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Dugdale Nutrition Roadshow - Dugdale Nutrition Mill
Dugdale Nutrition Roadshow - Dugdale Nutrition Mill

Tue, 07 Nov


Dugdale Nutrition, Clitheroe

Dugdale Nutrition Roadshow - Dugdale Nutrition Mill

We are excited to host another Dugdale Nutrition Roadshow again this year, and welcome anyone who is interested to come to our Roadshow. This year’s Dugdale Nutrition Roadshow will take place over 3 days, in 3 different locations on the 7th, 8th and 9th of November 2023!

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Time & Location

07 Nov 2023, 10:00 – 15:00

Dugdale Nutrition, Clitheroe, Bellman Mill, Salthill, Clitheroe BB7 1QW, UK

About the Event

The Dugdale Nutrition Roadshow will be held on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November. This event is for the first day, 7th Novemeber and it will be held at Dugdale Nutrition, Bellman Mill, Clitheroe. 

We will have a speakers at the event, these speakers are:

Jonathan Huxtable

Jonathan earned a First class BSc. (Hons) degree from the University of West of England before beginning his professional career as a dairy nutritionist in the South West of England. During this time he completed the industry Diploma in Ruminant Nutrition from Harper Adams University.

In 2013 Huxtable joined Zinpro as the Ruminant Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland and now oversees the entire ruminant business and recently was given the responsibility for growing ruminant business in Finland. He was recently awarded a M.Sc. in Ruminant Nutrition from Harper Adams University when he graduated in 2017. His expertise includes lameness and preventative strategies and has a keen interest in dairy mineral nutrition.

Every cow has the potential to be a great cow. It is the unfortunate events that occur during her life which will determine how much of her genetic potential she will express. The top 15% of cows give excess of 12,500kg, whilst the bottom 15% give less than 8,100kg. The impact of stress, trauma and disease will chip away at the genetic potential and eventually lead a potential great cow to become a below average cow. These cows are the ones that cause the most headaches and yield the least amount of profitability. By addressing management, environment, and nutrition we can stop Bad Things from Happening to Good Cows and give every cow the opportunity to be a great cow!

Thomas Baines-Sizeland

I am the Ruminant Technical Sales Specialist for Great Britain, responsible for supporting customers’ sales and technical teams on all aspects of technical ruminant nutrition and health relating to Phileo products, coordinating field research and providing support to feed mills, pre-mixers and farmers in England, Scotland and Wales. I have a BSc (hons) from Harper Adams, an MSc from the Royal Veterinary College and am a CowSignals Master Trainer. Prior to Phileo, I managed the livestock department of The AF Group (Anglia Farmers ), supporting more than 3,500 shareholder farmers from across the UK.

In my presentation, titled ‘Sustainability in dairy, beef and sheep production’, I will cover:

· The link between feed efficiency and sustainability

· The economics of feed efficiency

· What influences feed efficiency – A discussion on rumen function and the microbiome

· Promoting a high level of rumen function

· Optimising rumen function with Actisaf

Stephen Lavery

“My name is Stephen Lavery, and I am business manager for Trident MicroNutri in Northern Ireland and Scotland. I have 20 years experience of working in the dairy and beef industry of the UK & Ireland, including the fields of nutrition, forages, genetics & fertility, cow signals, mastitis and rumen health. My presentation will be based on an holistic approach to transition management of high yielding dairy cows. We will discuss the impact of many factors that determine successful transition including BCS, nutrition, cow signals and the role of choline as an essential nutrient in this critical period of transition to milking. When not at work, I farm at home, finishing beef cattle on the family farm in Co Down.”

Laura Law

Laura Law is Technical Species Expert for Ruminants with dsm-firmenich. dsm-firmenich help to deliver healthy animal proteins efficiently and sustainably, with solutions that boost animal health and performance.

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Over 30 years experience in the ruminant sector, having qualified with a B.Sc (Honours) Animal Science & Nutrition degree from Aberdeen University. Having worked in both technical and commercial roles within the compound feed industry, currently Ruminant Technical Sales Manager with Cargill as part of the UK Ruminant Commercial Team supplying minerals, calf milk powders and speciality additives to Dugdale Nutrition.

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