Winter Challenges

Trouw Nutrition GB / University of Nottingham

Webinar 1: What Winter Challenges Do Our Calves Face?

Research shows that achieving a higher growth rate in the pre-weaned calf has a lasting impact on performance and that the first eight weeks in the life of young calves are crucial to maximise performance. Calves are more vulnerable to cold temperatures than adult cattle and it is important to have a strategy in place to maintain their health and wellbeing during the winter months, as well as their productivity.

At this joint webinar with Trouw Nutrition GB and the University of Nottingham, topics will include calf physiology, energy requirements, an overview of the impacts of cold stress as well as environmental and nutritional strategies that can be applied on farm.

Date: 12:30 - 14:00 hrs on Thursday, 27 January 2022

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What Winter Challenges Do Our Calves Face?

Webinar Agenda

  1. Overview of Webinar Series: how to optimise calf health and performance
  2. Introduction to Winter Challenges - understanding the impact of cold stress on calf health and performance. Speaker: Dr Ginny Sherwin, University of Nottingham
  3. Nutritional Factors in Relation to Winter Challenges. Speaker: Georgina Thomas, Trouw Nutrition GB
  4. Environmental Factors in Relation to Winter Challenges. Speaker: Dr Peter Down, University of Nottingham
  5. Farmer Case Study
  6. Q&A

Fundraising Activities

With current challenges and pressures involved in farming and agriculture it is important that we recognise the valuable work that charities complete and the importance of having a support network available for farmers and families within the farming community.

Please help Trouw Nutrition GB and University of Nottingham in the joint fundraising efforts for their nominated charities:

University of Nottingham's Nominated Charity
The Farm Safety Foundation (Yellow Wellies) -

Trouw Nutrition GB's Nominated Charity
The Farming Community Network (FCN) –

As a guide, a minimum £5 contribution would benefit the work these charities do. No matter how small or large, every donation can have an important impact. Trouw Nutrition GB will be matching the final donation total; all money raised will be split equally between the two organisations.

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