Calf rearing workshop on offer

The recent drought has been stressful for everyone and it’s a good idea to try to minimise ongoing stresses as the calving season approaches, says Anexa Animal Health veterinarian Katie Denholm.

All calf rearers are invited to attend a specialist workshop to be held in the Gordonton Hall next month.

The workshop aims to provide comprehensive information on how to rear healthy, well-grown calves.

“Replacement stock have become increasingly valuable over the past few years, and it is well known that calves which get off to a good start are more likely to become healthy productive cows.

“If you are in the business of calf rearing, or know someone who is, spread the word. Like our other training seminars, we will maintain a particular focus on the practical aspects of the job,” she says.

Katie, who is based in the Rototuna clinic, has a Masters in Epidemiology (disease spread and herd health) and her research project centred on calf diarrhoea. She has a wealth of information to share on all aspects of calf rearing.

“We want calf rearers to understand how to prevent disease in their calves. The old adage of ‘prevention is better than cure’ is never more true than when dealing with your highest value replacement stock.”

Thursday May 16
11am – 1.30pm

Where: Gordonton Hall

Cost: $95 Anexa clients, $150 non-clients.

Includes lunch and handouts.

RSVP: Friday May 10 to Tania Flashman,

ph 07 889 5159 or email or your local Anexa clinic.

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