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September 2018

Minimising carcase losses in the lamb supply chain – Somerset

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wydon farm, Minehead
Somerset, TA24 8SJ United Kingdom
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Join AHDB Beef & Lamb, The National Sheep Association and Exmoor Hill Farming Network to find out more about minimising carcase losses in lambs. With increasingly tight financial margins in lamb production and processing, it is vital to minimise losses throughout the supply chain. Farmers can maximise their financial returns by concentrating on efficient animal growth, meeting target carcase specifications and minimising the losses of saleable meat and offal. Conditions such as pasteurella and parasitic worms not only cause rejection…

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Minimising carcase losses in the lamb supply chain – Kent

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Springfield Farm, Ansdore
Waltham, Canterbury CT4 5QB United Kingdom
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By kind permission of the Lockwood Family Join AHDB Beef & Lamb and the National Sheep Association (NSA) to find out more about minimising carcase losses in lambs. With increasingly tight financial margins in lamb production and processing, it is vital to minimise losses throughout the supply chain. Farmers can maximise their financial returns by meeting target carcase specifications and minimising the losses of saleable meat and offal. Conditions such as liver fluke, pasteurella and parasitic worms not only cause…

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October 2018

Controlling liver fluke infection in your herd, Northumberland

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cawfields Farm, Haltwhistle Northumberland NE49 9PJ United Kingdom + Google Map

By kind permission of Nick and LeeAnne Oliver Join AHDB Dairy and 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  as well as what aspects of herd management can be associated with infection. Programme 10:30am          Arrival, registration, tea & coffee 10:45am          Welcome & objectives for the meeting –…

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Sheep technical workshop – Planning winter feed options and setting up grazing rotations for the spring, Worcester

October 1 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Baston Hall Farm Yard Suckley, Worcester WR6 5DW United Kingdom + Google Map

By kind permission of Ian and Rosanna Horsley Ian and Rosanna Horsley run a flock of performance recorded Lleyns on a grass-based system. They have been rotational grazing their sheep for many years and submit grass growth data to AHDB’s Forage for Knowledge. The aim of the workshop is to help farmers calculate their winter feed requirements, and discuss options to deal with deficits without affecting spring grass. This event will be at a high technical level. Programme 12:30pm   Arrival,…

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Sheep technical workshop – Planning winter feed options and setting up grazing rotations for the spring- Bedfordshire

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Edlesborough Memorial Hall,, High Street
Edlesborough, Bedfordshire LU6 2HX United Kingdom
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John with his father John runs a flock of 1,700 Highlander and Highlander x Primera April lambing ewes on a grass-based system. The aim is to finish all lambs on stubble turnips and cover crops but this may need to alter after this summer. The ewes are generally tupped away from the home farm but the grass wedge on the keep areas is lower than previous years The aims of the workshop are to help farmers calculate their winter feed…

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Sheep technical workshop – planning winter feed options and setting up grazing rotations for the spring – Leek

October 4 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
New Buildings Farm, Swainsley Road
Butterton, Leek ST13 7SY United Kingdom
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By kind permission of P & R Griffin Peter and Roz Griffin run a flock of 220 ewes on a grass-based system. After completing a large amount of drainage and improvement to the land and infrastructure, they are looking to establish a 75 acre rotational grazing block. The aim of the workshop is to help farmers calculate their winter feed requirements, and discuss options to deal with deficits without affecting spring grass. Programme 10:30am  Arrival, tea and coffee 11:00am   Introductions…

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FREE Farm to Fork – Marketing Prime Sheep Event, Cornwall

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
HR Jasper & Son, Botathan Abattoir
Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7JL United Kingdom
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This practical event, run by AHDB Beef & Lamb & MLC Services Ltd, allows you to handle live animals and make your assessment of fat cover and conformation using the EUROP grid. You will then see the same animals on the hook in the chillers and the actual classification so you can compare the assessments made whilst the animals were alive. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss various market requirements, factors affecting killing out percentages and dressing specifications.…

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Sheep technical workshop – Planning winter feed options and setting up grazing rotations for the spring – Morpeth

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Blackpool Farm, Longhorsley
Morpeth, NE65 8QU United Kingdom
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Graham and Michael runs a flock of 1,900 April lambing Lleyn and Easycare ewes on an organic grass-based system. They have been rotational grazing for several years. This winter, as many as possible of the ewes will be all grass wintered. Due to this season, more lambs have been sold as stores.The aims of the workshop are to help farmers calculate their winter feed requirements, and discuss options to deal with deficits without affecting spring grass.  It will be at…

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Strategic Farm County Durham – Improved Grassland Management event

