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December 2018

Euthanasia of Livestock – FNQ – Malanda

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
James Cook University seminar room adjacent to Tableland Veterinary Services, 159 Malanda-Atherton Road
Malanda, Queensland 4885 Australia
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The Dairy Australia ‘Euthanasia of Livestock’ short course is designed for dairy farmers, saleyard operators and other livestock handlers to help them deal with destruction of sick, injured and unsaleable cattle in a professional and humane manner. It has been delivered for a couple of years nationally and has been well received by farmers. Participant feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. 100% of participants surveyed found the program useful with around 93% being able to implement what they learnt immediately after…

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February 2019

Feeding Pastures for Profit – NSW Mid North Coast – Bellingen

February 12 @ 10:00 am - February 13 @ 2:30 pm
Uniting Church Hall, Hyde St
Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia
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The Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP) program develops dairy farmer skills and decision making in growing and optimising pasture consumption. Program Overview Learn efficient ways to improve pasture utilisation through the practical coaching from Victorian dairy farm consultant Phil Shannan and agronomist, Josh Hack. Josh has been involved in FPFP across NSW as feedbase extension for Dairy NSW during which time he has built up a sound knowledge of the program. Since then, Josh has been working with farmers and…

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SDP Rearing Healthy Calves workshop – DD – Crows Nest – 13 February 2019

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Burgess Faily’s farm, 305 Upper Pinelands RD
Crows Nest, Qld 4355 Australia
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xperienced rural Vet, Justin Schooth will be facilitating a healthy calves farm walk hosted by The Burgess family on their farm at Pinelands on Wednesday, 13th February 2019. The day will cover all you need to know about rearing strong, healthy calves. Discussion will focus on issues relevant to the topic on the day but can include topics such as pre-calving care, calf housing, identification and traceability, nutrition, disease prevention, health management and weaning management. A revised edition of the…

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SDP Southern Downs Dairy Discussion Group – Rearing Healthy Calves workshop – Goomburra – 14 February 2019

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Bradfield family farm, 983 Inverramsay Rd
Goomburra, Qld 4362 Australia
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xperienced rural Vet, Justin Schooth will be facilitating a healthy calves farm walk hosted by John Bradfield on the family farm at Goomburra on Thursday, 14th February 2019. The day will cover all you need to know about rearing strong, healthy calves. Discussion will focus on issues relevant to the topic on the day but can include topics such as pre-calving care, calf housing, identification and traceability, nutrition, disease prevention, health management and weaning management. A revised edition of the…

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Activity Meters for Heat Detection and Health Monitoring Discussion

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
David & Tonia Daley’s farm, 26 Theresa Creek Road
Millaa Millaa, Queensland 4886 Australia
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Come along and hear about the findings from our Far North Queensland Regional Group’s Automated Heat Detection project. The project involved an independent evaluation of the benefits and changes in reproductive performance in a dairy herd following installation of a SCR Heatime HR System. Dr Bill Tranter will facilitate the discussion and will cover the following topics: • How activity meters work in practice to assist with heat detection and identifying sick cows • Changes in herd reproductive performance achieved…

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