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Strategic Farm Event

December 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Kirkhouse Farm, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1JR

13th December 2017

10:30am – 1:45pm

 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

1.45pm            End


To register your FREE place ring the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771212 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

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


December 13, 2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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