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Strategic Farm Event – Cumbria

December 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:45 pm

Free

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.

 

Programme

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

1.45pm           End

 

*If you have any special dietary requirement please contact us as soon as possible

Details

Date:
December 13, 2017
Time:
10:30 am - 1:45 pm
Cost:
Free

Organiser

AHDB KE events hub
Phone:
01904 771212
Email:
KE.Events@ahdb.org.uk

Venue

Kirkhouse Farm
Brampton Cumbria CA8 1JR + Google Map