Earlier this year, a rigorous plan was put in place on James Montgomery’s Somerset farm, when a suspected outbreak of Bovine Viral diarrhoea (BVD) started to take its toll.
With attention turning to embryo work, the herd health status of the Wilodge herd is closely guarded. Ann Hardy catches up with Shropshire farmers Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams.
Getting to the root of a fertility problem on James Montgomery’s Somerset farm has been ongoing since summer 2014. But, he says, some significant rewards from the endeavour are beginning to be reaped.
It is the time of the year for health testing at Lodge Hill Farm in Shifnal, Shropshire, where Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams say it has become a cornerstone of the farm’s management.