Events & Newsletters

National XL Vets Calf Tracker Scheme Evening

How it has worked and how it can help you improve calf development

Wednesday 15 March, 7-9pm, The Bradworthy Inn, EX22 7TD
Includes complementary hot buffet


 - Introduction to Calf Tracker 

 - Kate Ingram, Zoetis - the importance of pneumonia vaccinations

 - Judith Chapman, Penbode - management of colostrum feeding

 - Benchmarking of current client case studies

Call Penbode Holsworthy, 01409 253418 or Penbode Stratton, 01288 353766 to book your place

February Farm Newsletter.pdfDownload

Penbode Farm Vets - February 2017 Newsletter

The new Penbode Farm Vets newsletter is out now.

It's time to roll up our sleeves and really get down to 2017!

It's vaccination time of year. We have a handy guide to what to vaccinate and when. 

Look out for loads of engaging and informative events scheduled for Spring.

Meet our new European TB testers.

Say 'Welcome Back' to Farm Director Sally Ashford who has returned from maternity leave.

Don't forget to ask your vet or local practice about our great vaccination deals - at internet prices or better!

Calf to Calving - The next generation

AHDB Dairy€™s Calf to Calving initiative shares best management practice from birth through to calving to help you reduce your rearing costs. This meeting will focus on using breeding tools to achieve your future heifer potential.  

Date:     Tuesday 14 February 2017
Time:     10:45 €“ 14:30 (lunch provided)
Venue:   North Petherwin Village Hall, North Petherwin, PL15 8TE                          

Penbode Farm Vet Andrew Tyrer will talk about Clarifide Genomic testing for dairy farmers.        
Genomic testing is changing the way dairy farmers make management, selection and breeding decisions on farm.

Following the meeting we will visit the host farm.

To book your place, please contact Kate Harris on 07929 203703 or

WORKSHOP - TB: All badgers and red tape?

Practical common sense ideas that may help your farm beat the odds.

When: Wednesday 15 February
Where: Duchy College, Stoke Climsland.
Time: 10am - 3:30pm

An interactive workshop giving farmers information on simple biosecurity measures to put in place to help protect your herd against bovine TB.

To book your FREE PLACE, call XL Vets Training Services on 01765 608489 or visit

Managing calves in cold weather - AHDB advice.pdfDownload

Managing calves in cold weather

In cold weather calves require more energy to keep warm. 

Calves must be fed enough milk and concentrate to provide them with extra energy to maintain their body temperature, grow and remain healthy.

Download the AHDB factsheet to find out how best to manage their health in cold snaps
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