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A Top Dairy Nutritionist Visits Walford and North Shropshire College

Tom Chamberlain of Evidence Based Veterinary Consultancy, an independent company who provide worldwide advice and training to progressive dairy farmers, has recently delivered a course at Walford and North Shropshire College. The audience included local farmers, consultants and Walford Farm Manager Neil Ridgway.

Shropshire, United Kingdom, December 22, 2011 --( The course, entitled Dairy Cow Nutrition, covered key areas of a cow’s lactation including Dry cow, through transition and ultimately milking cows. The College farm gave Dr Chamberlain, who is widely regarded to be the country’s top Dairy Cow Nutritionist, access to their performance records so that all involved could have a real understanding of how the smallest of changes in nutrition could make a big difference.

The event was run in conjunction with XL Vets Macpherson and O’Sullivan who run courses on Husbandry and Management techniques for all sectors and regularly utilise the facilities at Walford and North Shropshire College. Tim O’Sullivan commented “The course has been a big success and everybody took such a lot away from it. We’re now developing the next stage for this course.”

Neil Ridgway said “In the last twelve months there have been huge changes in the way we are managing the dairy cows at Walford especially nutritionally. Dr Chamberlain’s approach has reassured us that we chose the right path and we now have the evidence to back it up.”

Walford farm is run a as a fully commercial unit and is required to generate a profit, whilst also providing invaluable learning opportunities to all the students based at the Walford Campus. The College farms 270 hectares, it has 200 dairy cows, 400 ewes 110 hectares of crops, 20 hectares of woodland and other wildlife areas managed under a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme and runs an Anaerobic Digester generating electricity from cow slurry.

For more information on all courses run at Walford and North Shropshire College please visit our website at or telephone 01939 262100

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Walford & North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039

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