Events & Newsletters

Small dairy farmers scheme

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.

Applications must be in by 31 May 2017. 

Visit the Government site here to find out more and to apply.

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Penbode Farm Vets - May 2017 Newsletter

This month's newsletter is out now!

In it you can:
  • Learn about the innovative QScout milk sampling process which is helping to guide selective dry cow therapy decisions. 
  • Gen up on beef heifer synchronisation
  • Get on yer bike and join us as we welcome Penbode Vets for a well earned rest en route from Land's End to John O' Groats
  • Sign up for our next sheep event

Don't miss out on our great synch and testing offers!

Farm Animal EMS Student Externship 2017

Penbode Farm Vets, are pleased to be able to offer a farm animal externship. This opportunity is for fourth and final year students with a keen interest in farm animal work. 

The practice has 17 dedicated farm animal vets working in Devon and North Cornwall in a predominantly dairy farming area. There is a wealth of experience across the practice with including a DBR and several certificate holders. 

To find out more about the Externships download the document.

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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


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.

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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
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