Nukamels European Calf Roadshow
Nukamels European Calf Roadshow to emphasize the importance of fat calf growing for future performance.
More than 350 participants visited the roadshow, which was held between the 12th and 16th of June at 5 European locations, including the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Czech Republic. Top scientists were invited to explain the audience the possibilities behind the improved calf growth for future milking yields and better health status on examples of latest research results. The tour was organized by Europe’s innovative calf milk replacer and dairy specialist company Nukamel.
‘In the last decades, our agriculture did not focus on the possibilities in the genetical potential of the young rearing calves, which means less performance in later stage.’ Explained the well-known research professor Dr. Álex Bach (IRTA, Spain) during his presentation with the title: ‘Nourishing and management young calves to optimize future milk production’. Dr. Bach is an ICREA Research Professor at the Department of Ruminant Production of IRTA, which is a research institute from Spain devoted to study ruminant production systems. Part of his research focuses in optimizing the growth curve of dairy replacement heifers as well as their management and housing systems. He has written more than 15 books, received several awards in recognition to his research activities, has spoken at more than 100 international congresses, is author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and more than 90 extension articles.
‘Insufficient calf growth in the first 2 month of life cannot be compensated in later stage’ was emphasized by Dr. Robert B.Corbett, the famous dairy health consultant from the US. Dr. Corbetts presentation with the title:’ ‘Nutritional, environmental and management factors that influence the health, growth rate and productivity of the young dairy calf’ was focusing on the nutritional needs of young calves, what influences these needs and how could these needs be fulfilled. Dr. Corbett is actively consulting on dairy farms and heifer raising farms in North America, Central- and South America, Australia, China and Europe and holds position at several national dairy boards and committees in the USA. Besides, he is worldwide acknowledged as a specialist in young calf rearing. Over the years, he has presented on more than 300 seminars lectures and published over 160 articles in various dairy magazines.