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Infectious Disease and Red Tractor Update Meeting | Leighton Buzzard
October 24, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Come along to our meeting where we will be bringing you some relevant updates on the following areas:
• New BVD funding
• The TB Advisory Service
• Red Tractor Farm Assurance
• Johne’s Disease
Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 12.30pm
Holiday Inn Express, Stationers Place, Apsley, HP3 9RH.
There will also be a sit-down buffet with hot and cold drinks and snacks. To book your FREE place, please call 01296 410021.
BVD – Stamp It Out
BVD is the 3rd biggest cost to the UK’s cattle industry after mastitis and lameness, due to reproductive losses and suppression of herd immunity. The BVD – Stamp It Out project provides funding (through RDPE) to cover veterinary time and lab costs, so that famers can take action to eradicate BVD from their herd. The scheme is open to all farmers that keep breeding cattle, regardless of your current BVD status. Please come along to hear more about this exciting new initiative and have your questions answered!
TB Advisory Service
Cattle farmers across the High Risk and Edge Areas of England are eligible to receive free, bespoke
advice on practical, cost-effective measures to reduce the risks associated with TB. We will have a representative from TBAS at this meeting to discuss biosecurity measures, reducing risk of infection and building resilience.
Red Tractor Farm Assurance
As of 1st June 2018 it is compulsory for all Red Tractor beef and lamb members to have a written annual livestock health and performance review undertaken by their vet. For both Beef and Dairy members, the use of Highest Priority antibiotics (such as Naxcel, Efficur, A180) must only be used when backed up by diagnostic testing.
The National Johne’s Management Plan has entered Phase 2, with the aim of implementing 1 of 6 agreed strategies on dairy farms supplying purchaser members of NJMP to reduce the incidence of the disease. Johne’s disease causes significant losses on all farms, not just dairy herds.
To book your FREE place, please call 01296 410021.