Beef Services

We have a popular beef suckler herd discussion group in the practice who benchmark their performance and meet up quarterly to discuss seasonal topics. A recent meeting involved a trip to the local abattoir for a fascinating live to dead demonstration.

Bespoke health planning

We can monitor herd performance through analysis of growth rates, disease and mortality data (plus fertility data for the suckler herds) and can identify areas to improve your unit’s productivity.

Fertility management

We use a thorough approach to help suckler herds optimise fertility, including disease control and nutrition, calving block management and bull choice.

Bull fertility testing

This involves a clinical examination of the bull’s condition, vision, locomotion and reproductive apparatus alongside a detailed semen examination following electro-ejaculation. Our vets regularly test bulls both annually pre-breeding, and pre-/post-purchase. We can provide help with EBV selection.

Foot Trimming

All our Foot Trimmers are NACFT approved and undertake regular CPD to keep up-to-date with current lameness protocols. We use HerdKeeper software to record and monitor lameness on our farms and provide crushes and all equipment required for foot trimming sessions.

Health status accreditation

Gaining health status accreditation involves regular blood sampling of stock to monitor disease status and discussions with us to ensure that high health status is maintained. As your vets, we see it as a great opportunity to maximise your biosecurity, improve productivity and add value to your stock. Many of our Pedigree Beef Herds are on disease accreditation schemes with Premium Cattle Health Scheme (PCHS).

Nutrition advice and metabolic monitoring

We can advise our beef suckler units on nutrition pre calving, and use blood profiling as required.

Housing design

We use both disease prevalence data and assessments of how existing buildings really work to suggest practical improvements to increase the health of stock housed in these buildings. When designing new buildings, you will get the best results when you discuss your ideas with your entire advisory team, including your dedicated farm vet.

Meetings

We have a popular beef suckler herd discussion group in the practice who benchmark their performance and meet up quarterly to discuss seasonal topics. Our finishing beef clients recently had a meeting at the local abattoir. Please contact the practice if you would be interested in joining the group.

24 hour emergency services

All our vets are enthusiastic and dedicated farm vets providing our own 24 hour emergency service, (almost) always with a smile on their faces!

In house laboratory

Our in-house laboratory offers same day worm egg and coccidia counts, milk sample culture, haematology and investigation of external parasites. We are very proud of this service as it allows us to use targeted therapy for mastitis cases and have rapid turnaround of results during disease outbreaks.


Upcoming Events

Jan
8
Tue
11:00 am Milksure training @ NFU Offices
Milksure training @ NFU Offices
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Milksure training course designed to decrease the risk of medicines residues in milk. The course will cover why it is important, antibiotic resistance, off label usage and the necessary amendment to withdrawal periods. This course will satisfy the recent red
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
The team at Friars Moor have looked after our pets for many years. The quality of veterinary care is always second to none.
Kelly & Rich Poulter
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