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Watch the InCalf Webinar 6.

InCalf Webinar 6 - Phasing out calving induction - lessons from New Zealand

7:00 - 8:00PM - Wednesday 6th July 2016

This webinar shared learnings from the New Zealand dairy industry during their phase out of calving induction and explore the alternatives to calving induction.

Topics covered:

  • Economic impact of phasing out calving induction in NZ
  • Practical strategies to improve herd fertility and minimise the impact of phasing out inductions
  • Observations of NZ farmer adaptation to the phase out of induction

Our experts:

Dr Richard Shephard

Richard is a veterinary consultant based in Maffra Victoria, with extensive experience in herd reproductive management, farm business economics and data analysis. He has lead Dairy Australia's InCalf project since 2014. 

Dr David Hawkins

David graduated in veterinary science from Massey University in 1992. After several years in mixed practice in New Zealand and abroad he started with Franklin Vets in 1997 and became a director of the company in 2003. David has broad experience in clinical trial work and farm consultancy. David contributes regularly to various farming publications on animal health issues in New Zealand.


Watch the video recording of this live webinar.

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