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. 

Latest News

*Changes to our Email*

Don’t worry emails you send to the old address will still reach us! Emails for the office or general attention can be sent to: or

The fulltime vets now have their own accounts- details can be found on the Vet Team page. 

There will be confirmed details to follow on the up and coming meeting for this year, topics will include:

Preparing for the 2018 Game Season
Grassland Management
Beef- Breeding for the future

Some new information on our Comtag machines can be found on the services page- have a read, and give us a call to book your test in.