

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SDP FNQ Introduction to Herd Nutrition workshop

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
JCU Centre, Next to Malanda Vet Clinic
Malanda, Qld Australia
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Dr Brad Granzin, Executive Officer of Subtropical Dairy will facilitate a one-day workshop focussing on the basics of dairy cow nutrition. The workshop will begin with a morning theory session covering the following topics: The major nutrients required for milk production and dairy cow maintenance An overview of the cow's digestive tract and how it absorbs and processes key nutrients What are some key things to focus on to achieve maximum performance from cows fed Setaria and other tropical pastures…

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SDP Darling Downs Low Stress Calving/Transition Cows Management farm walk

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Greg & Christine Clewleys farm, 366 Mt Darry Road
Kulpi, Qld 4352 Australia
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Overall, a fully integrated transition diet can provide relative net benefits of up to $200 plus per cow per year. he Low Stress Calving session is a 2 hour, on-farm, group discussion delivered by a Dairy Australia Repro Right accredited veterinarian, Dr Carl Hockey. The session focuses on how transition cow feed management can: Adapt fresh cows rumens to high energy feeds Avoid milk fever and other health problems around calving related to hypocalcaemia Maintaining high feed intakes post calving…

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Subtropical Dairy Annual Dinner

October 26 @ 6:30 pm
Malanda RSL Malanda, Queensland 4885 Australia + Google Map
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The Subtropical Dairy Annual Dinner will be held at the Malanda RSL on Thursday 26th October @ 6.30pm. Bill Tranter will be the guest speaker on the night. Come along and enjoy a night out and complimentary meal with your friends and colleagues in the industry.

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SDP Heifers on Target/Heifer Rearing Webinar

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Subtropical Dairy is hosting an on-online discussion focusing on HEIFER REARING with Dr. Carl Hockey. Heifers present a significant investment on dairy farms. At the point of calving, it is estimated that a heifer has cost the dairy farm owner between $1300 and $1500. Therefore for every 100 heifers raised on a farm, it has cost the enterprise $130,000 to $150,000. To receive a return on this significant investment, heifers must get in calf quickly, calve without difficulty, produce well…

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