The effects of trace minerals on dairy cattle health and performance will be explored in Scottsdale when Virbac Australia's roadshow arrives on Friday.
The tour will be headlined by international dairy veterinarian Dan Tracy, who will be joined by a host of local industry experts.
The tour aims to be a unique opportunity to learn more about the latest research on trace mineral science and the impact of trace mineral injections on cow and calf immune systems, with insights on how and why trace mineral injections can improve herd fertility.
Dr Tracy said he had never been to Tasmania but was really looking forward to sharing his finding with the dairy community.
"Our research has found that trace mineral injections can result in improved reproductive efficiency and reduced diseases in cows and calves.
"Fertility and immunity problems can be corrected with mineral injections, and we aim to deliver the key findings of the latest studies into this area, and reveal how producers can optimise their dairy herds using trace mineral injections."
Dr Tracy said most farmers he speaks with on roadshows really just want reconfirmation on what they're doing on day-to-day operations.
He received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Mississippi State University of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. In 2002 he received his Masters of Science Degree in Dairy Production Medicine at Mississippi State. His practice experience includes dairy and beef nutrition consultation, herd health and reproductive management.
Virbac Australia Livestock nutrition specialist Jerry Liu described Dr Tracy's tour as a great way for producers to hear from an expert in the field.
"Dr Tracy has many years of experience in the area of animal nutrition, herd health and reproductive management. We're looking forward to hearing his findings, which should be a real help to Southern producers wanting to get their herd performance ready," Dr Liu said.
The roadshow will be held at the Scottsdale RSL Community Club on Friday, June 14 at noon.