Calving Course

Our next Calving course -Thursday 22nd February 2024 - £85pp inc lunch 9:30am - 3:30pm – Holsworthy Market and then Holsworthy Branch after lunch. 

This one-day small group, practical course aimed at farmers, smallholders and farm staff who are new or feel inexperienced when calving. 

Topics will include:

  • Calving environment and handling facilities and equipment
  • Examination of the cow and correction of mal-presentations
  • Normal birth process
  • When to intervene
  • Perinatal cow problems
  • Factors influencing dystocia (calving difficulty) – cow and calf
  • Essentials for the new born calf