We bet you will learn something from this trip to see how Rob and Sharon Klaus do it. We will find out how the Klaus’s successfully rear 500 calves in the spring and 300 in autumn, view their facility, hear about their system, and how they troubleshoot any issues.
Best start for calves
Emma Cuttance, VetEnt, will talk about calf health and welfare research findings, and how to achieve better outcomes for your calves. She will cover the importance of “gold” colostrum and how to ensure your newborn calves get enough good quality colostrum.
Calf tube feeding – tips and tricks
Ursula Haywood, innovator and owner of Antahi, will take us through a practical session on newborn calf tube feeding and how you can get the best results, with the least stress for the calf and you, whilst ensuring your calves stay injury-free during the process.
Managing transition cows – facts and fiction
Jane Kay, DairyNZ, is going to share information about the areas you should focus on when managing your transition cows this spring. What happens over the transition period, what feed and mineral supplementation should you be providing, and how can you identify and manage at-risk cows?
Free event, all welcome
Morning tea: 10.15 am
Main program: 10.30 am – 1 pm (followed by lunch)