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Agriculture: Is the science and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.

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Venue: Colliton Barton, Honiton EX14 3LJ

Colliton Barton, Honiton EX14 3LJ

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Course open to all. Non-clients welcome Course tutor: SALLY WILSON BVMS DBR MRCVS       Venue: R L Persey, Colliton Barton, Honiton EX14 3LJ This course is aimed at herdspeople with an already-high level of stockmanship who wish to acquire more-advanced techniques, enabling them to monitor and enhance the performance of today's high-yielding dairy cow. Areas which will be covered in detail are:

  • Dry Cow Management: metabolic performance, condition scoring, preparing the cow for calving
  • Calving a cow: management around calving, best practice, difficult calvings
  • Fresh cow management: monitoring fresh cow performance, dealing with problem cows, basis in diagnosing common diseases, getting the cow fit for service
  • Management during lactation: how to get the best from your cows, disease monitoring options and vaccination policy
The course is 1 day and will be an equal mix of practical sessions interspersed with theory, planned to increase the herdsperson's skill to their next level. Tuition will be geared to each delegate's indivdual level of knowledge, the sytem in which they farm and their role within the business. In order to deliver this level of indivdual attention places are limited to SIX PEOPLE. TO BOOK: ring the practice on 01278 734828 OR email: Bookings will be taken on first-come, first-serve basis. Payment of £85 deposit is required with booking; balance of £119.00 (incl VAT) to be received by 11 April 2014. Payment can be made by card over the phone (01278 734828), cheque by post (cheques paid to Evolution Vets LLP) or cash at the practice. We are sorry that bookings cannot be confirmed until the deposit has been received.