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Heifers attract a crowd

A RECENT Young Dairy Development Program event in Meeniyan attracted plenty of interest.
The heifer night, which explored the best way to rear heifers to increase productivity and profitability, saw more than 40 young dairy farmers enjoying a relaxed dinner and discussion.
Guest speaker Bridget Kase from Southern Stockfeeds discussed the pros and cons of on-farm heifer rearing while Dr Jamie McNeil from Korumburra Veterinary Clinic added his expert opinions on rearing healthy heifers.
YDDP Gippsland co-ordinator Penny Cooper said the strong turn out at the Meeniyan Hotel was an indication young farmers in the region were wanting to improve their animal husbandry knowledge.
“It wasn’t just the number of people here that was impressive, it was the quality of the discussion,” Penny said.
“It really showed if farmers are offered the chance to improve their skills and knowledge, they will grab it with both hands.
“There’s a thirst for farming information out here which YDDP, with the help of dairy service levy funds from GippsDairy, is happy to try and satisfy.”
Anyone interested in joining YDDP should contact Penny on yddpgipps@gippsdairy.com.au or call her on 0428 889 337.

Sharing knowledge: guest speaker Dr Jamie McNeil from Korumburra Veterinary Clinic, with Young Dairy Development Program Gippsland co-ordinator Penny Cooper and YDDP South Gippsland committee member Luke Cockman at the Meeniyan Heifer night.

Sharing knowledge: guest speaker Dr Jamie McNeil from Korumburra Veterinary Clinic, with Young Dairy Development Program Gippsland co-ordinator Penny Cooper and YDDP South Gippsland committee member Luke Cockman at the Meeniyan Heifer night.

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