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Controlling liver fluke infection in your herd and winter feeding options – Cambridgeshire
October 30, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 1:00 pm
By kind permission of Burling Brothers Ltd
Join AHDB Beef & Lamb for this event discussing the latest research work on liver fluke control and how it can be implemented on your own farm. Speakers will explain how to test for and then treat liver fluke in your herd and what aspects of herd management can be associated with infection. Laura Stephen and Nerys Wright will discuss winter feeding options for cattle – calculating how much forage you have, how much you will need and options to avoid shortages.
10:15 am Arrival, registration, tea & coffee
10:30 am Welcome & objectives for the meeting-Nerys Wright, AHDB
10:35 am Introduction to farm – Dan Burling – host farmer
10:45 am Managing liver fluke on your farm – Professor Diana Williams, University of Liverpool
- Impact of liver fluke on beef and dairy herds, diagnostics and treatment options
- Management risk factors associated with liver fluke infection and how to use them to your advantage
11:30 am Winter forage – do you have enough to see you through the winter? – Laura Stephen, Isle Vet Group
- Calculating and analysing winter forage – how much do you have, how much do you need?
- Options for filling any gaps
- What does a ‘good’ forage sample look like?
12:00 pm Farm walk
1:00 pm Lunch & close
Places are limited and registration is essential. To book your FREE place ring the AHDB Beef & Lamb events Hub on 01904 771212 or email email@example.com
*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible.