Beef Suckler Herd Health

Beef Suckler and Rearer Herd Health

Over the past few years, the world of Suckler farming has begun to change dramatically. As a country we face an uncertain future, and there is no one more aware of that than the British farmers. In todays England with the stability of subsidies diminishing we must turn our attention to making Beef production as efficient and profitable as possible.

At NorCal Veterinary services we work closely with farmers to maximise profitability by minimising losses from disease, maximising reproductive efficiency and maximising kg of calf sold per cow per year. To do this, the business must be looked at as a whole, analysing everything from the acres of grassland, number and quality of buildings, that’s before we start on the livestock!

Our experienced vets will look at your business as an individual designing a Herd Health plan that is practical to implant and designed to make lasting improvements which is reviewed annually. We will talk you through the cost benefits and relivance of a vaccination protocol and disease surveillance.

Don’t forget the Bull! All of our vets are trained in bull breeding soundness and semen evaluation. More and more farmers are routinely checking the fertility of their Bulls today- there aren’t many things as disheartening as only having 40% of your cows in calf. 

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Congratulations to Sophie, one of our vets, who was awarded the Dairy Industry Vet of the Future award at The Bath and West Dairy Show! This prestigious award is given to one newly qualified vet each year, and is based on a research project and an interview with a panel of judges. Well done, Sophie!