Events & Newsletters

Bude RFC New Year 2019 poster.pdfDownload

Penbode Farm Vets Bude RFC Hog Roast invitation

Come and watch Bude RFC play Torquay Athletic at home on Saturday 5 January and enjoy a marvellous hog roast and a drink on us!

All Penbode clients and their families are invited!

When: Saturday 5 January 2019

What time: Gates open and hog roast 1:30pm

Where: Bude RFC, Bencoolen Meadown Ground, Bude EX23 8QG

Who's playing: Bude v. Torquay Athletic - KO 2:30pm

All clients and their families are invited.

This is always a popular event and spaces are limited!

Call your local Penbode branch to book your FREE tickets.
December 2018 for web.pdfDownload


It might be too early to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year but it's certainly the right time to tell you about the contents of this month's newsletter where you can:

Focus on Environmental Mastitis

Learn about our VetTechs tail clipping and udder singeing services

Reserve your FREE tickets to our Hog Roast and Rugby Match on 5 January

Book your spaces on our Mastering Medicines, Lambing and Calving Courses

Find out about how to reduce antibiotic use in calves

Save money on Flukicides and Solacyl

Read all about the Thomas family farm of Treguddick

Plus we've meet the Farm Vet!

Click here to download your copy or pop an email across to if you would like a copy in the post.

November Farm Newsletter.pdfDownload

The Penbode Farm Vets November 2018 newsletter is out now!

Welcome to November!

We have some great articles for you to read this month.
  • The risks of rumen acidosis this winter
  • Farming with the Johns family of Burlorne Tregoose
  • Agricultural apprenticeships
  • Milksure meetings
  • The danger of neospora
Click here to download your copy!

October Farm Newsletter.pdfDownload

The October 2018 Penbode Farm Newsletter is out now

This month we:

  • Focus on worm control in cattle
  • Meet Holsworthy Farm Vet Nim Panesar
  • Visit the Bellews of Court Barton
  • Learn how to control calf scour
  • Offer you an excellent deal on Eprizero
Click here to download your copy today!

BVD programme leaflet.pdfDownload

BVD Stamp it out!

This summer sees the launch of the new RDPE funded programme to tackle BVD in the English cattle herd.

BVD is an endemic disease of cattle across the UK; a disease which costs businesses in lost performance an estimated £61 million p/a.

This project aims to take control of the disease in England, working alongside existing initiatives such as BVDFree to ensure you are aware of the impact of the disease and the appropriate means to eradicate BVD from your herd.

Whos it for? 
You dont have to sign up to the BVD Free initiative. In fact, this programme is particularly suited to those farmers who are not BVD Free or have not signed up to the BVD Free initiative. 

How can you get involved?
Penbode Farm Vets is participating in delivering the programme and many of our vets have undertaken the additional training required. We are therefore ready and able to offer our clients the opportunity to access funding worth up to £850.

The project works with Penbode Farm Vets and you in two ways:
Information meetings €œ we are organising FREE supper meetings (with a choice of date, venue and menu!). The programme asks you to attend two: one when you get involved in the project and one at the end. You, alongside like-minded farmers, are invited to the cluster meeting to find out more about the life cycle of the disease, the implications for your business and the next steps to start taking control. Once we have worked with you and the other members of the cluster, you will all attend a final meeting to discuss the main issues and share ideas about the best control methods with the goal of eradicating the disease from your herds.

One to One Visits €œ following the first meeting, your vet will be funded to visit your farm twice. The first visit will be fact finding and potentially taking some samples to investigate the disease. The second visit will be to discuss the findings of the testing, and recommend a control plan tailored to your business. 
All of the above will be FREE of charge to you, with your vets time funded through the project.

Testing budget €œ one of the barriers to control over the years has been testing costs. This project will pay for a check test (max. £61.80) and in limited circumstances pay for a hunt for PI animals in your herd (max. £440).

Click here to download your handy flyer with all the details of the FREE supper meetings and venues

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