Weekly Webinars

Join us and industry experts for a wide range of topical webinars aimed at providing useful support and information to you during this uncertain time.

 

To join a webinar, visit our What's On page or contact Delyth Evans on delyth.evans@menterabusnes.co.uk

 

Upcoming Webinars:

 

Recent Webinars:

14/05/2020

Suckler cow fertility

Fertility is the foundation of every profitable suckler herd!

Dr Iwan Parry, Milfeddygon Dolgellau Veterinary surgery discussing the main factors which contributes to establishing a healthy and fertile herd.

  • Pre-mating management
  • Fertility test/indicators
  • How to maintain good fertility
  • Targets

 

12/05/2020

Top tips for quality silage

Dave Davies from Silage Solutions discussing ideas on how to produce top quality silage.

  • What influences the quality of silage?
  • What management factors can be done to ensure good quality silage?
  • What are the secrets in producing good silage?

Presentation

 

07/05/2020

Pig disease prevention and maximising performance

Pig vet and specialist, Bob Stevenson discovering the considerations needed to help prevent diseases on pig units.

  • Current biosecurity risks to pig farms, with an emphasis on diseases such as African Swine Fever.
  • Biosecurity management protocols such as quarantining and securing good levels of hygiene to prevent introduction and spread of diseases.
  • How acute biosecurity actions can improve overall pig and farm performance.

Presentation

 

05/05/2020

Managing the growing lamb

Lesley Stubbings, independent sheep consultant discussing lamb growth expectations up to weaning.

  • What are we aiming for? The importance of setting targets of what growth development you’d like to see between 8 and 12 weeks.
  • The impact worm control has on lamb growth and how it should be monitored and tested.
  • How grazing and grass quality are major factors in lamb growth?
  • At what age should the lambs be weaned? When should we be weaning lambs?

 

30/04/2020

Dealing with too little or too much grass

Liz Genever, independent beef and sheep consultant discussing variable grass growth this spring.

  • Making sure ewe and cow requirements are being met during lactation to maximise growth rates
  • Understanding which options (e.g. rotational grazing, supplementary feeding, nitrogen use and prioritising stock classes) could be most useful for your farm
  • How to measure and monitor grass to make sure areas can be shut up for silage without affecting animal performance

Presentation

 

23/04/2020

Focus on parasites in lambs in the spring

Eurion Thomas from Techion discussing parasites in lambs in the spring.

  • The output from various Farming Connect parasite management projects
  • Nematodirus control and best treatment options
  • The use of faecal egg count’s in young lambs and interpreting the results

Presentation