Without todays knowledge, no successful dairy heifer rearing. The importance of good feeding strategies starting in the beginning of life, metabolic programming, health management, early rumen development, housing and up to date young stock economics are covered in this course. These new insights regarding to successful feeding and management of calves and heifers are the foundation of a healthy sustainable production life. The programme also includes a practical demonstration of the calf rearing system at the Dairy Campus.
Why follow this course?
After completing the course, you are updated with the latest scientific insights regarding dairy heifer rearing. Furthermore, you are able to add new knowledge to your field of expertise and visited the Dutch Dairy Campus, the Dairy Campus is the expertise centre on dairy from Wageningen University & Research.
For whom is this course?
The course is specifically designed for professionals working in the (international) dairy industry, for instance in the profession of nutritionist, researcher, technical support manager, veterinarian or consultant, as well as policy-makers or employees from governments.
Programme and topics
This course stresses three stages:
2. Pre-weaned calves
3. Rearing of dairy heifers
The course includes a variety of presentations and two excursions over two consecutive days. There will be various opportunities for interaction between participants and the experts.
The course leader is Dr J. (Jan) Dijkstra, Wageningen University, Animal Nutrition.