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Low Houselop Farm, Tow Law
Bishop Auckland Co Durham, DL13 4JR
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AHDB Beef & Lamb  will be hosting a Strategic Farm meeting with David Monkhouse at Low Houselop Farm in County Durham. Following our summer improving performance and breeding event, this event will focus on grassland management. Date: 8th October 2018 Time: 10.30am - 1.30 pm (Includes lunch and farm walk) Location: Low Houselop Farm, Tow Law, County Durham, DL13 4JR. Grazed grass is the cheapest feed on farm and therefore when well managed has the potential to reduce costs significantly. By focusing…

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FREE Farm to Fork – Marketing Prime Beef Event – Merthyr Tydfil

October 16 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
St Merryn Foods 2 Sisters Red Meat, Pengarnddu Industrial Estate
Dowlais Top Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 2TA
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This practical event, run by AHDB & MLC Services Ltd, allows you to handle live animals and make your assessment of fat cover and conformation using the EUROP grid. You will then see the same animals on the hook in the chillers and the actual classification so you can compare the assessments made whilst the animals were alive. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss various market requirements, factors affecting killing out percentages and dressing specifications. Other topics include:…

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Strategic Finisher Farm Port Isaac – Launch Event

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Treswarrow Park Farm, vTreswarrow Park Farm, Trelights,
Port Isaac, PL29 3TW
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Attend the first AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Finisher Farm meeting, hosted by Philip Kent and Clare Parnell at Treswarrow Park Farm in Port Isaac. Date: 16th October 2018 Time: 10.30 am until 1.30 pm (lunch and farm walk included) Location: Treswarrow Park Farm, Trelights Port Isaac, PL29 3TW Philip and Clare are part of our network of strategic farms and are focussing on making improvements to the productivity and efficiency of their finishing system. Over the last year, AHDB and…

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Controlling liver fluke infection in your herd – Cumbria

October 23 @ 10:15 am
Hollins Farm, Ennerdale, Cleator, Cumbria CA23 3AL + Google Map

Join AHDB Beef & Lamb for an event looking at 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. They will provide practical advice on solutions to tackle liver fluke in your herd. Programme 10:15am          Arrival, registration, tea & coffee 10:30am          Welcome & objectives for…

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Farm to Fork – Marketing Prime Beef Event – Calow

October 25 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
R B Elliott & Son, Stud Farm
Calow, Chesterfield S44 5UN
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These practical events, run by AHDB allow you to handle live animals and make your assessment of fat cover and conformation using the EUROP grid. You will then see the same animals on the hook in the chillers and the actual classification so you can compare the assessments made whilst the animals were alive. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss various market requirements, factors affecting killing out percentages and dressing specifications. Other topics include: Current consumer demands Characteristics…

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Strategic Farm, Nottinghamshire – Suckler cow nutrition

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Little Morton Farm, Babworth
Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8BE
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Join us for the next AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm meeting, hosted by Joe Howard from Nottinghamshire. Following our summer grassland event, this event will focus on suckler cow nutrition. Date: 25th October 2018 Time: 10.30am - 1.00 pm (Includes lunch and farm walk) Location: Little Morton Farm, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8BE Feed is a major cost of keeping a suckler cow and has a huge impact on fertility, calving ease and calf performance. At AHDB, we have recently funded a…

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FREE Farm to Fork – Marketing Prime Sheep Event – Dorset

October 31 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
ABP Yetminster, Chetnole Road
Yetminster Dorset, DT9 6HQ
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This practical event, run by AHDB & MLC Services Ltd, allows you to handle live animals and make your assessment of fat cover and conformation using the EUROP grid. You will then see the same animals on the hook in the chillers and the actual classification so you can compare the assessments made whilst the animals were alive. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss various market requirements, factors affecting killing out percentages and dressing specifications. Other topics include:…

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Strategic Farm, North Yorkshire – Suckler Cow Nutrition

October 31 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Davison Farm, Egton
Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 1UA United Kingdom
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Join us for the next AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm meeting, hosted by Guy Prudom at Davison Farm in North Yorkshire. Following our summer grassland event, this event will focus on suckler cow nutrition. Date: 31st October 2018 Time: 10.30 am - 1.30 pm (Includes lunch and farm walk) Location: Davison Farm, Egton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Y021 1UA Feed is a major cost of keeping a suckler cow and has a huge impact on fertility, calving ease and calf performance. At…

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November 2018

Strategic Farm Cumbria – Suckler cow nutrition

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Kirkhouse Farm, Brampton Cumbria CA8 1JR + Google Map

