Date: 3rd Jul '12
Time: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Meldon Farm, Meldon, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4LU
This event will focus on cattle handling and the effective control of gut worm and lung worm in grazing cattle. The farm runs three separate suckler herds (spring calving and autumn calving) totalling about 320 cows. The progeny are sold as stores at various ages.
Cattle handling facilities on many farms are inadequate. All too often they pose a health and safety threat to those working with stock and to the animals themselves. Miriam Parker who has designed cattle handling systems all over the world will explain the fundamental aspects of cattle behaviour and what to aim for when improving existing cattle handling systems or installing new ones. This event will also consider anthelmintic use in cattle at grass focusing on preventing excessive use and targeting those animals that need it.
*Please bring footwear that can be disinfected and warm clothing for th farm walk.
To book your place please contact the Rural Business School on 0845 458 7485.