June 2020

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Summer weather has certainly arrived early this year—with water levels getting really low on some farms we can only hope for some more rain soon to encourage grass growth.   COVID 19 restrictions continue to make us think how we are working, but we are slowly trying to get back to some level of normality which […]

April 2020

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I am sure most of you will be suffering from information overload due to COVID-19, but we wanted to give you some information regarding our position.  We are still providing 24-hour emergency cover as normal, but reducing the number of staff in the office as much as possible to keep the risk of spread of […]

February 2020

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We have a new vet with us for the next few months, Charlotte Chapman, to help us through the spring period as Conor Reilly has decided to move and concentrate on small animal work only.  Charlotte qualified in 2016 and has gained experience working in different parts of the country, and is happy working with […]

December 2019

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Farm Assurance standards, as many of you are aware, now include the requirement to have attended a course on the responsible use of medicines.  We are holding one of these on 17th December and another on 19th December both at 7.30 pm at the village hall at The Green, Millom where there are a number […]

October 2019

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We have unfortunately said goodbye to George Quint earlier this month as he has decided to go travelling and is currently in South America.  A replacement has so far been difficult to find with quite a few people interested in either the balance of work or the geographical area but not when you put them […]

August 2019

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We are pleased to say we have a new veterinary surgeon starting this month – Bryony Garner who has recently qualified from the University of Budapest.  We have thankfully found someone local as Bryony was brought up in Cockermouth, so should be used to Cumbrian ways!!  We have also got Carly-Jade Holland helping out in […]

June 2019

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With the welcome rain and the grass starting to grow after the majority of stock is now thankfully outside. In practice news, we have unfortunately said goodbye to Andrew Doull who has decided to move back up to his home town of Glasgow.  We are currently in the process of looking for a replacement and […]

April 2019

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As Easter approaches we are lucky to be enjoying some warm spring sunshine and I am sure you are all looking forward to getting stock turned out.  Those of you in the radial testing area will be aware of the need to have another TB test, which will be allocated to be done between 6 […]

February 2019

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As most of you will be aware TB testing has been keeping us busy over the last few months, but we have almost completed the radial testing around the breakdown herd.  We were asked to test all cattle over 6 weeks old on 110 different holdings, some of which gained an exemption from testing as […]

December 2018

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As most of you may be aware of the news from the area this month is the confirmation of TB on one farm near Ulverston.  The disease was confirmed in one animal at slaughter, and radial testing has been put in place.  All farms with the land that is used for cattle within 3 km […]