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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. Most recently we have run the course with Adam, our Polish TB tester to offer the course in Polish.

Students will learn:

  • The normal calving process – how the cow prepares for calving, the signs and duration of calving.
  • When to intervene – this is key to making sure we optimise cow health and recovery and the viability of the calf.
  • How to intervene – minimising infection and potential damage to the cow/calf. How to recognise the presentation of the calf.
  • When and how to assist – how to use calving ropes; safe use of a calving jack for the cow, calf and farmer. Know when to seek assistance.
  • How to resuscitate a calf.
  • Aftercare – pain relief, recognition of milk fever, cow nutrition, colostrum management and navel care.

Upcoming Events

Jan
22
Fri
10:00 am AI Course @ Zoom
AI Course @ Zoom
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
AI Course @ Zoom
Please contact the office to reserve your place. Thank you.
Feb
4
Thu
12:00 pm Practical Calving Course @ Zoom
Practical Calving Course @ Zoom
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Further details will be posted in due course – please contact the Farm Office to find out more or reserve your place. Thank you.
Lifetime Care Club for dogs & cats
Each time we walk through the surgery door at Friars Moor, we know that our pets are in the very best hands, and we feel that our pets deserve nothing less.
Kelly & Rich Poulter
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