The underperformance of livestock will affect both farm profitability and the farm carbon footprint, as the same emissions will be produced, but for less saleable output. Research undertaken by SRUC at the Crichton’s dairy research centre shown that maintaining cows in the correct body condition score was the most important measure in reducing lameness and therefore reducing the subsequent amount of culling as a result of lameness.
You are invited to join us on this interactive on-farm event with a practical demonstration from David Grey, (Hoof & Hyde Ltd) on foot trimming, David will be bringing his new hoof trimming crush with him. We will also look at how and when feet should be trimmed and methodology involved in actual foot trimming.
Colin Mason, SAC Consulting Veterinary Services, along with one of our local vets, will speak on locomotion scoring, including the ability to recognise lameness in cows from observation and movement.
As lunch will be provided, booking is essential – please use the booking form below to secure your place. As this is an outdoor event, warm, wet weather clothing will be required including footwear that can be dipped in disinfectant for biosecurity.
Find out more information about improving your farm efficiency and carbon footprint at the Farming For a Better Climate webpage.
Bookings are no longer available for this event.
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