Events & Newsletters

Spring 2018 sheep newsletter final.pdfDownload

The Spring Sheep Newsletter is out now!

Here's something to warm you up after a tricky lambing!



The Penbode Farm Vets Sheep Team's new sheep newsletter, packed with vital information on nutrition, lamb care, disease reminders, worming and of course #ColostrumIsGold and special offers is out now!

Don't forget to join the Penbode Flock Health Club. Ask your branch for details.
Total Hoof Care Nick Bell Flyer.pdfDownload

Foot trimming demonstration

Total Hoof Care Foot Trimming Demonstration with Dr. Nick Bell


Join Total Hoof Care for a FREE on farm foot trimming demonstration and hoof health discussion with guest expert speaker Dr. Nick Bell. Click here for more information.

We will have FREE demonstrations (focusing on preventative routine trimming, correct block application and locomotion scoring) and FREE lunch!

Two dates to choose from:

Monday 26 February from 10:30am
Seckington Dairies, Hartland, Bideford, EX39 5SG (by kind permission of Mr. J. Goaman)

Tuesday 27 February from 10:30am
Shilstone Farm, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh, EX37 9QR (by kind permission of Mr. R. Knapman)

About Dr. Nick Bell
Dr. Nick Bell has spent many years, firstly at Bristol Vet School, and more recently at the RVC, working towards ways of evaluating and improving cow mobility. This has resulted in schemes such as the AHDB Healthy Feet project.

Call Holsworthy 01409 253418 or Bideford 01237 870456 to book your place

Sponsored by CEVA and Boehringer Ingelheim
February 2018 Bradworthy.pdfDownload

The February Farm Newsletter is out now!

Our new look newsletter is now six months old!

Click here to download your copy.


You can have a say in how it will look and what sort of content it has over the next six months. Simply click https://bit.ly/penfarmsurvey to complete the survey PLUS you could win a bottle of wine just for doing so!

In the meantime this month's newsletters topics include:
  • Focus on Calf Scour
  • In Kate Forgan's wellies!
  • Upcoming events and courses
  • Spotlight on the Dymond Blue British Blue herd of Alscott
  • #Februdairy
  • And of course those all important offers!


December 2017 - sheep pages.pdfDownload

January Sheep News

Are you ready for lambing?

Here's the Penbode Sheep Team's handy guide to lambing with a great lambing kit offer plus those all important courses.

Book before the end of the week to ensure your place!

Call 01288 353766 or 01409 253418
Penbode Farm Vets Beef Fertility Supper Talks Feb 18.pdfDownload

Dairy and Beef Fertility Supper Talks

Last chance to book your FREE places at Penbode Farm Vets Dairy and Beef Fertility Supper Talks


Dairy Events

30 January               Holsworthy Golf Club,EX22 6LP

31 January               The Wilsey Down, Hallworthy PL32 9SH

1 February               Bradworthy Inn, EX22 7TD

Penbode Farm Vets will discuss:

-       Improving herd pregnancy rate / heat detection

-       Embryo implantation

-       Synchronisation to get more cows in calf

Beef Events

6 February               Holsworthy Golf Club,EX22 6LP

7 February              The Wilsey Down, Hallworthy PL32 9SH

Penbode Farm Vets will discuss:

· Tips for a successful calving

· Bull fertility

· Improving pregnancy rate in beef herds

· Synchronisation to create tighter calving patterns


All talks start at 7pm. Contact Penbode Farm Vets to book your spaces:

Holsworthy 01409 253418 | Stratton 01288 353766

Bradworthy 01409 241241 | Camelford 01840 212229

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