Livestock Event: Farm Health Planning seminars – the joint farmer- vet approach

Farmers and their vets will be teaming up to share how they are proactively addressing some of the most common and challenging health issues found on  dairy and beef units in the Farm Health Planning seminars to be staged at Livestock Event at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July.

Organised by the Cattle Health and Welfare Group and chaired by British Cattle Veterinary Association, each seminar will be led by a farmer with his respective vet explaining how they are collaborating in solving various challenges. 

Topics include the role of vets in targeted fertility programmes for the future, enhancing mastitis management on farm with a focus on the parlour, the challenges and benefits of calf rearing in tight spring calving herds and the importance of compliance in controlling BVD. The seminars will be staged in the Animal Health Zone where there will be ample opportunity for further discussion with the speakers after each presentation which will qualify for DairyPro points. 

FHP co-ordinator, Laura Randall commented: “The FHP seminars have grown in popularity year on year indicating their real value to those that attend the event. The format using farmers and their vets delivering their ‘real life’ story in short punchy seminars is a model that we have seen appreciated by farmers and their advisors in tackling these challenges in an effective manner - an approach that we hope will work for them when they return to their farms.”

•    Acutely aware of the UK dairy industry’s extraordinary difficult times, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, is providing every UK dairy farm with one complimentary ticket. All farmers will also have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets for partners and herdsmen at a favourably reduced rate.