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Flock Health Clubs are being established across the country by sheep vets. These vet-facilitated sheep farmer business groups offer many benefits:
There’s no need to run a Flock Health Club alone. There’s no need to spend hours preparing to run a Flock Health Club meeting.
Our experienced sheep vets at Flock Health Ltd are here to help!
Stay abreast of practice in flock health management and be equipped to run your Flock Health Club by subscribing to our free Newsletter and attending our CPD events that summarise the latest research on topical issues (e.g. antimicobrial usage) and share practical tips on how to run a cost-effective club.
Back in 2013, research was carried out to review the opinions of sheep farmers on the role that vets play in flock health management on sheep farms. One of the key outcomes was an agreement that farmers of 'small flocks could work together with a veterinarian and that they all could benefit financially.’
As a result of this research finding, the concept of Flock Health Clubs developed and a pilot started in two practices in the north of England in 2014. Following the success of the pilots, CPD and training developed for practitioners and Flock Health Clubs have been rolled out across the UK.
The development of Flock Health Clubs across the UK, and further afield, has been well documented in the veterinary and farming media and peer-reviewed articles:
Use our meeting packs and watch our webinars to run your Flock Health Club meeting.
Meeting packs available now:
Meeting Resources are availabe on a 'Pay as You Go' basis or, in some cases, free of charge.
* You can access this webinar free of charge with many thanks to AHDB Beef & Lamb
"Just wanted to say, having locumed round the country, the penetration of Flock Health Clubs is massive! Everyone has heard of it and most vets seemed to be signed up and using it. Credit to you guys!"
- Jenny Hull, Veterinary Surgeon & BCVA Board Member
"When I attended my first Flock Health CPD event a year ago I thought we would never get Yorkshire farmers to pay to be part of a Flock Health Club but I’ve been proved wrong – we have been amazed at how popular our Flock Health Club is."
- Neil Roberts, Dalehead Veterinary Group, Settle
"The enthusiasm of our sheep clients for a Flock Health Club was really inspiring to see. At the end of the year the members were unanimous in their wish to keep the group going."
- Dan Stevenson, LLM Farm Vets
"The best thing from our Flock Health Club has been to see sheep farmers working together comparing their basic flock data and highlighting areas for improvement."
- Will Barker, Castle Veterinary Surgeons
"We’ve not had this many farmers to a dairy meeting before!"
- Charlie Lambert, LLM Farm Vets
"I’m amazed at how much we have learnt tonight. I had no idea there was so much that I didn’t know."
- Sheep Farmer, Shropshire
If you would like to hear of future CPD events and new meeting resources or if you have any other queries about how Flock Health Ltd can support you in engaging with your sheep farmers (including running a Flock Health Club) then please subscribe to our newsletter or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.