Calf Rearing Expo – Waikato

Tuesday 29 June –

Be confident this calving season with all you need to know about raising healthy calves.

This Expo will leave attendees with not only knowledge but tools and resources that they can action. Starting with you and how to be physically prepared for calf rearing through to knowing what the calves need. Attendees will receive a SealesWinslow workbook and a bag of Calf Max 20% Muesli.

Who should come to this event: All farmers that have an invested interest in raising healthy calves.

Topics that will be covered at the expo include:

  • Physical daily exercises to strengthen your core
    • Ensure that you go into the season strong and know how-to pick-up calves without injuring yourself. How to help sustain energy levels throughout the season incorporating health, safety and wellbeing tools and tips.
  • Family Meal Preparation
    • Meal prep recipes and demonstration.
  • Information will be provided about Staff Rosters
  • Animal Tagging and Traceability
    • The importance of full-time traceability. The importance for disease and NZ market.
  • Calf Housing and Pen Design
    • Demonstrate a setup of a calf shed. Including the importance of ventilation and bedding.
  • Getting to Grips with Colostrum
    • How colostrum helps to minimize the risk of neonatal disease
    • Why colostrum management is important (changes in quality over time, effect of microbial contamination; assessing quality; options for improving quality)
  • Feeding calves for lifetime productivity: How improving neonatal calf nutrition can improve profitability
    • The impact of early life nutrition on lifetime productivity,
    • Understanding your options: milk or milk replacer; skim milk powder or whey?
  • Feeding and Meal
    • Calf energy and protein requirements, and how to transition from milk to meal and meal to grass.
  • Achieving liveweight gains for heifers
    • Calculation of food to achieve liveweight targets, key target times and measuring options

Brought to you by SealesWinslow and AgriVantage with support from: Fonterra, PaySauce and OSPRI/NAIT, LIC and Milk Bar.

Proud supporters of Dairy Tomorrow. This Expo helps to:
– be world leading in on-farm animal care
– build great workplaces for New Zealand’s most talented workforce


Event Timings

  • 9.30am Registration
  • 10.00am Start
  • 2.30pm Finish


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  • Calf Rearing Expo - Waikato
     June 29, 2021
     9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Venue:  Claudelands Event Centre


Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace, Claudelands, Hamilton, Waikato, 3214, New Zealand


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  • June 29, 2021 9:30
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  • Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace
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