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Farm systems and driving revenue – Pip Gale

Pip starts the session by outlining some key factors that we need to reach broad agreement about with regard to dairy productivity and profitability. “Can we agree that”…. 1) The three bottom lines of animal welfare, environmental and economic sustainability are created by the management of biological production systems. 2) Cutting all costs contravenes point

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Transition Feeding – Sue Macky

Sue Macky discussed the challenges she has come across and highlights areas to focus on during transition feeding in an interactive session. She bounces from nutritional aspects to animal behaviour and cow comfort, to the animal health challenges. Sharing the key components, she looks at and emphasises the importance of going back to basics and

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Transition cow diets and phosphorus – Pip Gale

Pip scene set this presentation by proposing that we are hit with “data overload/decision paralysis” around what to do with options facing us regarding transition cow management programmes. “Winning” with regard to good outcomes from excellent transition management means limiting the of incidence of metabolic disease to <1%, supporting optimum DMI through understanding the “HOT”

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The Dairy NZ lameness calculator – Katie Saunders

Katie Saunders, previously worked with Dairy NZ, shared an overview of how the lameness calculator functions. The cost of lameness is beyond the inital drop in milk production. Katie shares how lameness the short term pain relief NZARN members a copy of the presentation is available below if you are logged in. Non-members looking for

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Animal Welfare and Nutrition – serving up the fifth domain. Mandi McLeod

Mandi McLeod is an international consultant on animal welfare in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Mandi holds international certification from the Professional Animal Audit Certification Organisation (PAACO), and is a Cow Signals® Master, and is trained in animal sentience for expert witness testimony. Mandi has been involved with the expert review panel for

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