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Youngstock Meeting | St Columb
December 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Maximise your calves potential – let’s tackle the issues together! Whether you are a dairy or beef producer you are welcome to come along to this meeting about youngstock. We will provide practical tips on how to maximise health and productivity of your calves whilst reducing your need for antibiotics.
If you attend this youngstock meeting you can sign up for BVD: Stamp It Out to get free vet time on farm to talk about BVD and get free BVD testing.
Date: Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 1.00pm
Venue: Victoria Inn, Victoria Road, Roche, PL26 8LQ.
Please call 01637 889231 to book your place or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting is FREE to attend and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. A light lunch and drinks will be provided. Kindly sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.
We aim to help our producers see opportunities to rear strong calves which turn into healthy producing cows.
How to protect my babies?
• Caring for the dry cows, first steps towards good calf health.
• Colostrum – your “liquid gold”. Are you getting most of the protection colostrum gives to your calves?
• How can an improved housing and grouping help to protect from diseases?
• Reduce the infectious pressure – how to make hygiene and biosecurity work on your farm.
• Vaccination programmes – benefits from vaccine for calves’ immune system.
Benchmarking – do you know how your calf rearing system is performing?
• Monitoring and comparing youngstock performance on your farm.
• How to set meaningful and achievable targets for health and production parameters in your calving unit.
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!