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Barren Ewe Visits 2018-19

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 11:15

More than 4 BARREN EWES in a flock of 100, or 24 in 600?

Don’t let them take their secrets with them: book your Barren Ewe Visit.  Running from 1st November until the end of the 2018-19 lambing season.

A barren ewe rate higher than 4% at scanning suggests a problem that warrants investigation...

Do you know what your status is for: Toxoplasmosis, Resistant gut roundworms, Liver fluke, Trace elements & Iodine, Maedi-Visna, Johne’s, Jaagsiekte/OPA & Border Disease?

£80 includes a visit and sufficient vet time* to permit sampling for the various possible causes.  We are working alongside Axiom veterinary lab to carefully and cost-sensitively select tests that are tailored to your farm and flock history.

A high barren rate may be a result of infectious abortion, or may indicate a more widespread issue that limits production and profitability within the flock. 

Take the opportunity to find out the cause of your barren ewes and build an action plan with us to prevent production losses in the future.

*Expected time on farm up to 45 minutes; additional time will be charged at usual hourly rate. Charge does not include lab work, P&P and sampling materials costs.

Free BVD Testing

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:00

As you will probably have read in the farming press, DEFRA has made funding available for a new National BVD Campaign in England.  The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)  is to provide funding for 1 to 1 on-farm advisory visits by a vet to work with keepers of breeding cattle to tackle the disease on their farms.

Every farm with breeding females and an SBI number is eligible for FREE BVD testing, including visit fees and time, to assess their current status.  Thereafter a bespoke plan to eradicate disease if present, or maintain a BVD Free status if not, will be provided.

BVD is probably the most signficant disease you can have on your farm.  Its effects are many and varied as it depresses the immune system.  If you vaccinate this does not necessarily mean you are without disease, so don't miss this opportunity to control BVD on your farm.

Calweton Vets have been tasked with enrolling and testing all our clients and we will do our best to fulfill this over the next two years.  Most of this can be worked around TB tests providing people sign up early.

If you would like to take part, you will need to join us for a pasty lunch for to complete an enrolment form and find out more.

The first meeting is on Wednesday 5th December.  Please contact the Farm Office on 01579 386132 to reserve your place.

Cornwall Women in Dairy Group

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:00

Join our very own Sarah Caldwell at the next meeting of the Cornwall  Women in Dairy Group

Topic: Effective use of pain relief in calves and cows
Speakers: Ailsa Milnes (Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health) & Sarah Caldwell (Calweton Veterinary Group)

Find out how pain relief can be used as part of effective treatment of cows and calves.

Pain relief can significantly reduce the impact of disbudding, castration and calving on an animal’s wellbeing and productivity as well as aiding recovery from illness and injury.

Date:   Monday 19 November 2018

Time:   11:00 – 14:00

Venue: Marsh Farm, Landulph, Nr Saltash PL12 6ND, by kind permission of the Best Family

Lunch & drinks will be provided – please book your place. Clean boots only on the day please!

For further information please contact: Kate Harris AHDB Dairy 07929 203703 kate.harris@ahdb.org.uk

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event.

Ram Breeding Soundness Evaluations

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 09:30

Will you be using single sire mating groups?

Is your ram : ewe ratio higher than 1:50?

A ram serving 40 ewes with a 2 year lifespan costs you £4.58 per lamb

A ram serving 80 ewes lasting 4 seasons costs you just £1.15 per lamb

Based on ram cost £550 and rearing at 150%

Or would you just like to reduce the risk of using an infertile ram and having some unwelcome surprises at scanning time?

Then take advantage of our RAM BREEDING SOUNDNESS EVALUATIONS.

Our pre-breeding evaluations comprise a full physical examination, and semen collection and evaluation.

Sessions will take place at our Merrymeet branch this Autumn.

£35 per ram for a half hour appointment.

Friday 5th October (afternoon only)

Wednesday 10th October (all day)

Booking essential on 01579 386132

 

Ram Breeding Soundness Evaluations

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 13:30

Will you be using single sire mating groups?

