Youngstock Discussion Group

June 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am-June 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

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Youngstock Discussion Group

June 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

An open meeting with Friars Moor Youngstock Group. Rearing calves at Hemsworth Farm with a focus on optimising gut health.

With the third spring calving season complete at Hemsworth, an organic Viking Red herd; it’s a good time to reflect on calf rearing 2023.

Join us for a calf farm tour to hear how colostrum transfer is optimised with dry cow feeding and farm protocols for colostrum harvesting and delivery. Calves grow well on pasteurised whole milk. The farm has worked hard to reduce the impact of cryptosporidium in the calves and have some novel ideas to share. We will be joined by Berry Agriculture and Wynnstay to hear about two new gut health products which have worked well at Hemsworth. This will be a great opportunity for all herds, whether block or AYR calving to visit one of our newest group members, and to pick up tips for crypto control on their own farms.

Lunch is provided. Please wear clean wellies as usual. Arrive at 10:45am for tea and coffee for an 11am start.

By kind permission of Sophie Alexander, Andrew Batty and Jenny Bailey.

Included in youngstock group membership. Non members very welcome – £10/person.


June 21, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Friars Moor
01258 472314
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Hemsworth Farm
Hemsworth Farm, Witchampton
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 5BN United Kingdom
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