Agritech will host a Winter Animal Health Open Day on Wednesday, October 30th on the farm of Donal Sweeney, Ballygarvan, Co. Cork, T12 F61V.

The open day will take place from 11am – 2pm and will bring together industry-leading experts from a number of different sectors including animal health, fertility and breeding.

Philip Whitley, Area Manager and Breeding Advisor with Eurogene A.I. Services, will provide expert advice on breeding a functional and profitable cow for the future. Topics of discussion will include bull fertility, selection and evaluation.

With over 30 years’ experience, Tom Farrington, MVB MRCVS VetMFHom, will discuss dry cow therapy and his experience of using homeopathic alternatives in the treatment of dairy and beef animals. Tom will also be accompanied by homeopathic dairy farmer and National Coordinator of HAWL Ireland, Pat Aherne, who will be willing to answer any questions that attendees may have.

Annie Galligan, Technical and Sales Support Specialist with Animal Health Monitoring Systems Ltd., will give a detailed insight into the SCR SenseTime Heat Detection and Health Monitoring System, and its increasing role in improving farm productivity and efficiency. Annie will discuss key areas including optimum time for AI’ing, and the monitoring of dairy and suckler herds.

In addition, Agritech’s Area Manager and leading nutritionist, Bil Ryan, will discuss dry cow nutrition and the importance of feeding and managing your cows correctly during this critical transition period. Bil will provide helpful advice on mineral supplementation and its influence on subsequent yields, fertility, and reducing the risk of post calving conditions.

All are welcome to attend this and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Agritech Sales Representative, Joseph O’ Callaghan on 086 260 7445.

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