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Flock Club meet up to discuss lambing

On Tuesday 6th June we held our latest flock club meeting by kind permission of Kathryn and Dave Thomson of Eastbury Blue Texels. The topic of the meeting was ‘Managing lamb performance at grass’; focusing on parasites, pasturella and clostridial diseases. We also discussed the anonymous benchmarking data from the scanning and lambing data and discussed being able to benchmark more parameters throughout the year.

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NFU sponsor evening discussion on farming enterprise

On Wednesday 24th May a farm walk was held at Hinton St Mary Farms. Farm manager Mark Harvey, the North Dorset NFU branch chairman welcomed us to the farm for a tractor and trailor tour of the estate and a discussion of the farming enterprise as a whole. Our very own farm vets,

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Monthly Farm Newsletter

Download recent issues of the Friars Moor Monthly Livestock Health Newsletter here:

 

Please contact us if you would like to subscribe
and receive this publication regularly by email.

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Beef Group Meeting

On Wednesday 26th April we held our beef discussion group meeting. Peter Bone, a mineral nutrition expert, joined us to discuss the importance of different macro and micro minerals and trace elements on growing animals, fertility and more. Bimeda had kindly sponsored the meeting and all farmers present had had some forage analysed for minerals which formed the basis for the discussion.

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Barbers Meeting

On Wednesday 19th April Friars Moor hosted a meeting for dairy farmers on behalf of Barbers on the subject of antibiotic usage. We held a discussion and interactive session on how we can reduce the overall usage of antibitoics on dairy farms, including selective dry cow therapy, calf health and transition cow management.

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Important information for all poultry owners

All poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April 2017 following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds.  Please follow this link for further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/updated-measures-to-protect-poultry-against-avian-flu

 

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Another successful Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference

Our second annual Dairy Sheep & Goat Conference proved to be another success this week,
generating a forum for the exchange of information and ideas for all those involved in the
growing field of sheep and goat milk production.

With an exciting line up of national and international speakers,

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BVD Free and BVD Control Meetings Wednesday 1st March 12-2pm

Wednesday 1st March, 12-2pm, The NFU Offices, Sturminster Newton.

We will be discussing BVD as a disease; how it works, how to determine whether you have it on your farm, the costs, how to control it, vaccination programmes, case studies and the ‘BVD Free England’ Scheme.

This meeting is free and is open to dairy and beef clients.

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Foot Trimming Course

Our farm vets and foot trimmers run a three day foot trimming course. The course involves a morning of classroom based theory followed by a further two and a half days of practical trimming in small groups. Both the theory and practical trimming will focus on the healthy foot and routine procedures and also how to recognise and deal with common foot conditions.

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Flock Group

Increasing engagement on sheep farms is exceptionally important to us. The profit margins in the sheep industry are tight so it is important we make sheep enterprises as efficient as possible.
Our flock discussion group is open to all commercial and pedigree farmers. We hope that by the sharing of knowledge between farmers and vets we can increase productivity on farm.

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