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Lameness meeting

On Tuesday 17th October some of our farm team were pleased to join AHDB and Jon Huxley, a lameness expert from the University of Nottingham for a meeting to discuss mobility scoring, the importance of rapid treatment of lame cows and the negative change in prognosis that delayed treatment leads to.

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Livestock Health News Roundup

Our flock club met at the end of September to discuss lameness. We were kindly hosted by Martyn Heard of Donhead Hall who talked to us about how he controls lameness in his flock and in buying in sheep recently what he has done to safeguard his flock. Vets Eleanor and Jo talked through the most common lameness lesions and how these can be controlled and treated.

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Friars Moor Vets win Blackmore Vale Business Award

Following the recent Blackmore Vale Business awards last month, we were thrilled to have been nominated for the awards by one of our long standing staff member and were even more excited and proud to announce that we won the ‘Best place to work’ award! We would like to thank the Blackmore Vale magazine and sponsors for a lovely presentation evening.

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High Yielders welcome veterinary consultant to recent meeting

High Yielders: We were very pleased to welcome James Husband from the Evidence Based Veterinary Consultancy to join us for  a meeting of our high yielders club to discuss managing Milk Fever. We discussed the importance of identifying whether sub clinical milk fever plays a part on your farm and the detrimental effects this would have.

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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:

 

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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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We have laughed and cried together over the years, and their professionalism and kindness … is second to none.
Steve & Jayne Brocklehurst
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