at Harper Adams University on 27th July 2022

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at Harper Adams University on 27th July 2022

The first National Youngstock Conference is set to provide an exciting day of seminars and discussion on a range of topics that are key to successful calf rearing. 


Q: What are the aims of the conference?


A. Calf rearing is an essential part of many livestock enterprises but there has been no regular industry event that focuses on this important area of herd management. The organisers of the 2022 National Youngstock Conference (NYC) were keen to create an event that provided attendees with up-to-date, practical advice on all aspects of youngstock rearing. Having an entire day focused solely on youngstock will allow speakers to offer more detailed seminars and presentations on important topics, which provide delegates with actionable information to help them make beneficial changes on their units.


Q: Who is the conference for?


A. Anyone who rears calves or youngstock, both dairy heifer replacements or beef calves. The programme has been designed to ensure that, whatever calves are being reared on whatever system, there will be something of interest for delegates. Presentations and discussions will be of interest to rearers with all levels of experience, whether they’re new to calf rearing or want to brush up on the essentials of feeding and disease management, or if they’re looking for updates on where the industry is going and what new technology is available. There will be sessions to cater for everyone.


Q: What topics will be covered?


A. The conference’s programme of presentations and seminars will examine all aspects of calf rearing – from genomics and breeding, colostrum and calf management during the first few weeks of life, through to weaning and nutrition during the growing phase. The conference will also look at some of the key disease challenges seen on farm – including pneumonia, coccidiosis and cryptosporidiosis – and will focus on the key prevention and treatment tools and protocols, including fluid therapy, biosecurity, and hygiene. Presentations will also offer practical solutions to address key industry challenges, such as sustainability and the responsible use of medicines, while also promoting best practice and the highest standards of animal welfare.


Q: How will the day be structured?


A. A full day of presentations and seminars from experienced industry experts is on offer and, in order to deliver an in-depth programme, there will be two sessions running simultaneously at certain times. This will allow delegates to pick the sessions that are most relevant and really interest them. If there are two sessions running at the same time that are both of interest, all presentations and seminars will be recorded and delegates will be able to access these after the event. The day’s programme has been designed to ensure there’s plenty of time for question-and-answer sessions, as well as opportunities to talk to speakers and other delegates, ensuring everyone can take what they need from the conference.


Q: Where I can I find more information about the conference?


A. As the NYC’s media partner, CowManagement magazine will publish updates in each issue running up to July’s conference.