Ulster milk producers are invited to join a free webinar, a live presentation and discussion, on line from 7pm to 8pm on Thursday, February 19 with guest speaker Dr Ryan Law.
Speaking on ‘The Transition Cow; The importance of Body Condition Score and Concentration Feeding’ Dr Law will discuss research undertaken at AFBI, the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Hillsborough with the support of NI dairy farmers through AgriSearch.
After graduating in animal science from the University of Edinburgh Ryan returned to NI and completed his PhD at Queen’s University, Belfast.
This post grad research examined the impact of dietary energy and protein on production, fertility and behavioural patterns in high yielding dairy cows.
In 2008 Dr Law was appointed to the dairy research team at AFBI, Hillsborough where his work included developing novel feeding strategies for the high-yielding dairy cow to alleviate negative energy balance in early lactation as well as investigating transition cow management strategies.
Currently agricultural research manager in Dungannon with one of the largest meat processing groups in the British Isles, Dr Law has a great ability to apply research results to the business of maximising margins from farm enterprises.
This DairyCo webinar is the first in a series featuring research part funded by NI producers through AgriSearch and is an example of the close co-operation between non-governmental agricultural organisations in transferring knowledge between researchers, advisors and producers.
To register for this Feb 19 webinar with Dr Ryan Law visit www.agrisearch.org and follow the links to DairyCo events. Dr Law welcomes questions, comments and feedback on firstname.lastname@example.org
Increasingly popular, webinars are seminars available on the World Wide Web and allow meetings on line with key speakers. Those logging on can listen, view graphics, ask questions and receive answers just as if they were all in the one venue and all from the comfort of their own home.