Practical Demonstrations

UK Dairy Day 2021 will feature practical demonstrations as follows;

  • 'Beneath the Black and White' Calf Painting
  • Foot Trimming, Blocking & Knife Sharpening
  • Type Classification & Linear Scoring in NBDC Breed Village


'Beneath the Black and White' Calf Painting Demonstration

Scarsdale Vets return to present their innovative and engaging demonstration using paint to visualise and understand calf anatomy. Throughout the day there will be ‘Beneath the Black and White’ calf painting and the Scarsdale Vets team will use paint to assist the understanding of calf health and welfare.  They will also paint the calf head to demonstrate the disbudding nerve block, and calf chests and abdomens to talk about pneumonia and digestion.


Scarsdale Vets provides exceptional veterinary care to farm animals, horses and pets. We pride ourselves on providing great customer service to you and top-quality care to your animals.  Our farm and equine practice is based in Derby, with twelve dedicated farm vets covering the East Midlands.
www.scarsdalevets.com

 

Foot Trimming, Blocking & Knife Sharpening

The external area will see the return of Tim Carter for practical demonstrations on foot trimming, blocking and knife sharpening.  The qualified team of independent foot trimmers will demonstrate the key to the success of any task is having the right tools for the job. The practical demonstrations on dairy cows during the day will be streamed to a large TV screen with commentary so visitors could see first-hand the detail of the trimming, blocking and knife sharpening.

They will also be highlighting The Cattle Hoof Care Standards Board, a self-funding non-profit organisation aimed at improving the health, welfare and mobility of the national herd, through ensuring its members promote, achieve and maintain a recognised and validated standard of cattle hoof care. 

Timetable:
9.30am      Knife sharpening demonstration
10.00am    Foot trimming in an upright crush
11.00am    Foot trimming with a roll over crush
11.30am    Knife sharpening demonstration
12.00pm    Foot trimming in upright crush & correct application of a footblock
1.00pm      Foot trimming in an upright crush
1.30pm      The importance of having the right tools for the job - knives and skills
2.00pm      Foot trimming with a roll over crush
3.00pm      Foot trimming in upright crush & correct application of a footblock
3.30pm      Foot trimming with a roll over crush



NBDC Breed Village

The NBDC breed village will feature practical demonstrations and breed societies trade stands. During the day members of the NBDC Classification team will run Type Classification and Linear Scoring demonstrations for the Ayrshire, Jersey and Holstein breeds.  At each session, the audience has the opportunity to learn more about the services offered to dairy farmers. In conjunction with the Linear Scoring demonstration, a Virtual Cow demonstration will run on a TV screen. Virtual Cow is an educational tool which graphically illustrates the linear scale for cow conformation traits. This allows for improved understanding of dairy cow conformation and easy visualisation of anatomical differences within each trait across the linear scale.

Timetable:
11.30am    Type Classification & Linear Scoring demonstration
1.30pm      Type Classification & Linear Scoring demonstration
3.30pm      Type Classification & Linear Scoring demonstration