Join the Penbode Farm Vets Sheep team for lunch this month.
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
The Devon meeting takes place at:
The CowShed Cafe, Holsworthy Market, Holsworthy EX22 7FA
Thursday 1 June 12-2pm
Sheep Worm egg count sample collection
· Poo should be collected as fresh as possible ideally still warm when its 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
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.
Visit the Government site here https://bit.ly/SmallDairy to find out more and to apply.