The rewards of maximising new-born survival

Past Event

Thu, 21 January 2021

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join AHDB, HCC and QMS and Dr Alex Corbishley, vet and senior lecturer in farm animal practice at University of Edinburgh, for a webinar on improving new-born survival on beef and sheep farms.

The webinar will be suitable for both sheep and beef producers.

Improved new-born lamb and calf survival not only results in faster finishing and increased income, but is an important indicator of improved welfare, reduced disease and reduced environmental footprint.

The latest research led by the University of Edinburgh shows that the majority of lamb and calf losses occur in the first seven days after birth, with over 98% of lamb and 90% of calf losses occurring in this period. Join us to hear the latest research on lamb and calf survival and the practical messages that you can implement on farm to give your lambs and calves the best start in life.

The webinar will cover:

  • Understanding new-born losses and their wider impact
  • Overcoming the stumbling blocks to increasing survival
  • Practical advice on improving lamb and calf survival on your farm
  • Increasing confidence in using antibiotics responsibly at lambing and calving

The webinar will last approximately 35 minutes, with time for questions at the end.

If you can’t make the webinar, please still register, as it will be recorded and sent to you afterwards to watch in your own time.

The project was funded by the three levy boards: AHDB, HCC and QMS under the ring-fenced fund, an interim arrangement while a long-term solution is sought on the issue of levies being collected at point of slaughter in England for animals which have been reared in Scotland and Wales. The project was led by the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, University of Nottingham and Synergy Farm Health Ltd.




If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 01904 771218

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