It is imperative that within a system the end product is given as much attention as the animal system and operator, otherwise the whole dairy system is non-viable. The delegates must realise the number of factors that can effect quality and the measures that need to be taken counter act these.
Within the parlour there is a daily occurrence of problems that if not dealt with in the correct manner, can have catastrophic consequences. It is important that delegates have a thorough knowledge of these problems and the correct procedures on how to deal with them.
The RABDF College Lecturers' Day is specifically designed to bring college lecturers up to speed with current topical issues in the dairy sector. It is hoped that not only the lecturers will benefit from attending, but also the future generation of dairy farmers they teach.
The driving force behind the course is the commercial availability of the one-step-thaw bovine embryos. These can be put into cows relatively quickly without the need for expensive specialist equipment. This offers a real opportunity for practicing cattle vets to become involved in embryo transfer without having to sacrifice everyday routine work ...