Events & Newsletters

Sheep worming meetings flyer.pdfDownload

Improving your flock’s productivity through effective worm control

Join the Penbode Farm Vets Sheep team for lunch this month.

We will be discussing:
 - Resistance to wormers
 - How to maximise your worming ROI

FREE lunch
FREE sheep faecal egg count (please bring a fresh sample)
All attendees will receive 30% off their FECRT (normal price £150, attendees pay £100) and a FREE Sheep parasite control plan.

We are holding two meetings for the benefit of our Cornish and Devon sheep farmers.

The Cornwall meeting takes place at:

The Wilsey Down, Hallworthy Market, Hallworthy, PL32 9SH

Thursday 25 May 12-2pm

Contact Penbode Stratton on 01288 353766 today to book your place.


The Devon meeting takes place at:

The CowShed Cafe, Holsworthy Market, Holsworthy EX22 7FA

Thursday 1 June 12-2pm

Contact Penbode Holsworthy on 01409 253418 today to book your place.


Sheep Worm egg count sample collection 

·       Poo should be collected as fresh as possible – ideally still warm when it’s collected

·       Should come from around 10 different animal to get a representation of the group (a small amount from each)

·       A heaped tea spoon per sample is enough but better too much then too little

·       Bring sample in a sealed plastic bag or pot

·       If not collected the day of the meeting then can be stored in the fridge overnight but no longer than that

·       Animals should all be from the same age or management group. (Different ages or management groups would all need separate counts – the offer is for only one!)

·       Submit as much info as possible with the count eg. Last date treated and with which product 

Small dairy farmers scheme

All English dairy farmers who are still active and had a milk production of up to and inc. 1 million litres from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 can apply for a one off share of an £8.5 million fund.

Applications must be in by 31 May 2017. 

Visit the Government site here to find out more and to apply.

May Farm Newsletter.pdfDownload

Penbode Farm Vets - May 2017 Newsletter

This month's newsletter is out now!

In it you can:
  • Learn about the innovative QScout milk sampling process which is helping to guide selective dry cow therapy decisions. 
  • Gen up on beef heifer synchronisation
  • Get on yer bike and join us as we welcome Penbode Vets for a well earned rest en route from Land's End to John O' Groats
  • Sign up for our next sheep event

Don't miss out on our great synch and testing offers!

Farm Animal EMS Student Externship 2017

Penbode Farm Vets, are pleased to be able to offer a farm animal externship. This opportunity is for fourth and final year students with a keen interest in farm animal work. 

The practice has 17 dedicated farm animal vets working in Devon and North Cornwall in a predominantly dairy farming area. There is a wealth of experience across the practice with including a DBR and several certificate holders. 

To find out more about the Externships download the document.

April Farm Newsletter.pdfDownload

Penbode Farm Vets - April 2017 Newsletter

The Penbode Farm Vets April 2017 Newsletter is available online now.

In it we:
  • Discuss beef fertility
  • Briefly cover Mycoplasma
  • Review March events
  • Highlight the responsible use of antimicrobials
Don't forget to support our vets charity involvement! Including Vicki Shepherd's triathlon in aid of Send a Cow. Plus we look forward to welcoming Andrew Cobner to the Holsworthy Practice on 8 May during his Lands End to John O'Groats bike ride.

Don't miss out on our excellent Quick Start Colostrum Offer


The Dry Cow Management event scheduled for 20 April at The CowShed Cafe, Holsworthy Market has been postponed to a summer's evening due to the good weather we're having. Thank you to all those who've shown an interest in coming. We'll be in touch with you directly.

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