Farmskills 2017 | Herdsman Certificate October-November

Our Farmskills workshops are back for 2017. Find out more and download our booking form to book your place on the Herdsman Certificate.

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Our Farmskills workshops are back for 2017. These will be practical, small group workshops, filled with plenty of practical advice.

You are welcome to attend all four modules, or pick and choose the ones you would prefer to attend. Different members of your team may be interested in different sessions.

Where Will The Sessions Be Held?

All sessions start at Markeaton, and some will include an afternoon session on-farm (venues to be announced).

All modules take place between 10am-3pm.

Clean wellies and overalls must be worn for modules 1, 3 and 4.

How Much Does The Course Cost?

The cost of the course is £75 plus VAT for each day, or £280 plus VAT for all four modules. Cheques should be made payable to ScarsdaleVets LLP.

We have reduced the price of our herdsman certificate this year in response to the low milk price – we still hope that you value these courses as much as in previous years.

Who Will Be Delivering The Course?

Courses are taught by Emily Sycamore, Carolyn Baguley, Rose Jackson and Fay Pooley from Scarsdale Vets.

Emily Sycamore

Graduating for the Royal Veterinary College 2010, Emily started at Scarsdale Vets that September.

Her areas of clinical interest are routine fertility work, suckler, cow fertility and calf management, calf pneumonia and smallholder medicine.

Carolyn Baguley

Carolyn graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 2005.

Carolyn joined the team at Scarsdale Vets in 2010. She gained the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2014 and is also a trained Mobility Mentor for the ADHB Healthy Feet Programme.

Rose Jackson

Rose qualified from Bristol in 2004 and holds a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction from the University of Liverpool.

Her areas of clinical interest are cattle fertility including bull fertility examinations and farmer training including DIY AI training courses.

Fay Pooley

Fay graduated from the University of Nottingham Vet School in 2013 and joined Scarsdale Vets as an Intern that year.

She subsequently joined the team permanently in 2014 and is currently working towards the Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Camelids.

Course Outline

Module 1: The Whats, Whys, Whens and Hows of Veterinary Medicines

Wednesday 25th October 2017 – Presented by Emily Sycamore

The whys, what’s, when’s and how’s of veterinary medicines. Learn why we use certain medicines for certain conditions, how to make the most appropriate choices, when to treat and when not to, and how to administer medicines safely.

Module 2: Mastitis

Wednesday 1st November 2017 – Presented by Carolyn Baguley

Practical advice using real case studies, with tips on how to make the most of your records.

Module 3: Getting Ahead with Genetics and Genomics: A Practical approach to Improving your Herd’s Potential

Wednesday 8th November 2017 – Presented by Rose Jackson

Genomic testing is changing the way dairy producers make management, selection and breeding decisions on farm. quality young bulls early. However, the ability to use the exact same power of prediction for female young stock is now a cost-effective management tool for any dairy farmer. Learn more about the use of genomics to help you to breed a better herd.

Module 4: Heifer Rearing

Wednesday 15th November 2017 – Presented by Fay Pooley

Including colostrum management and prevention of calf scour plus a discussion on our Calf Tracker service.

How Do I Book My Place?

To book your place on the Herdsman Certificate, download our booking form.

Completed booking forms should be returned with payment to:

Scarsdale Veterinary Group, Farm and Equine Practice, Markeaton Lane, Derby, DE22 4NH

Payment can be made via cheque or BACS.

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