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Strategic Farm Event – Cumbria
December 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:45 pmFree
Strategic Farms for Beef & Lamb, part of the wider Farm Excellence Platform, aims to demonstrate clear advances in on-farm productivity by monitoring performance and implementing best practice. Edward Dean is looking to improve the overall efficiency of his farm business. The 154ha farm has a flock of 300 commercial Texel ewes, eight pedigree Dutch Texels and 130 suckler cows. By joining the network of farms, Edward is looking to increase the focus on herd health and start a screening and eradication scheme for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) and Johne’s disease. With his Texel flock, Edward also wants to monitor body condition more closely to better control lamb size and improve ease of lambing.
10.30am Registration/ tea and coffee
11.00am Welcome and outline of the strategic farm programme Sarah Pick (AHDB)
11.15am Introduction to the farm Edward Dean (Host farmer)
11:25am Current activity and key focus areas for the farm Debby Brown (Phileo UK & Ireland)
11:45am Farm walk
12.30pm Discussion on farm priorities
1.00pm Light lunch and questions
*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible