The Productive Sheep Flock: Challenges and Opportunities - held via Zoom
Date: Thursday 22nd April 2021 7.45pm
Talk by Mike Glover BA VetMB CertSHP FRCVS
Since qualifying from Cambridge in 1983 I have spent the majority of my career in farm practice in South Molton alongside a wonderful team of past and present colleagues whose special interest has been working with sheep farmers. In 1988 I gained a certificate in sheep health and production and was recently awarded a RCVS diploma of fellowship for my thesis on factors associated with the reproductive performance of ewes inseminated laparoscopically in the UK.
The best way to describe how I work with sheep farmers is to say that I aim to engage farmers in proactive health planning in a collaborative approach to improving the health, welfare and performance of their flocks over the long term. In this talk I will discuss some of the challenges farmers and vets face in maintaining productive sheep flocks and the opportunities that there are for vets to work closely with farmers to sustainably reduce the impact of infectious and parasitic diseases on productivity and to optimise performance. As vets, flock visits are our best opportunity to get to know a farmer, the sheep and the farm; to review past performance and to discuss current issues affecting the productivity of the flock and how these can be best managed. They are also an opportunity to demonstrate our interest in working with sheep farmers and to build trust and confidence in our ability to help improve future performance by offering a wide range of cost-effective services throughout the year.
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