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All three main branches support a well stocked pharmacy which is run by our stock manager. In Sturminster Newton we hold greater stock of the less commonly used medicines so if these are required they may need to be ordered into Shaftesbury and Blandford for the following morning. We are constantly trying to achieve the best possible prices for the drugs we supply by working closely with our drug manufacturers. We have the advantage of a daily delivery…
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Laboratory Services

We have a fully equipped in house laboratory and can carry out a range of tests including general health profiles, worm egg counts and milk testing amongst others. Having the lab in-house means results can be processed rapidly for peace of mind and ensures accurate and timely treatment…
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Dynamic Testing of Milking Parlours

As a practice we are able to undertaken dynamic testing of parlours to assess both vacuum and pulsation. Many people have their parlours statically tested by dairy engineers. This ensures that whilst not actively milking all the parts of the parlour are working as they should with appropriate levels of vacuum and pulsation. Dynamic testing of parlours assess their function whilst they are working. The cows will exert some effect on the way in which the parlour functions, especially in that their teats are not all identical and this causes sometimes unexpected changes to vacuum and pulsation. It is vitally important to get the parameters correct as the impact on the cows udder health is so significant. We encourage farmers to use dynamic testing as part of a wider mastitis and udder health investigation and we are very keen to observe parlour routines as this can significantly affect the results we see of the dynamic test. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Upcoming Events

10:30 am Practical Calving Course @ Longmoor Farm
Practical Calving Course @ Longmoor Farm
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Practical Calving Course @ Longmoor Farm
Cost is £100 including VAT with 25% discount for dairy youngstock group members. To book your place, please call the farm office as places are limited.
10:30 am Calf Rearing Course – Birth to W... @ Leweston Farm
Calf Rearing Course – Birth to W... @ Leweston Farm
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Calf Rearing Course - Birth to Weaning @ Leweston Farm
An opportunity to learn, refresh and update on the key principles of calf rearing Appropriate for anyone rearing dairy replacements or beef calves Lunch included Cost is £100 inc VAT/person with 25% discount for youngstock group members. Please ring the

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