Training & Courses

farm training and courses - including ITOrganising training courses and farm meetings has become an integral part of the service we offer our large animal clients. We endeavour to provide training in many aspects of animal husbandry and courses are often run with relevance to the time of year. We are often able to gain valuable funding through the South West Healthy Livestock Initiative. This helps us to keep costs to our farmers to a minimum.

Information on courses will be added to the Livestock Health News & Events section of the website.

Calving Course

The calving course is a one-day small group, practical course aimed at farm staff who are new or feel inexperienced when calving cows. To date we have run the course for young farmers and college students. We recently ran a dual language course with a Polish interpreter.
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Lambing Course

We run lambing courses each spring on a local farm. The course is geared towards people who are keen to be taught how to manage ewes and lambs correctly at this busy time…
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DIY AI Course

Our farm vets have many years experience running AI courses which allow attendees to become certified in doing their own artificial insemination on farm. The courses involve…
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Safe and Appropriate Use of Medicines

To ensure that animals are treated effectively and safely, to protect the person administrating the treatment and to ensure that your money is spent wisely, safe use of medicines must be practised at all times on farm.
more about Safe and Appropriate Use Of Medicines

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.
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Upcoming Events

Sep
25
Mon
3:00 pm Flock Club Meeting: Lameness @ Donhead Hall
Flock Club Meeting: Lameness @ Donhead Hall
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Flock Club Meeting: Lameness @ Donhead Hall
Our next flock club meeting is to be held on lameness and sponsored by MSD. Alongside the lameness aspect of the meeting the next set of data from your online SAC health plans will be benchmarked. The meeting is kindly
Oct
10
Tue
3:00 pm Beef Suckler Group Meeting: Embr... @ Wessex Lowlines
Beef Suckler Group Meeting: Embr... @ Wessex Lowlines
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beef Suckler Group Meeting: Embryo Transfer @ Wessex Lowlines
This meeting will be based around Embryo Transfer and will be a farm walk and discussion. Free to members of the Beef Discussion Group. Please RSVP to Lucy or to the office. More about Beef Suckler Group.
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