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. Most recently we have run the course with Adam, our Polish TB tester to offer the course in Polish.

Students will learn:

  • The normal calving process – how the cow prepares for calving, the signs and duration of calving.
  • When to intervene – this is key to making sure we optimise cow health and recovery and the viability of the calf.
  • How to intervene – minimising infection and potential damage to the cow/calf. How to recognise the presentation of the calf.
  • When and how to assist – how to use calving ropes; safe use of a calving jack for the cow, calf and farmer. Know when to seek assistance.
  • How to resuscitate a calf.
  • Aftercare – pain relief, recognition of milk fever, cow nutrition, colostrum management and navel care.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
27
Tue
10:00 am Practical foot trimming course –... @ Townsend Farm
Practical foot trimming course –... @ Townsend Farm
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical foot trimming course - Day 1 @ Townsend Farm
Three and a half day practical foot trimming course – first practical session This course will cover the anatomy of the hoof, the causes of claw horn lesions, infectious causes of lameness, appropriate treatment of lame cows and mobility scoring.
Mar
7
Wed
10:00 am Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical AI Course @ [Venue TBC]
One day small group (6-10 people) theoretical training followed by practical use of the AI equipment and practising passing the AI catheter on real uterus post mortem. This will then be followed by individual or paired on farm training within
10:30 am Fertility and Behaviour Monitori... @ Home Farm
Fertility and Behaviour Monitori... @ Home Farm
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
The event will focus on the use of precision technology for dairy farming and highlight the benefits of CowAlert and its practical application. There will be discussion around fertility and lying time from Friars Moor and guest speaker Nick Bell.
Mar
8
Thu
10:00 am Practical foot trimming course –... @ Townsend Farm
Practical foot trimming course –... @ Townsend Farm
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Practical foot trimming course - Day 2 @ Townsend Farm
Three and a half day practical foot trimming course – second practical session This course will cover the anatomy of the hoof, the causes of claw horn lesions, infectious causes of lameness, appropriate treatment of lame cows and mobility scoring.
Mar
14
Wed
11:00 am Bovine TB Biosecurity Meeting @ Lymburghs Farm
Bovine TB Biosecurity Meeting @ Lymburghs Farm
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bovine TB Biosecurity Meeting @ Lymburghs Farm
Please join us on Wednesday 14th March, 11am-2pm, at Lymburgh’s Farm (by kind permission of Mr J Primrose) for an informative day of learning about Bovine TB Biosecurity. It will include detailed information to help you improve biosecurity on your
Highly skilled and professional approach … Personable, friendly and efficient!
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