We appointed Dairy Veterinary Consultancy to lead a project in conjunction with our Arla producer group to promote better herd health management. After agreeing a plan and a timetable, Owen used his veterinary knowledge coupled with a great communication style to deliver just what was required for this project. The resulting report is a pleasure to read and well illustrated.
Our series of Wynnstay Calf Signals meetings run in association with Dairy Veterinary Consultancy were well attended. Owen’s practical experience and ability to listen and empathise with farmers’ problems made the meetings a great success.
Following a very competitive tender process we awarded the Dairy Youngstock Project (Wales) to Dairy Veterinary Consultancy Ltd. Owen was a pleasure to work with. We had set tight deadlines for the project; Owen managed to catch every deadline and has delivered work of an exceptional quality. It has made my life as a project manager very easy, and I would not hesitate to recommend Dairy Veterinary Consultancy for future projects.
We asked Dairy Veterinary Consultancy to put together some veterinary training modules and help develop simple, practical materials for farmers and vets, to help identify areas of improvement in the dry cow group. Owen was able to exploit his considerable experience of how to apply successful knowledge transfer skills in both these tasks, enabling vets to work more effectively with their farmer clients in transition cow management.
I have known Owen for many years, first as a vet for my own herd, and subsequently during the time he has worked on an Arla/Morrisons Herd Health project. He is good at translating technical information into a language farmers easily understand, and sets an example for how vets can bring real value to dairy producers.
Dairy Veterinary Consultancy provides excellent training on rumen health for vets on our behalf. Like all good teachers, Owen first leads his trainees to deduce for themselves the underlying principles of the subject. Then he shows them the methods they can use to assess heal and identify problems. The result is that farmers and their nutritionists get the information they need to improve management, feeding and performance of the herd.
We asked Dairy Veterinary Consultancy to develop a practical bespoke mobility score system in conjunction with ourselves and design a training package suitable for our staff. Owen took time to understand our requirements and delivered a solution which absolutely fulfilled the brief.
A big thank you from all the Jubilee team. We had an excellent day with you. We have had great feedback from our clients which is always pleasing. Our greatest pleasure was to see our young Vets relish the CPD they received, they have been very positive about it. I would certainly aspire to use you again within the practice for similar work.