News & Events – Farm

Here you will find our most recent News and Events posts relating to Livestock Health.

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  • Action Johne’s Group December 9, 2016 Friars Moor held their second Johne’s Management meeting at the NFU offices in Sturminster Newton on the 7th December 2016. The National Johne’s Management Plan is a hot topic at the moment, the meeting engaged all participants and it was fantastic to see the enthusiasm of the farmers in helping to create a healthier national ...
  • World Antibiotic Awareness Week November 15, 2016 This week, 14th-20th November 2016 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. As a practice we are already keenly aware of how important it is to be responsible with our antibiotics. Over the past two years we have been working closely with our farmers to reduce the usage of the restricted classes of antibiotics which ...
  • Great success at the Youngstock Group Meeting! November 11, 2016 Our Youngstock group met on Tuesday 8th November for a farm visit to discuss heifer fertility. The meeting was a great success with some great discussion surrounding the anonymous benchmarking and some interesting discussion points relating to synchronisation, use of the bull and many other things. We’d like to thank the Rogers family at Longmoor ...
  • TB Farmers Meeting November 7, 2016 On the 2nd November a meeting was held at the practice to educate farmers and vets about bovine Tuberculosis. Alan Shuttleworth MRCVS, the former APHA regional TB lead gave a very informative talk, which included the history of bovine TB in this country, the accuracy of the comparative skin test and other frequently asked questions. ...
  • Flock Discussion Club October 13, 2016 Our first Flock Discussion Club meeting was held on Thursday 6th October by kind permission of Georgie and Andy Sturgess. The topic ‘the importance of flock recording to monitor performance’ went down well, and everyone went away with some things to reflect on. All attendees left with a form to record data over the coming ...

 

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Upcoming Events

Jan
16
Wed
12:00 pm Flock Club Meeting: Post Mortem ... @ Friars Moor Vets
Flock Club Meeting: Post Mortem ... @ 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,
Jan
17
Thu
11:00 am BVD Cluster Meeting @ NFU Offices
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
Feb
13
Wed
10:00 am Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
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
Feb
20
Wed
10:00 am Practical Lambing Course @ Nr Gillingham
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
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