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Farmer Training

Bishopton Veterinary Group are committed to continual improvement through the ongoing training of our team, clients and students. Education is one of core values. We strive to give practical, farm-based training, delivered by vets and industry experts to improve livestock performance.

Developing key skills within the farming community to improve animal health and welfare from DIY AI to foot trimming and lambing workshops, training farmers has been at the heart of our business for many years, as we look to help improve the skills and knowledge of those employed on farm, to ensure animal health, welfare and productivity constantly improve.

Training courses available:
  • DIY AI (DEFRA Accredited)
  • Foot Trimming
  • Preparation for Calving
  • Mastering Medicines
  • Calf Rearing - Birth to Weaning
  • Heifer Rearing - Bulling to First Calving
  • Introduction to Bovine Nutrition
  • Feeding the High Yielding Dairy Cow
  • Environmental Mastitis
  • Mastitis and Milking Routines
  • Practical Lambing
  • Smallholder Skills
  • Lameness
  • Parasite Control
Course Enquiries

All courses are run through our sister company RAFT Solutions, please click here to find out more about all the courses we currently run and to search for upcoming course dates.

About RAFT Solutions

In 2010, we launched RAFT Solutions Ltd to provide a dedicated company and focus on the growing number of research projects we were becoming involved in. This allows us to provide national co-ordination to many of our projects, allowing us a far wider approach to the industry with a greater applicability to the farming community as a whole and the opportunity to help bridge the gap between emerging research findings and practical ‘on the ground’ application.

We cover a wide variety of different areas, including those involved around the concepts of

  • Research – clinical research and field trials, carried out accurately and efficiently to budget
  • Advanced Breeding – ranging from cattle embryo transfer work through to pig genomics and proteomics
  • Food Futures – working with government agencies, among others, to shape the future of food in the UK
  • Training – developing key skills within the farming community to improve animal health and welfare from DIY AI to foot trimming and lambing workshops, training farmers has been at the heart of our business for many years, as we look to help improve the skills and knowledge of those employed on farm, to ensure animal health, welfare and productivity constantly improve.

We have experience of many different projects, including managing large scale multidisciplinary grant applications and budgets, and are always interested in discussing future partnerships to gain the best for the industry. Please check out our dedicated RAFT website for further information and contact details.