Farmed Deer Health Hygiene and Handling Training Course

Posted by Dick Playfair on Jun 28, 2019

A new training course on the health, hygiene and handling of farmed deer organised by the Venison Advisory Service and the British Deer Farms and Parks Association will run at Cassafuir Farm, Stirlingshire FK 8 3LF on Saturday 24 August 2019.

Topics to be covered over the day include: an overview of deer diseases and care; practical handling of hinds with calves at foot; tagging/sexing; drenching calves; weaning and setting up rutting groups.

The course is led by Alan Sneddon, Venison Advisory Service Director and British Deer Farms and Parks Association Council, and Gareth Boyes, vet specialising in deer.

The course is supported by Scottish Venison and Tornado Wire.

Course fees are £200 for BDFPA members, £250 for non-members. Refreshments and lunch are included.

Bookings can be made at the BDFPA website.