Events & Newsletters

AHDB Transition Cow Management

Making the transition period work for you and your cows.


The Programme: Effective management of the transition period can make or break the cow's lactation. Find out how dry cow management is crucial to producing a cow that holds condition, calves easily and enters the herd primed to meet her yield potential.

Dr Tom Chamberlain, a dairy veterinary consultant with EBVC, will be providing practical advice on;
•         How you can 'set the cow up' for the transition period
•         Late lactation feeding
•         Drying off policies
•         Feeding and management as a far-off and a close-up dry cow
•         How best should a fresh calver be managed and fed?

Outcomes: The workshop will end wit drawing up action plans and check lists to help you target and improve your transition cow management.

Who should attend? Anyone on farm involved in managing cows

Date:      Wednesday 23 November 2016
Time:     19:00 – 21:30 (supper provided so booking essential)
Venue:   The Cow Shed, Holsworthy Market, Holsworthy EX22 7FA  
          
To book your place, please contact Kate Harris on 07929 203703 or kate.harris@ahdb.org.uk
The cost is covered through your levy. 

Please ensure you register your attendance for catering purposes.

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Penbode Farm Vets Christmas Event and December Newsletter


Penbode Christmas Event at Bude RFC
Christmas is now well on its way and to celebrate Penbode are holding their second Christmas event at the Bude RFC Bencoolen Meadow ground on 17 December from 1:30pm. If you haven't done so already, don't forget to call your local practice to reserve your place (includes free lunch!)

In our December Newsletter:

There's a review of the many events we've attended and held recently - including the successful Sheep Lameness Talk.

We remind all farmers that to receive prescription only medicines your stock needs to have been attended by a Penbode vet in the last six months.

You can learn about the innovative new technologies and management tools Penbode are now offering to farmers to improve their livestock's lifetime productivity.

As well as the all important Christmas opening hours, dates for your diary and Special Offers.

Tackling Sheep Lameness - Free Farm Walk and Talk - November 30

Penbode Farm Vets will be holding a sheep lameness afternoon at Reddivallen Farm, Boscastle (by kind permission of the Brewer family) on Wednesday 30 November from 12 noon



Join us to discuss the following topics:
  • "Are you sure it's just foot rot?"
  • What treatments to use and when
  • Easy solutions to common problems
There will be complimentary food and drink available.

All attendees will receive a FREE Lameness Action Plan follow up visit!

To book call Penbode Stratton on 01288 353766

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Penbode Farm Vets October Newsletter

In our October newsletter: 

Take advantage of great winter housing and herd health offers.

Discover what's available at the Holsworthy Market Branch.

Read about how Penbode is investing in CPD to improve service.

Take a note of dates for your diary - including the forthcoming Cornish Winter Fair.

Penbode Farm Vets - Beef Farm Walk

Penbode invites you to a Free Beef Farm Walk & BBQ kindly hosted by Ada Brookes and Russell Bridger.
Duchy College XL Vets Farm Skills British Cattle Veterinary Association Bicton College