- Webinar recorded on Wed 6th September, 2017
- 0 hours 55 mins
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This webinar is aimed at those with relatively little experience of working with beef suckler farms who want to feel comfortable with the basics of reproductive herd management. The focus will be on the common management problems which limit reproductive performance in the suckler herd. The webinar will conclude by discussing how newer technologies may impact on herd reproductive strategies.
Five learning objectives, At the end of the webinar viewers should be able to:
- Describe the key physiological differences between beef suckler and dairy cows.
- List some key performance indicators for beef cattle reproduction.
- List the main factors limiting beef cattle reproductive performance.
- Understand how the main factors limiting reproductive performance in the suckler herd can be corrected
- Discuss strategies for reproductive management.
Adam qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2001 and entered large animal practice on the border between North Wales and Cheshire. After five happy years in practice he moved to Norway and undertook a residency in ruminant reproduction and herd health at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences where he still works dividing his time between clinics, teaching and research. Adam holds the diploma of the European College of Animal Reproduction and a PhD in the field of bovine theriogenology. He is European Veterinary Specialist in the field of Animal Reproduction and is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a specialist in the fields of Veterinary Reproduction and Cattle Health and Production.