Upcoming Events

Mastering Medicines - Dairy, Beef & Sheep (Workshop)

Wednesday 20th March 2019 - 11.00am - 2.00pm 

**SOLD OUT ** please contact us to be added to the Reserve List or to sign up for the next date.

Larkmead Veterinary Group, Ilges Lane, Cholsey, OX10 9PA

£40 per person. Lunch and certificate provided.

To book your place please email farm@larkmead.co.uk or phone the farm office on 01491 651479


Calf Rearing

Thursday 21st March 2019 - 10.30am - 1.00pm

Sonning, University of Reading, (RG4 6TH) by kind permission of James Lamburn

No charge. Lunch provided.

You will need to bring clean and disinfected boots and protective clothing.

To book your place please email farm@larkmead.co.uk or phone the farm office on 01491 651479


Mastering Medicines - Dairy, Beef & Sheep (Workshop)

Wednesday 10th April 2019 - 11.00am - 2.00pm 

Larkmead Veterinary Group, Unit 2, Fleet Marston Farm, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0PZ

£40 per person. Lunch and certificate provided.

To book your place please email farm@larkmead.co.uk or phone the farm office on 01491 651479


Robotic Milking - a Big Change!

Thursday 25th April 2019 - 10.30am - 1.00pm

Home Farm, Sulhampstead, Folly Farm Partners, kindly hosted by Derrick Davies

We will be joined by Fullwood to discuss the recent switch to robotic milking on this unit.

You will need to bring clean and disinfected boots and protective clothing. No charge.

To book your place please email farm@larkmead.co.uk or phone the farm office on 01491 651479


Drought Preparedness

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 - 2.00pm - 5.00pm

On Farm - please call for details. £40 per person (50% discount for Suckler/Flock Health Club Members)

  • Understand how weather patterns have changed in the past, and how it is predicted to change in the future
  • Know how to make your pastures more drought-resistant (led by an agronomist)
  • Participate in tailored sessions appropriate to your farm type on preparing for drought conditions

To book your place please email farm@larkmead.co.uk or phone the farm office on 01491 651479


Sustainable Worm Control Day

Wednesday 29th of May 2019 - 3 part workshop

On Farm - please call for details. Participants can choose to attend one, two or three parts of this workshop according to their needs. Each are priced individually with a reduced price of £100 per person for attending all three sessions. 50% discount for Suckler & Flock Health Club Members. Lunch will be provided for those attending over the lunch period.

Part I: Sheep Farming in the Age of Wormer Resistance (10.00am - 11.30am) - sheep. £30 per person

  • Understand what is meant by Anthelmintic (wormer) Resistance (AR)
  • Understand the threat AR poses to your flock
  • Understand how AR develops
  • Be able to modify your flock management, in conjunction with your vet, to reduce reliance on wormers and therefore reduce the risk of AR on your farm

Part II: Haemonchosis - Dealing with the Barber's Pole Worm (11.30am - 1.30pm) - sheep & goats. £40 per person.

  • Understand how Haemonchus contortus causes disease
  • Understand the epidemiology of haemonchosis
  • Be able to perform FAMACHA scoring and be able to use this as the basis of a targeted selective treatment approach
  • Know the different treatments available for haemonchosis, and understand their effects on other parasites of sheep, goats and cattle
  • Understand the range of techniques available for the sustainable control of haemonchosis

Part III: Performing on-farm FWECs and TST (2.00pm - 4.00pm) - sheep, goats & cattle. £40 per person.

  • Learn how to perform a modified McMaster faecal worm egg count
  • Understand the applications and limitations of worm egg counts
  • Be able to describe what is meant by targeted treatment, selective treatment and targeted selective treatment
  • Be able to apply these techniques to your flock/herd
  • Understand how all these techniques can aid sustainable worm control in sheep flocks, goat herds and cattle herds

To book your place please email farm@larkmead.co.uk or phone the farm office on 01491 651479


Mastering Medicines - Dairy, Beef & Sheep (Workshop)

Monday 3rd of June 2019 - 11.00am - 2.00pm 

Larkmead Veterinary Group, Ilges Lane, Cholsey, OX10 9PA

£40 per person. Lunch and certificate provided.

To book your place please email farm@larkmead.co.uk or phone the farm office on 01491 651479


In all cases where lunch is provided, please do let us know if you have any dietary restrictions that we need to be aware of.