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Heifer Rearing – Weaning to First Service

c6Trainees will be able to set targets and manage heifers to minimise problems for the calving heifer, maximise calf survival and heifer lifetime productivity.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the optimum age and condition of heifers at calving
  • Explain the problems of over or under condition in these animals
  • Discuss the advantages of an integrated approach to heifer pre-calving management
  • Understand the pros and cons of AI, Synchronisation and Natural Service
  • Set targets for heifer calving: age, weight, height

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