Would you like to update your knowledge with the latest insights regarding dairy heifer rearing? Recently, new insights regarding successful feeding and management of heifers in relation to their future productivity has been developed. Topics such as early rumen development, metabolic programming, health management, housing and feeding systems in relation to calves and heifers are covered in this course. The programme also includes practical demonstrations of calf-care system INNOCALF and heifer grazing.
Dairy heifer rearing stages
This course stresses 3 stages:
2. Pre-weaned calves
3. Rearing of dairy heifers
The course includes a variety of presentations and an excursion. There will be various opportunities for interaction between participants and with the experts.
The course is specially 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.
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 expert centre of Wageningen University & Research.
The course leader is Dr J. (Jan) Dijkstra, Wageningen University & Research.