Webinar: Pelvic scoring in suckler heifers
Part of the AHDB Maternal Matters campaign looks at how to improve productivity and profitability in the suckler herd through the use of maternal traits. Difficult calvings have a huge impact on the performance of a suckler herd and have a detrimental effect on calf performance and cow fertility. Selecting bulls which have easy calving EBVs is one way to avoid them, however, getting your vet to pelvic measure and score bulling heifers is another way to remove heifers that won’t calve easily, leaving the most profitable animals to breed from. On this webinar we will be joined by Dr Jenny Hull from Black Sheep Animal Health, Dedicated Farm Vets who will explain how the pelvic scoring is done and the benefits it can have when it comes to calving.
During this webinar, we will cover;
- What pelvic measuring is
- How it is performed
- The benefits of doing it
- Other checks done at the same time to make sure your heifers are fit to breed from
This webinar forms part of the AHDB Maternal Matters campaign, helping suckler producers breed heifer replacements which are efficient, profitable and fit for the future.
Please register online or by contacting the events team via email KE.Events@ahdb.org.uk or call 01904 771218. If you can’t make the webinar, please still register and we will email the recording to you afterwards to watch in your own time.
Dr Jenny Hull BVetMed CertAVP (Sheep) MRCVS
Jenny graduated from The Royal Vet College in 2007 and has worked in Northumberland since graduation. Her interests include BVD, and proactive flock and herd health planning and goat medicine. She is a member of the Sheep Veterinary Society, Goat Veterinary Society and a board member and director of the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA). She currently sits on the BVDFREE ENGLAND board, Red Tractor standards technical board, Animal Health and Welfare Pathway working group, is involved in government liaison work from a low-risk TB area and part of the ‘Antibiotics Targets Taskforce’.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.
T 01904 771218