Date: 4th Jul '12
Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Grange Farm, Bredon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 7EL
This event will focus on cattle handling and the effective control of gut and lung worms in grazing cattle. The farm runs a herd of 100 mainly South Devon spring calving suckler cows with the progeny finished on the farm.
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 only 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.