Dairy Services

Fertility management

All our vets use ultrasound scanners. To ensure continuity each farm has a dedicated team of two vets who perform their routine fertility work. Maximising cow fertility is paramount and analysis of performance data is carried out on a monthly basis.

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.

Herd Health planning

Our priority is to maximise your herd’s productivity, health and welfare. Disease prevalence is actively monitored and allows us to identify areas where performance is on track or where improvements could be made.

Nutrition advice and metabolic monitoring

Nutrition advice is a team effort and we work closely with nutritionists and consultants. On farm observation and data analysis provide important information to ensure rationing and management maximise your cows’ performance. We also use metabolic performance monitoring to assess your herds’ transition and lactation success.

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 your housed stock. 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.

Health status accreditation

Gaining health status accreditation involves regular blood sampling of stock to monitor disease status and development of protocols 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.

Data analysis and reports

For herds who are milk recording, we produce a monthly report summarising your herd’s production, SCC and fertility data. We use these on farm to stimulate discussion about individual cows, group and herd performance. All our vets are competent users of both Interherd+ and Total Vet.

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.

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
They are always very thorough and knowledgeable and aware of the whole farm objectives and strategy.
Mike and Anna Miller
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