Excellence in youngstock welfare

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Exceptional animal welfare standards are one of the trademarks of British agriculture and of increasing interest to consumers and milk buyers.

Internationally renowned Dr. James Reynolds will be speak at a series of meetings about the latest welfare science as well as sharing his thoughts and experience about farming practices.

The meetings will focus on how welfare can be optimised in the following areas:

  • Grouping and housing options for calves
  • Optimal nutritional strategies for calves
  • Effective pain management during routine procedures with youngstock
  • Successful transitioning your heifers in the milking herd 

Dates and venues are (click for more details):

7 June - West Sussex

11 June - Wiltshire

13 June - Cheshire

14 June - Leicestershire

17 June - Lanarkshire

Dr. James Reynolds is professor of Large Animal Medicine and Welfare at Western University of Veterinary Medicine, Pomona, California, USA. He is globally known in the dairy industry and academia for his work on farm animal welfare, calf management, mastitis control and sustainable agriculture.

He will be giving a key note presentation at this year’s RABDF winners open day at Metcalfe Farm’s on 18th June 19 (www.rabdf.co.uk/gold-cup-open-day) and at the Total Dairy Conference on 19th & 20th June 19 (www.totaldairy.com)