We would like to introduce two new members to our vet team, Sophie & Hannah. They both graduated from Nottingham in July, Sophie will be based at Wantage and Hannah will be based at Thame. We thank you in advance for the warm welcome we know you will all give them both on farm.
2019 Dates for your Diary:
- 17th April - Beef Suckler Herd Meeting, 7pm start at Wynnstay Country store, Thame.
-'Beefing up fertility' - CEVA animal health will be talking about how synchronisation programmes can be used to improve breeding efficiency in beef cattle
-'Beef Benchmarking' - Charlotte will present 2018 calving data collected from some of our beef clients and compare with national averages
-'CHECS TB Information' - An update on changes to TB testing rules for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and how the new CHECS TB Scheme works.
- 23rd January - Pre-lambing meeting, 7pm start at Wynnstay Country store, Thame.
Topics will be delivered in short presentations by various reps and our vets.
- Bolusing ewes
- Parasite control
- Ewe nutrition
- Maximising neonatal lamb survival
30th January - BVD Stamp it Out Meeting, 7pm start at the NorCal Offices
We are pleased to announce we have secured funding to take part in the BVD Stamp It Out Project. This project has been funded by DEFRA through the RDPE. The aim is to achieve engagement in BVD control with 50% of breeding cattle across England. The programme is aimed at closed/mostly closed herds (i.e. buy in an occasional bull/breeding heifers) both Suckler and Dairy.
The funding gives farmers that sign up access to two group meetings and two individual farm visits with one of us. There is also some money allocated specifically towards BVD check testing, with the potential to apply for further funding depending on results if a PI hunt is required.
The initial funding is limited to 15 farms so will be allocated on a first come first served basis on return of a signed form and attendance at the first meeting. Please speak to Charlotte if you would like a form or more information and she will get you signed up.