The technical services group recently completed a two day training seminar topped off with talks from Ian Sawyer and Dave Huggins of Feedworks followed by Hugh Archibald from Phibro.

Ian and Dave illustrated how to identify Milk Fat Depression, possible reasons for its occurence, likely times of year the stock will experience a drop-off, the rumen’s capacity for nutrient absorption and how to minimise it through feeding strategies.

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Dave from Feedworks discussing Milk Fat Depression






 

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They’re a happy team at Feedworks. Pic; Ian & Dave.

Brian Keeton, manager of John Jones dairy farm and Hoof Trimmer extraordinnaire was kind enough to donate his time and facilities for Hugh Archibald of Phibro to deliver a detailed and fascinating talk on identifying and remedying lameness in cattle. Hugh was a power of information who certainly has a passion for animal health.

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Hugh makes an impassioned plea for Brian, Dom and Dan to understand lame foot.

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Dom and Brian taking in the talk.

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Hugh explaining hoof structure.

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Chloe and Natasha watch on.

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The Mr Squiggle session was a favourite.

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Dan; intense.

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Pointing out farming structures to minimise lameness.

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