Calne Dairy Discussion Group – 2016-2017 season programme

fcg-logo27th September

David Barrett, Langford Veterinary School, Bristol University on reducing antibiotic use

Venue – Calne Rugby Club

Time – 7.30pm

11th October

TMR Roadshow AHDB open meeting

Venue – Wootton Bassett Rugby Club

1st/2nd November

Proposed overnight trip to Harper Adams and Bill Higgins – former Gold Cup winner – to see research at Harper and herd visit

22nd November

Benchmarking speed dating meeting – aim to have a different approach whereby two members of the group get to look at another member’s data and come up with 2-4 good points and bad points and then have a debate on each set of data. This will need to be worked in conjunction with Old Mill/FCG preparing the data in the usual format

Venue – Calne Rugby Club

Time – 7.30pm

13th December

Christmas dinner – talk by HSBC on dairy farming, Brexit and beyond Euryn Jones – Head of HSBC Agriculture

Venue – Calne Rugby Club

Time – 7.30pm

10th January

Cow signals and stockmanship with David Ball AHDB

Venue – Mile Elm Farm

7th February

James Breen, QMMS, majoring on fertility benchmark

Time – 7.30pm

14th March

Farm project

Venue – to be confirmed

Time – daytime meeting

11th April

Benchmark veterinary costs – Max Sealy and Wesley Habershon

Venue – Calne Rugby Club

Time – 7.30pm

2nd May

Grazing roadshow, majoring on grass utilization options, including zero grazing, paddock grazing, emphasis on achieving milk from relatively high yielding cows. To include joint use of plate meter etc.

Venue – Whitelands Farm

Silage Competition to be organized and run by FCG – Sponsored by Wynnstay

With our thanks to our sponsors for their continued support

Old Mill Accountants, Nutrimin, Neil Moorhen Dairy Services, Biotal

Secretary, Max Sealy: 01249 750151 Calne Dairy Discussion Group


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