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Jan
16
Wed
Flock Club Meeting: Post Mortem Workshop @ Friars Moor Vets
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Open to members of the flock club
Kate Hovers is coming to talk to us about practical on farm post mortems with all attendees able to take part in a practical demonstration. We will cover common diseases of young lambs, what to look for and when to call the vet. Refreshments provided.
Please RSVP to Jo, Eleanor or the farm office.
Jan
17
Thu
BVD Cluster Meeting @ NFU Offices
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open to all dairy and beef herds who want to control BVD on their farm. This is the first step in signing up for the available governement funding to try to eradicate BVD. This meeting will cover BVD virus and how it works, what it means on your farm, the BVD free England scheme and what the government funded scheme entails. Lunch provided.
Please RSVP to Jenny or Eleanor or the farm office
Feb
13
Wed
Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for the 2018 practical lambing course! The course is run every year on a farm so we always hope for some real life action!! The course will cover all aspects of preparing the ewe (and yourself!) for lambing including nutrition and body condition scoring. Common conditions of ewes and lambs will be discussed including photos and advice on management of these conditions and when to call the vet. Using our lambing ‘models’ there will then be an opportunity to practise lambing with different presentations being tried and the use of ropes and a snare taught. Tubing and castrating lambs will also be taught with all students able to practise.
There will be two vets available in order for students to get the best experience with plenty of opportunity for questions to be asked.
Please RSVP to the farm office on 01258 472314 to book a place
Feb
20
Wed
Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for the 2018 practical lambing course! The course is run every year on a farm so we always hope for some real life action!! The course will cover all aspects of preparing the ewe (and yourself!) for lambing including nutrition and body condition scoring. Common conditions of ewes and lambs will be discussed including photos and advice on management of these conditions and when to call the vet. Using our lambing ‘models’ there will then be an opportunity to practise lambing with different presentations being tried and the use of ropes and a snare taught. Tubing and castrating lambs will also be taught with all students able to practise.
There will be two vets available in order for students to get the best experience with plenty of opportunity for questions to be asked.
Please RSVP to the farm office on 01258 472314 to book a place

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