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
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
Highly skilled and professional approach … Personable, friendly and efficient!
Van BennettBreeder
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