BDFPA farmed deer health, welfare and handling training course – February 2020

Posted by Dick Playfair on Jan 6, 2020

A farmed deer health, welfare and handling training course is being held at Cassafuir Farm, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire FK8 3LF on Saturday 29 February 2020.

Organised by the British Deer Farms and Parks Association (BDFPA), topics for the full-day course will include: a classroom overview of deer disease, welfare and best practice, and parasite control. On farm sessions will include practical handling of hinds, mid-winter condition scoring, and administering trace element boluses.

There will also be discussion on winter feeding regimes, setting up of calving groups, and dos and don’ts when turning out in-wintered calves in the spring.

Course tutors are Alan Sneddon, BDFPA Council Member and Director, Venison Advisory Service, Gareth Boyes, deer vet, and Jamie Hammond, deer farmer and host for the day.

Cost for attendance is £200 for BDFPA members or £250 non-members. Refreshments and lunch are included.

Places are limited. To book see