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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

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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.

Click https://bit.ly/PenAprilNews to download.

Dry Cow Event.pdfDownload

Dry cow management for increased profitability - POSTPONED DUE TO GOOD WEATHER

Due to the remarkable good weather we are experiencing the Dry Cow Management Talk scheduled for 20 April will be postponed to a summer's evening.
Thank you to all those who showed interest in attending. You will be contacted directly.

Delivering the Vital90 days - Meeting including lunch


Date: Thursday 20 April
Time: 12-2pm
Where: The CowShed Cafe, Holsworthy Market, EX22 7FA

Presentations on:
 - Dry cow management
 - Specific needs of the transition cow
 - The importance of achieving a smooth transition into milk for future production

Download the flyer for more information or call Penbode Holsworthy on 01409 253418 or Penbode Stratton on 01288 353766 to book your place

Ram longevity

NSA ram longevity 

The National Sheep Association are assisting a group of experts in their investigation in the flock life of rams and reasons for deaths and culling in the UK. The more information they can gather, the better.
 
If you would like to participate please could you complete this quick survey about how long rams last, ram care and common problems you encounter.
 
The survey can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/nsaram
 
Alternatively you can request a paper copy from Laura Williams, NSA Technical Support Officer, on 01684 892661 or laura@nationalsheep.org.uk

Many thanks for your help.
Penbode Cattle Events.pdfDownload

Spring events for cattle farmers

Penbode are always looking to share new thinking and technology with farmers.

Here are few of our forthcoming events

Dairy
Wednesday 29 March, 12-2pm All your dairy herd needs
The Bullers Arms, Marhamchurch EX23 0HB

Presentations on how the latest vet technology strengthens the farmer/vet partnership and delivers results. Including:
  • Improving dairy herd fertility
  • Detecting udder infections with greater accuracy
  • Using locomotion scoring to maintain milk yields
  • Making the most of genomics to breed a better herd
Thursday 20 April, 12-2pm The Vital90
The CowShed Caf©, Holsworthy Market EX22 7FA

Presentations on:
  • Dry cow management
  • Specific needs of the transition cow
  • Importance of achieving a smooth transition into milk for future production
Beef
Wednesday 5 April, from 12 noon Beef farm walk and talk
Larkworthy Farm, Ashwater, Beaworthy, EX21 5DE
(By kind permission of Mr G. P. Kirk)

Talks and discussions to include:
  • Parasite management and coccidiosis
  • How to achieve a tighter, more efficient, calving pattern
  • Is your bull performing to his expected potential?
  • Johne€™s disease: diagnosis and herd level control
Book your place by calling the Stratton or Holsworthy practices.

Free lunch at each event.
Larkworthy Beef Farm Walk.pdfDownload

Spring Beef Farm Walk and Talk

Following our successful last autumn we will be holding another Beef Farm Walk and Talk next month.


Date: 5 April
Time: From 12 noon
Venue: Larkworthy Farm, Ashwater, Beaworthy EX21 5DE (By kind permission of Mr G. P. Kirk and family)
  • Topics we will discuss include:
  • Parasite management and coccidiosis
  • How to achieve a tighter, more efficient calving pattern
  • Is your bull performing to his expected potential?
  • Johne's disease: diagnosis and herd level control
Pasty lunch included

Kindly sponsored by Zoetis

To book your place please call Penbode Holsworthy 01409 253418 or Penbode Stratton 01288 353766

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