Transition cow management, winter rationing and grass trial: Flintshire

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Thu, 12 December 2019

10:45 AM - 2:30 PM

Plas Hafod, Gwernymynydd, Mold, Flintshire


Explore transition cow management, winter rationing and the results of Rhual Dairy Farm’s IBERS under sowing maize trial

Meet at: Plas Hafod, Gwernymynydd, Mold, CH7 5JS

Followed by a visit to Rhual Dairy

Join us for Rhual Dairy’s second Strategic Dairy Farm meeting hosted at Plas Hafod Hotel. At this meeting we will discuss transition cow management, winter rationing and the results of the recent IBERS under sowing maize trial.

Anna and John will be joined by Phil Clarke (P & L Consulting), Dr Mo Kemp MRCVS (Wern Vets) and Huw Powell (IBERS PROSOILplus Project) who will provide an overview of their progress and learning.

In the meeting we will discuss:

  • The impact of the new transition shed on herd health and performance
  • The importance of the dry period
  • How to carefully manage transition cows
  • How to spot tell-tale signs of problems in transition
  • The components of good winter rationing
  • The IBERS under sowing maize trial results


Who should attend?

Anyone keen to learn how to improve their transition management, the benefits of investing in a transition shed, key components of winter rationing or those following Anna and John’s Strategic Farm journey

(Detailed directions at end of Invite)

To book your FREE place, contact the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771216 or

For more information regarding the event please call Richard Davies, AHDB on 07966 237841.


About the Speakers

Dr Mo Kemp – After qualifying from University of Glasgow Veterinary school, Mo has worked in private practice in Devon, Scotland and North Wales since 2004. Mo has also spent time at Glasgow and Liverpool Veterinary schools where she conducted further research into Bovine mastitis and gained her PhD.

Phil Clarke – Phil started his career as a consultant with Genus and Promar,  before becoming a Director of P&L AgriConsulting Ltd which he co-founded in 2004. Phil specialises in planning whole farm production, dairy nutrition and fertility / transition management.

IBERS PROSOILplus Maize Trial (Huw Powell) – the PROSOILplus project is working with John and Anna to develop a technique for sowing grass into maize early during the growth of the crop. It is anticipated that this could help protect the light soils at Rhual and contribute valuable grazing after maize harvest or early into the following Spring


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

T 07966 237841