Recently we had an Inspire event concentrating on the second year of life in heifers – ‘The forgotten year?’ We were very fortunate to have two world renowned experts Karl Burgi and Dr Arturo Gomez speaking at both the day and evening events.
Topics covered were environmental management techniques and the influence on heifer survival rates, as well as functional trimming in relation to preventing problems. Arturo also spoke on the role of minerals with Digital Dermatitis prevention programs. Thank you to Dave Rowe who provided the foot trimming crushes, and who also ran a station during the day.
Also, many thanks to the Curtis family for giving up their time to host the Inspire event.