Date: 28th Jun '12
Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Herringston Dairy, Herringston Estate, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PU
This event will focus on cattle handling and the effective control of gut worm and lung worm in grazing cattle. The estate runs a herd of 80 spring calving suckler cows with the progeny finished on the farm. Artificial Insemination with sexed semen is being used to improve the quality of replacement females.
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 the farm walk.
To book your place please contact the Rural Business School on 0845 458 7485.