Veterinary Dairy Herd Finance
- To be confirmed
- 2 Days
- Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
Dairy herds are commercial operations running on narrow profit margins. In an increasingly competitive market place practitioners need to be able to justify their services in this context and to understand how best to present interventions to their clients. The objectives of this course are to introduce veterinary surgeons to key areas using case study material to explore their applications.
- Milk Price: What determines the price and how can we as vets influence it?
- Milk Production; yield, fertility and disease
- Detailed breakdown of the costs of producing milk and where a vets sphere of influence lies
- Understanding strategies to maximise client uptake of health planning interventions
- Costs of fertility, mastitis, lameness, culling, metabolic and infectious disease
- Where do vet costs come from?: A detailed breakdown
- A range of case study work to investigate possible approaches to cost-effective interventions
By the end of the course delegates will have an understanding of the costs of producing a litre of milk and how the inefficiencies associated with fertility and disease influence profitability. They will be more confident in justifying their role in production medicine and health planning and presenting such services to clients.
Course tutors: Tom Chamberlain, Richard Vecqueray, Richard Cooper, Rachel Hannaford
Further information available from Dr Tom Chamberlain, Tel 01329 833355, Fax 02380 926205, Mobile 07860 966377, Email