We held a farmer training day in February, at Tower House Farm, by kind permission of Mr Allen, and supported by Norbrook. The day began with an informative presentation covering a variety of different emergency scenarios that can arise on a farm – from difficult lambings to bloated cattle, which was then followed by a question-and-answer session.
After this, attendees were split into two groups for the practical sessions. Paul from Norbrook and Robyn our Vet Tech gave a faecal egg counting demonstration and discussed different wormers and the benefits of field rotation to one group.
Meanwhile, FVS vets Freddie and Jorge showed the second group how to safely and correctly take blood samples from sheep and cattle, and carry out body condition scoring, drenching, and examinations of breeding bulls.
To finish off the day, we all enjoyed a scrumptious hog roast from ‘Farmer Lou’.