All aspects of rearing a dairy calf will be explained at an open day at Greenmount Campus's Dairy Centre on Thursday next, January 19.

Organised by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in partnership with the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) the first tour will commence at 10.30am at the CAFRE Dairy Centre, with a tour every 30 minutes thereafter. The last tour will leave at 12.30pm.

This event will provide a great opportunity to view the design and construction of calf rearing facilities at Greenmount Campus, CAFRE. Hear first-hand the journey from managing the cow in the lead up to and point of calving, the management of the new-born calf and the calf rearing system.

Staff from Greenmount Campus will share performance data of the calves within the system. Researchers from AFBI will be discussing the findings of the Opti-house project that has investigated the main factors affecting the efficiency and effectiveness of calf housing. The tour will conclude with a visit to the milking parlour to view and discuss the energy saving technologies employed within the unit.

Registering for the event takes place at