DIY AI Courses
13-15 July 2021 (day 1 in Salisbury, days 2 and 3 on-farm)
20-22 September 2021
DEFRA-approved Certificated DIY AI Training providing dairy or suckler farm staff with the knowledge and skills to carry out this important process themselves. This three day course covers bovine anatomy and physiology and heat detection and AI timing theory. It then provides the chance to get to grips with the practical technique using uteruses and then live cows to ensure safe passage of AI guns through cervixes and into the correct part of the uterus. Cost: £450 for full course including learning material to take away. We also offer refresher options if spaces are available for the on-farm days - please contact the office if this is of interest.
Foot Trimming Course
A three-hour course, please register your interest for confirmation of date and location.
DIY Foot trimming course discussing anatomy/physiology of the bovine foot before providing the opportunity to practice routine foot trimming on a variety of feet. Cost: £100
27 July (Newton Wood Barns, Newton Valence)
Afternoon course discussing the normal calving process, common issues, and how to intervene before providing practical experience using our Blue Barrel ‘cows’. Would suit less experienced farm workers looking to gain more confidence. Cost: £80
Pre-Tupping Checks: Getting Your Rams Ready
(Plus Flock Health Club relaunch)
Monday 16 August, 2pm at Gastons Farm, Nether Wallop
Responsible Use of Medicines
Thursday 19 August, 9am-11am (online via Microsoft Teams).
Cost: £25 per person
Beef Working Group Lameness Meeting
23 August, location to be confirmed
Evening meeting and farm walk discussing the causes of beef lameness and its impact on your herd as well as options for treatment and prevention.
Annual Smallholder BBQ
Late summer, awaiting final COVID announcement!
Places on our courses are limited; please contact the practice on 01722 333291 to book your place, register your interest or if you would like to discuss a specific or tailor-made training course for your farm.