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Farmer Training
Farmer Training

FARM EVENTS & COURSES

HERDSMAN FOOT TRIMMING COURSE - 19th - 21st MARCH

3 day Herdsman Foot Trimming Course

 3 day course – 19th – 21st March 2019

 £480 + VAT PP, inc. lunch & certificate

Lameness issues have a huge impact on the dairy industry not only from a welfare perspective but also financially. Loss accumulates not only from the cost of corrective treatment but also in production losses.

Our Herdsman Foot Trimming course is designed to equip you with the skills you need to reduce instances of lameness on your farm.

The course teaches attendees to trim using the renowned ‘5 Step Method’. The course is very hands on allowing plenty of time to hone in your skills. The course examines the main causes of lameness and the ways to prevent it. Our training tutors are all experts in their field and are made up of both vets and professional trimmers.

We recommend that after trimming approximately 500 feet it is advisable for you to come and complete a check day with our tutors, this will provide constructive feedback to help you develop your trimming skills.

Practical ‘Hands on’ course to allow maximum opportunity to progress and develop the perfect trimming.

Content includes:

  • Anatomy
  • Preventive Trimming
  • Common Foot Problems
  • Corrective Trimming
  • Equipment care
  • Introduction use of Grinders

To book your place, please call our Farm Team on 01772 861300

 

DIY AI COURSE - 26th - 29th MARCH 2019

Farmer DIY Artificial Insemination Course

26th- 29th March 2019

£430 +VAT

DIY AI can save you time and money by getting your cow inseminated at the right time without the stress of waiting for the technician.

Our DIY AI courses are delivered over four days: 85% of the course time is devoted to hands-on tuition, so that the dexterity skills required have adequate time to be mastered.

All aspects of AI are covered, including: anatomy & physiology, legislation, safe handling of Liquid Nitrogen & semen straws, thawing procedures and the practical AI technique.

Practising the skill is on live cows, on farm. This on-farm environment gives a very relaxed training atmosphere. Assessment of the technique is done by ultrasound examination (cows are inseminated with a viscous liquid which shows up on an ultrasound scanner).

To book your place, please call our Farm Team on 01772 861300

MILKSURE TRAINING COURSE - THURSDAY 28th MARCH 2019

Milk sure

MilkSure Training Course

Thursday 28th March 2019

Our MilkSure courses are run by our MilkSure qualified farm vets. The course covers a classroom based session (1.5 – 2 hours), an on farm risk assessment, plus an online examination.

You are required to register for the online course with MilkSure @ www.milksure.co.uk at a cost of £65.
Once you have done this, we will be notified so you can attend our next classroom training session – the cost of this, including the farm risk assessment is £200.

The next classroom session will be held at Oakhill Farm Vets, Goosnargh on: Thursday 28th March 2019

Benefits of MilkSure training to farmers:

  • having fewer costly milk residue failures.
  • using medicines more efficiently.
  • demonstrating to customers a clear commitment to producing pure, safe milk.

After this course you’ll feel more in control of safeguarding your milk production. You will know the three main areas that are risky and have the necessary tools to avoid residue failures. You and your team will have fewer decisions to make, you will have less doubt and better peace of mind.

For more information, please call the Farm Team on 01772 861300

Milk sure

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EQUINE, FARM & SMALL ANIMAL

Oakhill Veterinary Centre
Langley Lane
Goosnargh
Lancashire
PR3 2JQ
01772 861300

SMALL ANIMAL

Oakhill Veterinary Centre
71 Station Road
Kirkham
Lancashire
PR4 2HD
01772 681992

SMALL ANIMAL

Oakhill Veterinary Centre
93-97 Conway Drive
Fulwood, Preston
Lancashire
PR2 3ER
01772 718774

SMALL ANIMAL

Oakhill Veterinary Centre
220 Watling St Road
Fulwood, Preston
Lancashire
PR2 8AD
01772 700671