For the Future of Farming
Youngstock Roadshow

Improve future dairy herd performance through better calf and heifer rearing

A tour of specialist calf and heifer rearing meetings this March will provide dairy farmers throughout England and Wales with expert advice on how to improve youngstock performance.

The series of #FitForTheFuture youngstock meetings is part of a nationwide roadshow being delivered this March by ForFarmers, with the aim of providing expert guidance to dairy farmers looking to improve youngstock management.

With heifer rearing accounting for the second largest expenditure on dairy farms after feed costs, improving calf and heifer rearing can have a significant, positive impact on improving a dairy enterprise’s profitability.

The series of meetings will take place in eight separate locations, starting on March 5th in Carlisle, before visiting Ripon and Warrington on the 6th, Shrewsbury and Carmarthanshire in Wales on the 7th, Bridgwater and Shaftesbury on the 8th and finally concluding in Bodmin on March 8th.

Meet the speakers:

Steven Morrison, AFBINI: ‘Heifer growth performance’

Achieving target age at first calving through nutrient and monitoring.

Jamie Robertson, Aberdeen University: ‘Calf comfort’

The importance of housing and environment for calf health.

Peter Van’t Veld, Denkavit Vet: ‘Feeding the young calf’

Looking at the importance of colostrum and milk feeding on calf performance.


To register your attendance please complete the form below by Friday 23rd February.