A strong partnership with your veterinarian can help you raise stronger, healthier calves. The University of Guelph’s Dr. Dave Renaud will address this topic at this year’s Building the Foundation: Dairy and Veal Healthy Calf Conference (HCC), sharing tips on how including calves in regular herd health visits can boost the future profitability of the herd.

Calves who receive the best quality care will provide a high return on investment once they are part of the milking herd, and your veterinarian is an extra set of eyes in the calf health management process.

Dr. Renaud, who is also a dairy consultant and practicing veterinarian, focuses his research on identifying factors influencing calf health. He has practical experience with a large commercial veal operation and was involved in developing the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Veal Cattle. He advocates preventative strategies to boost the health and welfare of dairy cows and calves.

The HCC will be held November 27 in Stratford and November 29 in Maxville. Registration fees are $100 and include all seminars, tradeshow, lunch, conference proceedings and calf care resources. Click here to register.