Events & Newsletters

Farm Newsletter February 2019.pdfDownload

The February 2019 Farm Newsletter is out now!

Click here to download the most recent newsletter with useful information and articles on:

  • Ketosis in cows
  • BVD meetings
  • Calf scour
  • Farm dog and cat worming
  • Cattle lameness and mobility testing

  • Meet our new Australian vet Callum Bettington
  • Find out about our brand new annual events - "DAIRY INSIDE OUT" and "BEEF & SHEEP INSIDE OUT"
Spring 2019 Calving Course.pdfDownload

Penbode Farm Vets - Calving Course

Calving Course
Holsworthy Branch, North Road, Holsworthy EX22 6HB Friday 15 February, 9:30am to 3:30pm

The calving course is a 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
Costs £75* includes lunch *ex. VAT

Please call Stratton 01288 353766 to book
Spring 2019 Lambing Course.pdfDownload

Lambing Courses 2019 - EXTRA MARCH DATE ADDED

Adults and U18s Lambing Courses February 2019

Run in small groups, you will learn about the care of the pregnant ewe, causes of abortion, managing flock nutrition, prevention of common problems and guidance on tricky presentations.

Adult course: Tuesday 5 Feb (inc. lunch) £75

U18s course: Saturday 9 Feb £25


Adult course: Thursday 14 March

All courses are held at the Holsworthy branch. Theory takes place in the Equine branch meeting room and then the practical happens in our lambing bay using our own lambing simulator.

To book your space contact your local branch:

Camelford 01840 212229 | Stratton 01288 353766 | Holsworthy 01409 253418 | Bradworthy 01409 241241

January 2019 and pull out.pdfDownload

Happy New Year - the January 2019 Newsletter is out now

In this month's newsletter you can read all about:

How to reduce the use of antibiotics at lambing and throughout the year

How being part of VetPartners means not only will you be able to access Spirovac in time for spring vaccination against Leptospirosis but we can also call on other farm vets in the area to help us maintain our great OOH service

How our VetTechs can help you with your calf growth rates with Calf Tracker

What Farm Vet Nick gets up to in his spare time!

What events and courses we have coming up

PLUS - do you employ an apprentice on your farm? Are you thinking of employing an apprentice? Penbode Farm Vets Steph Prior and Andy Stokes already deliver some courses for Duchy College and from September 2019 we will be running our won Agricultural Apprenticeship Level 3 course. If you or your apprentice is interested simply contact the Stratton Farm branch on 01288 353766 to register for a prospectus.

Bude RFC New Year 2019 poster.pdfDownload

Penbode Farm Vets Bude RFC Hog Roast invitation

Come and watch Bude RFC play Torquay Athletic at home on Saturday 5 January and enjoy a marvellous hog roast and a drink on us!

All Penbode clients and their families are invited!

When: Saturday 5 January 2019

What time: Gates open and hog roast 1:30pm

Where: Bude RFC, Bencoolen Meadown Ground, Bude EX23 8QG

Who's playing: Bude v. Torquay Athletic - KO 2:30pm

All clients and their families are invited.

This is always a popular event and spaces are limited!

Call your local Penbode branch to book your FREE tickets.
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