Join us for the next AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm meeting, hosted by Edward Dean at Kirkhouse Farm in Cumbria. Following our summer improving suckler performance event, this event will focus on suckler cow nutrition. Date: 1st November 2018 Time: 10.30am - 1.30 pm (Includes lunch and farm walk) Location: Kirkhouse Farm, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1JR Feed is a major cost of keeping a suckler cow and has a huge impact on fertility, calving ease and calf performance. At AHDB, we have…

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Strategic Farm, Plymouth – suckler cow nutrition

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
West Sherford Farm, Brixton, Plymouth, Devon, PL8 2DP, West Sherford Farm, Brixton, Plymouth, Devon, PL8 2DP
Plymouth, PL8 2DP
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Join us for the next AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic farm event with John Haimes on West Sherford Farm in Plymouth. Following our summer grassland event and with forage supply issues going into the winter, this event will focus on suckler cow nutrition. Date: 6th November 2018 Time: 10.30am - 1.00 pm (Includes lunch and farm walk) Location: West Sherford Farm, Brixton, Plymouth, Devon, PL8 2DP Feed is a major cost of keeping a suckler cow and has a huge impact on…

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Strategic Farm, Canterbury – suckler cow nutrition

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Elbridge Farm, Sturry
Canterbury, Kent CT3 4AT
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Join us for the next AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm meeting, hosted by E.H. Holdstock and son at Elbridge Farm in Canterbury. The focus for this event will be suckler cow nutrition. Date: 7th November 2018 Time: 10.30am - 1.30 pm (Includes lunch and farm walk) Location: Elbridge Farm, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent CT3 4AT Feed is a major cost of keeping a suckler cow and has a huge impact on fertility, calving ease and calf performance. At AHDB, we have recently funded a…

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Strategic Farm, Gloucestershire – Suckler cow nutrition

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Manor Farm Cirencester, Middle Duntisbourne
Cirencester Gloucestershire, GL7 7AR
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Join us for the next AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm meeting, hosted by David Barton at Manor Farm in Gloucestershire. Following our summer grassland event, this event will focus on suckler cow nutrition. Date: 8th November 2018 Time: 10.30am - 1.00pm (includes lunch and farm tour) Location: Manor Farm, Middle Duntisbourne, Gloucestershire,GL7 7AR Feed is a major cost of keeping a suckler cow and has a huge impact on fertility, calving ease and calf performance. At AHDB, we have…

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Strategic Farm Dorchester – Suckler cow nutrition

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Manor Farm Dorchester, Cattistock
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 0JJ
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Join us for the next AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm meeting, hosted by Bertie Newman of Manor Farm in Dorchester. Following our summer improving grassland management event, this event will focus on suckler cow nutrition. Date: 12th November 2018 Time: 10.30am - 1.30 pm (Includes lunch and farm walk) Location: Manor Farm, Cattistock, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 0JJ Feed is a major cost of keeping a suckler cow and has a huge impact on fertility, calving ease and calf performance. This event will…

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Farm to Fork – Marketing Prime Sheep Event – Calow

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
R B Elliott & Son, Stud Farm
Calow, Chesterfield S44 5UN
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These practical events, run by AHDB allow you to handle live animals and make your assessment of fat cover and conformation using the EUROP grid. You will then see the same animals on the hook in the chillers and the actual classification so you can compare the assessments made whilst the animals were alive. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss various market requirements, factors affecting killing out percentages and dressing specifications. Other topics include: Current consumer demands Characteristics…

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Strategic Farm, Northamptonshire – Suckler Cow Nutrition

November 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Perkins Lodge Farm, Brington Road
Long Buckby Northamptonshire, NN6 7NT
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Join us for the next AHDB Beef & Lamb Strategic Farm meeting, hosted by Mark Jelley of Perkins Lodge in Northamptonshire. Following our summer improving grassland management event, this event will focus on feeding, growing and finishing cattle to meet market specification. Date: 21st November 2018 Time: 10.30am - 1.30 pm (Includes lunch and farm walk) Location: Perkins Lodge Farm. Brington Road Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, NN6 7NT Feed is one of the highest costs associated with beef cattle production and therefore getting it right is key…

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Farm to Fork – Marketing Prime Sheep Event

November 22 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
R B Elliott & Son, Stud Farm
Calow, Chesterfield S44 5UN
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These practical events, run by AHDB allow you to handle live animals and make your assessment of fat cover and conformation using the EUROP grid. You will then see the same animals on the hook in the chillers and the actual classification so you can compare the assessments made whilst the animals were alive. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss various market requirements, factors affecting killing out percentages and dressing specifications. Other topics include: Current consumer demands Characteristics…

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