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Sucklers

 

Fertility - a vital component of an efficient suckler herd

  • Bull fertility testing, including thorough examination and semen assessment
  • Heifer pre-breeding assessments, including pelvic measurement to reduce the risk of future losses through calving difficulties
  • Pregnancy “PDs” - best done 6 weeks after bull taken out. All vets carry a modern “Easiscan” ultrasound scanner

Health plans

  • Detailed health plans & concise treatment protocols for your farm, with annual reminders
  • Can be provided in calendar format

Infectious disease

  • Cost-effective screening for diseases such as BVD, IBR, Leptospirosis & Johnes
  • Blood sampling for accreditation schemes
  • Competitive vaccine prices

Trace elements

  • A simple 6-cow blood & urine test can help identify any problems in the herd’s trace element status.
  • This can quickly pay for itself, whether correcting deficiencies to improve performance, or stopping unnecessary supplements
  • Competitive pricing on supplements e.g. boluses

Parasite control

  • In-house faecal egg counts (results within 1 working day)
  • Advice on parasite control strategies, ad-hoc or in your herd health plan
  • Very competitive prices for wormers, flukicides & fly control

Meetings & talks

We aim to run at least one suckler meeting each year to discuss topics of interest, including guest speakers and external industry experts to give talks. Matt also runs a suckler herd discussion group where farmers meet annually to compare production data to see where improvements can be made for the coming year.

"A very caring friendly practice. They have looked after my animals for the past fourteen years through good times and bad and they are brilliant."

Michelle Jones

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