Welcome to the Website of the National Youngstock Association

The second annual National Youngstock Association conference took place at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire on the 28th June 2012. It was attended by over 170 delegates from across the country who were provided with “practical approach to…” seminars from some of the industry’s leading professionals. Delegates also had the chance to attend a farm walk at the college’s dairy unit. Feedback from this year’s conference has been very positive and work towards next year’s will begin shortly..

The National Youngstock Association (NYA) has been formed to serve the UK dairy and beef industries by providing information, education and access to the most up to date research on all topics relevant to the health, welfare and profitable management of youngstock.

Why? Because it is believed that 1 in 7 dairy calves and 1 in 13 beef calves die during the rearing phase in the UK each year. By providing a forum for farmers, vets, industry and researchers the NYA will be able to address this problem, promoting best practice and enabling the exchange of ideas relevant to all stages of youngstock rearing.

The association is set up as a not-for-profit professional organisation with a management team of trustee's taken from all areas of the market. The association is open to all individuals working with or having an interest in any aspect of cattle youngstock.

The aims of the NYA are to:

  • Provide a forum for exchange of information relevant to the health, welfare and profitable management of youngstock
  • Improve the performance of dairy and beef youngstock rearing
  • Hold meetings and provide opportunities for knowledge transfer and continuing education for farmers, vets and other industry professionals

For more information about the National Youngstock Association please get in touch!




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