November 2018 Meeting

Please remember that all DSA meetings, farm walks and other events are NO SMOKING, which includes e-cigarettes.

Wednesday 14th November 7:45pm for 8pm. Monthly Meeting at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre.
Keeping Cattle One of our members Peat will give an overview of this extensive subject with advice for the new keeper.

 

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The talk covered the following:
♦ Legal such as herd number, ear tags, passports and TB test.
♦  Housing which is dependent on size of breed and what you are using them for.
♦ Food ranging from grass, hay, haylage and concentrates dependent on breed and end product.
♦ Equipment that is useful such as cattle crush and tractor for moving large bales.
♦ End product such as breeding, milk, meat or buying in store cattle.
♦ Breeds, many traditional breeds generally perform better on poorer land and are often dual purpose, which make them ideal for smallholders.