Women in Dairy Spring Meeting - Dorset


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Home Farm
Sadborow, Thorncombe Chard, Dorset, TA20 4PW

Event Type

Come and see how Sophie Gregory, 2021 Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award winner, manages her calves.

Sophie will be opening her farm gates for the second Women In Dairy Spring Meeting focussing on calf health and management.

Becca Cavill from Women in Dairy National Sponsor, Boehringer Ingelheim, will lead the discussion offering practical advice on calf management. Sophie will be joined by her vet Ed Powell-Jackson from Synergy Farm Health to highlight improvements they have made on farm to improve calf health and take your questions.


  • Practical weighing session with calves and heifers – importance of monitoring for optimum growth rates

  • How the farm sets and achieves their targets

  • Bring your own weighing data to benchmark and share with others

  • Take home tips and group discussion

All are welcome to attend, and the events are free for Women in Dairy and RABDF members. Tickets are £15 for non-members, which gives a £10 discount against a membership subscription.


10:00am – Arrival

10:30am – Welcome from Women in Dairy and Host Farmer

11:00am – Boehringer Ingelheim : calf management, monitoring and measuring

12:30pm – Lunch and networking

1:00pm – Motivation for Change

1:30pm – Take home messages and finish

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there will be plenty of time for networking and discussion.

For any queries, please contact Emily Egan (emilyegan@rabdf.co.uk or call 02476 369317)

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