A FREE hands-on event looking at the need for effective cattle
buildings and the control of respiratory disease is being held
for West Midlands sheep farmers which could add £££s
to their businesses.
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The event is organised by the English Beef and Lamb Executive
(EBLEX) Better Returns West Midlands.
Farm Owner Adam Quinney and Dr. Mike Kelly, buildings design expert,
will lead a farm walk. Mike will review buildings at the farm for
design and ventilation in relation to animal health. Mike will
also explain how buildings can be improved cheaply and effectively
to decrease the likelihood of poor animal health and performance.
There will also be a discussion on pneumonia and current options
available for treatment and control of this disease, followed by
an open discussion.
EBLEX Regional Development Manager, Phil Hadley, said: “Ineffective
cattle buildings are an increasing problem and create both health
and welfare issues. Pneumonia is often poorly controlled due to
mis-diagnosis - this event will highlight the key issues.”
The event will take place from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Monday 16th
October in Sambourne, Warwickshire.
To book your place at this event, please call Emma Horn, Better
Returns West Midlands Co-ordinator, on: 07970 312230.
The event is part of the DEFRA funded West Midlands VTS programme ‘Better
Returns West Midlands’ and is organised by EBLEX in partnership
with the NFU, the West Midlands Rural Hub Network, the NSA, NBA
and the West Midlands Livestock Forum as well as receiving support
from a number of leading industry organisations including ABP,
BOCM PAULS, Genus, Meadow Quality Ltd, Pfizer and Schering-Plough
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