Would your farm business pass a Fair Work inspection or audit today?
In the 2015-16 QDAS results, feed costs accounted for 54% of farm operating costs in Queensland. Feeding diets to maximise profits is a critical component of farm management.
Ross Warren, Senior Extension Officer, DAF and Dr Susanne Roth, Account Manager Dairy, Alltech Australia will facilitate a one-day workshop focusing on the basics of dairy cow nutrition. The workshop will include both theory and practical sessions and cover the fundamentals of feeding a dairy herd;
- What is a rumen and how does it function?
- Feeding rumen bugs and feeding the cow.
- Understanding what different nutrients are found in feeds.
- Ration fundamentals
- Dung analysis and what it tells you about the cows diet
- Cow Signals
This workshop is a great introduction to dairy cow nutrition science and practices. It is also a great refresher for honing your nutrition skills.
Please bring along samples of current feeds or the dairy ration and manure samples too.
DATE: Tues, 14 March, 2017
WHERE: Nanango RSL, 24 Henry St, Nanango QLD 4615
RSVP: Belinda Haddow Belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au or phone 0423 003 638