MEMBERS of a young farmers charity in Mid Devon are offering a new course in cattle husbandry.
The Laura Persey Trust, named after a 19-year-old from the Culm Valley YFC, has set up the six-day, six-module course for £100 to help young farmers and farm workers improve the management of a modern dairy herd.
Called the Be a Better Herdsperson Course, the modules are: Sept 26, Better young stock rearing; October 3, Calf and young stock management; October 10, Improving fertility; October 17, Milking and Mastitis; October 24, Nutrition; October 31, Lameness.
Laura Persey died, age 19, of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. She'd been a keen young farmer and rider, and her parents wanted to help agricultural education in her name.
Course places can be booked by contacting Alison or Kat at Mount Vets, Colliton Barton, Broadhembury.