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Dairy Genetics

This ONE DAY course is for suitable for any vet who wishes to understand more about the fundamental role, that genetics plays in herd health.

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What is different about this course?

The course specialises in giving vets the understanding and confidence they need to engage with their clients about dairy genetics. It outlines the tools that can be used by vets to appraise a herd’s current genetic base, as well as help them to identify areas where an improvement through breeding would likely lead to an improvement in on farm performance.

What are the changes delegates can expect as a result of the course?

Delegates will be equipped with all the skills necessary to successfully align breeding objectives with herd health goals.

What are the likely benefits to the business?

This course will help vets build the skill set and confidence they need to offer genetics advice alongside routine herd health advice.

Programme Overview:

  • Define genetic index, understand how different genetic indexes are calculated
  • Understand how genetic indexes are expressed
  • Define PLI – a genetic index for selection
  • Understand the reliability of genetic indexes
  • Understand genomics and the value of both male and female genomic testing
  • Understand why the use of genomics can expedite genetic gain
  • Discuss the following: inbreeding, crossbreeding, AI (sexed semen), ET/IVF, genetic defects
  • Understand linear assessment – carry out some on farm scoring
  • Understand the importance of setting breeding goals at a herd specific level
  • Gain the necessary knowledge to start building genetics advice into what your practice offers

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Location


Date Category Course Title Trainer Location Detail
26 Mar 2019 Equine21,Equine20,Business17,Graduate16,Farm15,Small Animal14 Difficult Conversations Ian Harrison Allen & Partners View
2 Apr 2019 Equine21,Equine20,Business17,Graduate16,Farm15,Small Animal14 Difficult Conversations Ian Harrison Tyndale Vets, Gloucester View
24 Apr 2019 Equine21,Equine20,Business17,Graduate16,Farm15,Small Animal14 Mentoring Matters Ian Harrison Macdonald Burlington, Birmingham View
25 Apr 2019 Graduate16,Farm15,Dairy18 Feeding Fundamentals:Milk from Grass Phil Alcock BVetMed CertCHP DipRN MRCVS Stafford View
7 May 2019 Equine21,Business17,Farm15,Small Animal14,Smallholder9,Poultry10 Train the Trainer (2-day) Janis Threlkeld The Studio, Birmingham View
22 May 2019 Small Animal14 Basic Cruciate & Advanced TTA Tim Hutchinson BVSc CertSAS MRCVS Friars Moor Vets, Sturminster, Dorset View
4 Jun 2019 Equine21,Equine20,Business17,Graduate16,Farm15,Small Animal14 Difficult Conversations Ian Harrison Scott Mitchell Associates, Hexham View
6 Jun 2019 Business17 Delivering Customer Excellence- Farm specific Bobbie Flight Drove Veterinary Hospital View
18 Jun 2019 Graduate16,Farm15 XLVets Farm Graduate Development Programme: June - August 2019 Phil Alcock BVetMed CertCHP DipRN MRCVS North Yorkshire View
21 Aug 2019 Equine21,Equine20,Business17,Farm15,Small Animal14 Advanced Train the Trainer (2-day) Janis Threlkeld Pulteney Centre, Wick View
10 Sep 2019 Equine21,Business17,Farm15,Small Animal14,Smallholder9,Poultry10 Train the Trainer (2-day) Janis Threlkeld Pearce Seeds LLP, Rosedown Farm, DT9 4SX View
11 Sep 2019 Business17 Delivering Customer Excellence Bobbie Flight Scott Mitchell Associates View
12 Sep 2019 Equine21,Business17,Farm15,Small Animal14,Poultry10 Advanced Train the Trainer (2-day) Janis Threlkeld Pearce Seeds LLP, Rosedown Farm, DT9 4SX View
25 Sep 2019 Business17 Managing for Performance (Appraisals) Ian Harrison Colliton Barton Events and Training Venue, Devon View
8 Oct 2019 Graduate16,Farm15 XLVets Farm Graduate Development Programme: October - December 2019 Phil Alcock BVetMed CertCHP DipRN MRCVS North Yorkshire View
14 Oct 2019 Graduate16,Small Animal14 XLVets Small Animal Graduate Programme (1) 2019 Tim Hutchinson BVSc CertSAS MRCVS Oxfordshire View
16 Oct 2019 Business17 Delivering Customer Excellence Bobbie Flight The Studio, Birmingham View
23 Oct 2019 Business17 Managing for Performance (Appraisals) Ian Harrison The Studio, Birmingham, B2 5EP View
29 Oct 2019 Business17 Managing for Performance (Appraisals) Ian Harrison Paragon Vets, Dalston, Cumbria View