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Innovation for Agriculture Workshops at Lane Farm

By 20th December 2017Society

Reduce antibiotic use and increase profit
… strategies for successful farming

The emerging resistance of bacteria to antibiotics, including those which are said to be critically important in the treatment of infections in humans, is a significant threat worldwide.
To play their part along with the rest of society, livestock farmers have new reduction targets for antibiotic use, developed by the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) alliance.

Innovation for Agriculture (IfA), of which Westmorland County Agricultural Society are a partner, has a team of experts who are active in research on husbandry and other new practices associated with reduced antibiotic use on farms both in the UK and overseas.

To help farmers play their part in the battle against drug-resistant superbugs, IfA are running a series of workshops with Westmorland County Agricultural Society.

All workshops are free to attend but booking is essential as places are limited. Lunch provided.

Participants will go home …
• better informed about reducing antibiotic use on farms
• with practical, time saving strategies to introduce on farms
• informed about the economic gains that can be made from reducing antibiotic use
• motivated to play our own parts in giving our children, and theirs, a realistic chance of avoiding the possibly fatal consequences of an antibiotic-resistant infection

Sheep Farming – 13th February 2018, 10:00 – 12:00 noon
(lunch provided)
Book your place www.sheep-westmorland.eventbrite.co.uk

Beef Farming – 13th February 2018, 13:00 – 15:00
(lunch at 12:30pm)
Book your place www.beef-westmorland.eventbrite.co.uk

Dairy Farming – 14th February 2018, 10.30am – 12:30pm
(lunch provided)
Book your place www.dairy-westmorland.eventbrite.co.uk

Venue: Westmorland County Showground, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7NH