The practical demonstrations featured at UK Dairy Day 2023 were;
Tim Carter will be located in the external trade stand area for practical demonstrations on foot trimming, blocking and knife sharpening. The qualified team of independent foot trimmers will demonstrate the key to the success of any task is having the right tools for the job. The practical demonstrations on dairy cows during the day will be streamed to a large TV screen with commentary to see first-hand the detail of the trimming, blocking and knife sharpening. Tim Carter is an instructor and assessor for the RAU /CHCSB Level 4 qualification.
They will also promote The Cattle Hoof Care Standards Board, a self-funding non-profit organisation aimed at improving the health, welfare and mobility of the national herd, by ensuring its members promote, achieve and maintain a recognised and validated standard of cattle hoof care.
9.30am Knife sharpening demonstration
10.00am Foot trimming in an upright crush
11.00am Foot trimming with a roll over crush
11.30am Knife sharpening demonstration
12.00pm Foot trimming in upright crush & correct application of a foot block
1.00pm Foot trimming in an upright crush
1.30pm The importance of having the right tools for the job - knives and skills
2.00pm Foot trimming with a roll over crush
3.00pm Foot trimming in upright crush & correct application of a foot block
3.30pm Foot trimming with a roll over crush
Scarsdale Vets will be present their innovative and engaging demonstration using paint to visualise and understand calf anatomy. Throughout the day in the external trade stand area, the Scarsdale Vets team used paint to assist in the understanding of calf health and welfare.
Scarsdale Vets provides exceptional veterinary care to farm animals, horses and pets. We pride ourselves on providing great customer service to you and top-quality care to your animals. Our farm and equine practice is based in Derby, with twelve dedicated farm vets covering the East Midlands.
In the UK Dairy Day Breed Village Hall 3 concourse, members of the NBDC Classification team will run Type Classification and Linear Scoring demonstrations. The demonstrations will be held at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
The National Bovine Data Centre (NBDC) collects, manages, analyses and disseminates data relating to bovines in the UK, including pedigree dairy and beef cattle.