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    Posted 18 November 2002

    A FREE SEMINAR for farmers that will focus on the efficient use of feed on dairy farms will take place at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, this week.

    The seminar, titled "Feeding for Profit", is sponsored by the Milk Development Council (MDC) and takes place at 10:30am on Wednesday, November 20, 2002.

    Feed represents one of the largest single costs on dairy farms and its efficient use is critical to ensure the profitability of the business. This seminar will focus on the latest developments in rationing and highlight areas where further improvements need to be made.

    Amongst the speakers will be Professor David Beever, Director of CEDAR at Reading University, who will look at managing the high yielding Holstein for profitable milk production and longevity. He will also consider the reproductive performance of high merit cows and discuss ways of improving fertility.

    Dr Jonathan Blake, Technical Secretary for the Feed into Milk rationing system, will explain how the system can be used to improve the nutrition of your cows and this will be followed by a short session on the use of MDC CD-ROM software.

    Entry to the seminar is free of charge and all are welcome. For catering purposes, please contact Harper Adams University College on 01 952 815 221 and inform them of the number of people coming in your party.


    NB: Members of the press are also welcome at what promises to be an interesting and informative event. Please register in advance.

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