Category: Cattle, Gloucestershire
TB is a devastating disease for the UK cattle industry, affecting livelihoods, animal health and welfare, herd genetics and farmer wellbeing. The ‘Bovine TB Strategy Review’, led by Prof. Sir Charles Godfray, highlighted the need for industry stakeholders to take greater ownership of disease control. Come along to the inaugural TBAS conference to learn more about what can be done to reduce the risk and impact of TB on farms.
Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 9am
Venue: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, GL7 6JS.
9.00 Registration and trade stands
10.00 Opening address. Prof. Sir Charles Godfray,University of Oxford
10.20 TB in England – Where are we going? Prof. James Wood, University of Cambridge
10.50 Disease control in practice – What can we do? James Russell, British Cattle Veterinary Assoc.
11.30 Coffee break and trade stands
12.00 The role of wildlife in TB transmission. Andy Robertson, University of Exeter
12.30 Building resilience into your business. Sarah Tomlinson, Technical Director, TBAS
1.00 Lunch, trade stands and workshops
2.30 TB – a farmer’s perspective. Mark Jelley, Beef Farmer, Northants
3.00 Panel discussion
3.30 Closing remarks. Prof. Sir Charles Godfray,University of Oxford
3.45 Tea and trade stands
4.30 Event closes
Tickets are priced at £100 + VAT. However, farmers can attend for the discounted price of just £25 + VAT.
To book your place, please visit http://bit.ly/TBAS2019
Category: Cattle, Lincolnshire
BVD is the 3rd biggest cost to the UK’s cattle industry after mastitis and lameness, due to reproductive losses and suppression of herd immunity.
The BVD – Stamp It Out project provides funding (through RDPE) to cover veterinary time and lab costs, so that famers can take action to eradicate BVD from their herd. The scheme is open to all farmers that keep breeding cattle, regardless of your current BVD status.
Due to popular demand, we are providing another opportunity to attend this meeting. Please come along to hear more about this exciting new initiative and have your questions answered!
Wednesday 3rd July at 4pm
Westpoint Farm Vets, 2 Furzehill Cottages, Bilsby, Alford, Lincs, LN13 9QS
There will be an update from the Westpoint team on BVD and the new funding that is available as part of the ‘BVD – Stamp It Out’ project.
To book your FREE place, please call 01485 609031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Category: Cattle, Essex
Join Westpoint Chelmsford for a chance to talk over the challenges of the past lambing season, and discuss how we can help you to make lambing 2020 a smoother and more rewarding process.
Date: Tuesday 9th July at 6.30pm
Venue: Essex Young Farmers building, Whitbreads Business Centre, Whitbreads Farm Lane, Chatham Green, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3FE.
Please call 01306 628489 to book your place or email email@example.com
We can blame the weather for many issues in this past season, but there are contingency plans we can put in place together to make 2020 easier, including:
– parasitism in ewes and lambs
– trace element deficiencies
– infectious diseases
– lambing complications
– nutritional problems
This will be an interactive session, where you’ll have the chance to discuss issues specific to your farm in small groups with our vets.
The meeting is £5 +VAT per person. There will be hot food provided!
To register your interest, and assist with catering numbers, please call 01306 628489.