In September 2018, Nutrivice Consultancy held a seminar in Vologda Region in the Russian Federation.
During a 2 day visit, first a farm visit/audit was made to make the seminar better adapted to regional climate and other circumstances. The rations of the farm were adapted to optimize results and save money on excess mineral mixes for example.
In the farm office next day, around 20 people (regional farm zootechnicians and consultants from the Vologda administration) were present at the seminar. Various adaptions of rations and farm management were discussed as well as how proper roughage analysis should look like and what are the requirements for a high quality forage. Especially the reduction of dry cow period was a hot topic.
Due to good interaction with the audience it became a useful afternoon. We are looking forward to a continued cooperation with some of the farms.