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International Calf and Heifer Rearing Conference

The University of Nottingham and Provimi Limited are organising the UK’s first international calf and heifer rearing conference – a two-day event taking place on March 23-24.

“ The programme includes some of the World’s leading researchers, vets and scientists in calf and heifer rearing,” says Nottingham’s Dr Phil Garnsworthy. “As a result, we will hear and discuss some of the latest and most recent work covering the young animal’s growth, nutrition, health and welfare, and especially the factors affecting lifetime performance.”


More than half the speakers will come from abroad. From the USA there will be Mike van Amburgh (Cornell University), Jim Quigley (APC Inc), Jim Drackley (University of Illinois), Jud Heinrichs (Penn State University) and Mark Hill (Akey). From Europe there will be Karine Tanan (Provimi Research and Technology Centre, Belgium), Kris Sejrsen (Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences), Jean-Paul Guilloteau (INRA, France) and Jürg Blum (University of Berne, Switzerland).

Leading speakers from the UK include Roger Blowey (Wood Veterinary Group), Alistair Lawrence (SAC Edinburgh), Alistair Carson (ARINI Northern Ireland) and Bob Webb (University of Nottingham).

Aimed at researchers, technical advisers, progressive dairy farmers, vets and students, the two day conference costs £180 (students £80).

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