The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF)

Livestock Event: Farm Health Planning Seminars – The Joint Farmer- Vet Approach


Farmers and their vets will be teaming up to share how they have proactively addressed some of the most common and challenging health issues found on  beef and dairy units in the Farm Health Planning seminars to be staged at Livestock Event at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 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 have collaborated in solving various challenges. Topics such as ketosis in transition cows, cow flow and housing design, mastitis and youngstock management amongst others will be shared in a very practical way via short seminars staged in the Animal Health Zone where there will be ample opportunity for further discussion with the speakers after each presentation.

FHP co-ordinator, Brian Lindsay 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 may just work for them when they return to their farms.”

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