Is your ram : ewe ratio higher than 1:50?

  • A ram serving 40 ewes with a 2 year lifespan costs you £4.58 per lamb

  • A ram serving 80 ewes lasting 4 seasons costs you just £1.15 per lamb

Based on ram cost £550 and rearing at 150%

Or would you just like to reduce the risk of using an infertile ram and having some unwelcome surprises at scanning time?

Then take advantage of our RAM BREEDING SOUNDNESS EVALUATIONS.

Our pre-breeding evaluations comprise a full physical examination, and semen collection and evaluation.

Sessions will take place at our Merrymeet branch this Autumn.

£35 per ram for a half hour appointment.

Friday 5th October (afternoon only)

Wednesday 10th October (all day)

Booking essential on 01579 386132

 

 

Mastering Medicines Certification

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 18:30

New Red Tractor guidelines recommend that a member / members of farm staff attend a training course in the handling and administration of medicines.

We do not want to teach you to suck eggs, but hope to provide a better understanding of medicines and their use in the changing climate.

With this in mind we are running a number of courses, to be held at Duchy College, as follows:

Tuesday 14th August:  12.30pm - 3pm or 6.30pm - 9pm

Thursday 23rd August: 12.30pm - 3pm or 6.30pm - 9pm

Pasty included at all meetings!

Attending one of these events will enable attendees to become certified as competent at administering medicines to livestock.

Please note that there is a £40pp charge to attend, with subsequent attendees from the same farm charged at £30pp.

RSVP to 01579 386132

Mastering Medicines Certification

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:30

New Red Tractor guidelines recommend that a member / members of farm staff attend a training course in the handling and administration of medicines.

We do not want to teach you to suck eggs, but hope to provide a better understanding of medicines and their use in the changing climate.

With this in mind we are running a number of courses, to be held at Duchy College, as follows:

Tuesday 14th August:  12.30pm - 3pm or 6.30pm - 9pm

Thursday 23rd August: 12.30pm - 3pm or 6.30pm - 9pm

Pasty included at all meetings!

Attending one of these events will enable attendees to become certified as competent at administering medicines to livestock.

Please note that there is a £40pp charge to attend, with subsequent attendees from the same farm charged at £30pp.

RSVP to 01579 386132

Mastering Medicines Certification

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 18:00

New Red Tractor guidelines recommend that a member / members of farm staff attend a training course in the handling and administration of medicines.

We do not want to teach you to suck eggs, but hope to provide a better understanding of medicines and their use in the changing climate.

With this in mind we are running a number of courses, to be held at Duchy College, as follows:

Tuesday 14th August:  12.30pm - 3pm or 6.30pm - 9pm

Thursday 23rd August: 12.30pm - 3pm or 6.30pm - 9pm

Pasty included at all meetings!

Attending one of these events will enable attendees to become certified as competent at administering medicines to livestock.

Please note that there is a £40pp charge to attend, with subsequent attendees from the same farm charged at £30pp.

RSVP to 01579 386132.

Mastering Medicines Certification

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:30

New Red Tractor guidelines recommend that a member / members of farm staff attend a training course in the handling and administration of medicines.

We do not want to teach you to suck eggs, but hope to provide a better understanding of medicines and their use in the changing climate.

With this in mind we are running a number of courses, to be held at Duchy College, as follows:

Tuesday 14th August:  12.30pm - 3pm or 6.30pm - 9pm

Thursday 23rd August: 12.30pm - 3pm or 6.30pm - 9pm

Pasty included at all meetings!

Attending one of these events will enable attendees to become certified as competent at administering medicines to livestock.

Please note that there is a £40pp charge to attend, with subsequent attendees from the same farm charged at £30pp.

RSVP to 01579 386132

Sheep Meeting - Rams at the Ready

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:00

Join us for a meeting discussing what to look for in a ram, ram MOTs, and fertility interventions in sheep.

RSVP to 01579 386132.

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