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Course Successful Dairy Heifer Rearing

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.

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Date

Tue 24 November 2020 until Wed 25 November 2020

Duration 2 days
Venue Dairy Campus Leeuwarden

Registration deadline: 26 October 2020
Register directly or download the flyer.

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.

This course is accredited for 12 PE-Veterinair points.

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. Policy-makers or employees from governments are also welcome to join the course.

Programme and topics

This course stresses three stages:
1. Pre-birth
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.

Course leader

The course leader is Dr J. (Jan) Dijkstra, Wageningen University, Animal Nutrition.

More information & registration

You can register for the course Successful Dairy Heifer Rearing or download the flyer. Questions? Contact the programme manager Geurt Heimensen.