Would you like to learn more about the components of successful heifer development? This February we will be joined by Rick Funston, Professor of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska , for a webinar to discuss heifer development.
Gilt Watch® demonstrated there are many solutions to improving overall gilt and sow retention but only when embedded across processes to produce marginal gains. What is needed is a how-to guide for getting from variation to standardisation.
Gilt Watch® mentors have shown that controlling some of the processes around gilt selection, farrowing groups and nutrition by parity, substantial reductions in variation and performance can be achieved.
This publication gives an overview of dairy beef systems to consider, with their advantages and disadvantages, along with helpful hints on potential health issues and guidance on preparing and selecting animals for slaughter.