Is autumn block calving for me? Cornwall

Past Event - booking closed

4 March 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Plume of Feathers, Chapel Terrace, Mitchell, Newquay, Cornwall

TR8 5AX


If you’re considering a move to autumn block calving, join us for this meeting to hear why block calving herds have potential cost savings of 1-4ppl over all year round systems.

We’ll explore why it’s important to review your business to understand whether your current production system is right for you. A panel of established autumn calving farmers will share their experience running both low input and high input herds.

The meeting will cover:

  • Business impacts – yield, seasonality, cash flow, contracts
  • Infrastructure & physical limitations – grazing, feed systems, housing, handling & parlour
  • People – managing peaks and troughs in labour demand and at busy times
  • Herd management – breeding, fertility, productivity and young stock
  • Targets for physical and financial performance

Who should attend? Anyone interested in autumn block calving systems.                                

To find out more please contact Kate Harris on 07929 203703 or to book a place please call 01904 771216 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.  

 

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