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EuroDairy webinar: Responsible antimicrobial use on UK dairy farms- the Farmer Action Group project

When: October 17th 2018 18:00 to 19:00
Online Event Only

Join Lisa and Graham for this webinar discussing a farmer-led approach to responsible antimicrobial use on UK dairy farms. During this webinar, Lisa will explain what a farmer-led approach is, how did the Farmer Action Group project work and what the farmers achieved.


Participating farmer, Graham Wells, will provide a first-hand account of his experiences of being part of the Farmer Action Group project and experiences of learning across borderers through a EuroDairy knowledge exchange trip to the Netherlands.


Lisa MorgansAbout the speakers:

Lisa Morgans is a veterinarian in the final stages of her PhD training at the University of Bristol, supervised by Dr Kristen Reyher, Dr Maria Escobar and Professor David Main. Her PhD is funded by AHDB Dairy and the Langford Trust and is interested in farmer-led approaches to improve farm animal health and welfare.

 


After working in mixed practice in Cornwall for 2.5 years, it became clear she wanted to work in the farm animal sector. With first-hand experience of the challenges surrounding antimicrobial usage, Lisa feels a fresh approach to the problem involving bottom-up strategies could help.


Graham is one of a family team managing and running a ~280 strong H-F herd in Somerset, averaging over 8000L/cow/year in an all year round calving pattern. They also run a successful arable business and Graham plays an active role in regional milk boards.


Register for the webinar here