Out wintering cows on fodder beet to improve suckler herd profitability

Past Event - booking closed

Thursday, 16 January 2020

10:30am - 1:30pm

Stonehouse Farm, New Road, Brettenham, Thetford, Norfolk

IP24 2RS

Join us for this timely event which focuses on key components of suckler cow systems and provides a great insight into how to optimise profitability through driving efficiency. The meeting will begin at the site of the herd’s out wintering system before moving on to the farm site for further talks on the importance of colostrum in early life, followed by a presentation on data collection and its analysis. This is a joint open day organised by AHDB, Stabiliser Cattle Company, Field Options and Chapelfield Vets.



10:00   Arrival at the field – introductions and a look at the Stabiliser herd

10:30   Making suckler cow systems profitable: Seth Wareing (Stabiliser Cattle Company)

10.45   Growing and grazing management for ‘grazed’ beef: Field Options

11.15   Drive to Stonehouse Farm NR16 2SD – refreshments

11.45   Walk around straw coral system, handling system and Stabiliser breeding animals

12.15   Prevalence and risk factors associated with failure of colostrum intake in spring-born beef suckler calves: Nerys Wright (AHDB Beef & Lamb)

12.30   On-Farm Data - avoiding paralysis by analysis: Steve Trickey (Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership)

12:45   Discussion with the speakers followed by Q&A

13:00   Lunch          


Please note: timings are weather dependant and subject to change on the day. Please bring warm, waterproof clothing with clean, disinfectable footwear.


To book your free place, book online, email KE.events@ahdb.org.uk or call 01904 771218. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements. Attendees must be over 16 years of age.




If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.

E ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

T 01904 771218