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Training, Courses & Events

farm training and courses - including ITOrganising training courses and farm meetings has become an integral part of the service we offer our large animal clients. We endeavour to provide training in many aspects of animal husbandry and courses are often run with relevance to the time of year. We are often able to gain valuable funding through the South West Healthy Livestock Initiative. This helps us to keep costs to our farmers to a minimum.

* Calendar *

For information on forthcoming courses (and other events) please see our Calendar.

There are also links to the next few under ‘Upcoming Events’, on the left of most pages, throughout the Livestock Health section of the website.

There are also links to the next few under ‘Upcoming Events’, towards the foot of most pages, throughout the Livestock Health section of the website.

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. We recently ran a dual language course with a Polish interpreter.
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Lambing Course

We run lambing courses each spring on a local farm. The course is geared towards people who are keen to be taught how to manage ewes and lambs correctly at this busy time…
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DIY AI Course

Our farm vets have many years experience running AI courses which allow attendees to become certified in doing their own artificial insemination on farm. The courses involve…
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Responsible Use of Medicines

To ensure that animals are treated effectively and safely, to protect the person administrating the treatment and to ensure that your money is spent wisely, safe use of medicines must be practised at all times on farm.
more about Safe and Appropriate Use Of Medicines

Foot Trimming Course

Our farm vets and foot trimmers run a three day foot trimming course. The course involves a morning of classroom based theory followed by a further two and a half days of practical trimming in small groups.
more about Foot Trimming Course


Upcoming Events

Jul
30
Fri
11:30 am Calving Course @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
Calving Course @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
Jul 30 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Calving Course @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
 
Aug
3
Tue
7:00 pm Sheep Lameness Virtual Talk – Ho...
Sheep Lameness Virtual Talk – Ho...
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm
Sheep Lameness Virtual Talk - Hosted by XLVets
Join us to discuss diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sheep lameness. A panel including Kat Baxter-Smith BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS (MSD Animal Health), Caroline Best (Harper Adams) and farmers talking of their own experiences. Join us on the 3rd August at
Aug
5
Thu
all-day #Farm24
#Farm24
Aug 5 – Aug 6 all-day
#Farm24
#Farm24 is back for 2021 – August 5th-6th 2021 24 Hours in Farming is back for its sixth year and is set once again to be agriculture’s biggest online event showcasing what farmers do up and down the country in
Aug
12
Thu
10:30 am Regenerative Agriculture Meeting @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
Regenerative Agriculture Meeting @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Regenerative Agriculture Meeting @ Leweston Farm, Longburton
In the second of our Regenerative Agriculture Meetings, James Daniel, founder and director of farm consultants Precision Grazing will discuss how Virtual Fencing (VF) can be used on farm to enable a range of grazing management techniques. Precision Grazing work
Aug
18
Wed
all-day Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show @ Turnpike Showground
Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show @ Turnpike Showground
Aug 18 – Aug 19 all-day
We are really pleased to be back at the show on both days, hosting our BBQ and we have got our sunglasses to give away again! More details to follow…

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