Beef Herd Health Scheme

The Beef Herd Health Scheme is a package of tools to help beef farmers plan for the health of their herd. The scheme is designed to promote the best ways to keep livestock healthy and focuses on the programmes that will provide the greatest economic return.

The scheme cost covers the following:

  • Annual health plan covering farm assurance requirements
  • Targeted herd health visits at strategic times of the year: pre-calving, pre-mating and weaning
  • Infectious disease screening including annual youngstock bleed
  • Bull testing
  • Benchmarking
  • Preferential medicine band
  • 25% off FarmSkills training courses
  • Discussion group membership and training points
  • Out of hours visits at discounted rates
  • 20% off all pet bills
  • Scheme available on monthly terms

Additional areas of focus:

  • Nutritional analysis
  • Heifer management
  • Worm and fluke monitoring
  • Calf growth DLWG
  • Calf health – colostrum intake monitoring
  • Metabolic profiling
  • Scour and pneumonia investigations