Positive Farmers, Cork, Ireland Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Telephone 087 6457987 email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com

www.positivefarmers.ie

2017
Under Development

Neil Chesterton, New Zealand’s leading lameness expert (on a recent visit to Moorepark) focuses on 12 cow

behaviours and interaction between peoples and cows to identify stress factors that can lead to lameness

Neil graduated from Sydney University (Australia) in 1974 and went straight to Inglewood Vets in New Zealand. His interest is the prevention of lameness. In recent years this interest has focused on the importance of herd management on the farm tracks and in the milking parlour. His understanding of cow behaviour is resulting in practical ways for farmers to reduce foot damage and subsequent lameness. He has been investigating the causes of lameness since the early 80’s and has had 3 papers published in the New Zealand Veterinary Journal. In 1989 he was awarded the Australasian College Medal for his work in this field. He has produced booklets and teaching videos covering all aspects of lameness in pasture fed dairy herds.
Dr Neil Chesterton explains how to reduce lameness and save time with tips and proven advice on tracks, the yard, and stockmanship.
 Neil Chesterton talks about the design of footbaths for large grazing  herds and how we can apply different techniques to the footbath design to improve cow flow.
Neil Chesterton talks about how the individual cow interacts within a herd situation. Cow behaviour is influenced by how people work with them -- if we understand their natural instincts then cow flow should be improved..

www.lamecow.co.nz 

9 Keys to understanding the dairy cow

Handouts and other publications

Lameness - Teagasc

Videos

Lameness Management in Dairy Herds

The 5 Point Plan to Manage Lameness

1.

Record keeping

2.

Early detection and treatment

3.

Prevent damage

4.

Hygiene

5.

Healthy feet

Foot-baths

Cow-flow and stockmanship

HOME
Positive Farmers,  Cork, Ireland Office Open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Telephone 087 6457987 email: mok.positivefarmers@gmail.com

www.positivefarmers.ie

2017
Neil Chesterton, New Zealand’s leading lameness expert (on a recent visit to Moorepark) focuses on 12 cow behaviours and interaction between peoples and cows to identify stress factors that can lead to lameness His understanding of cow behaviour is resulting in practical ways for farmers to reduce foot damage and subsequent lameness. He has been investigating the causes of lameness since the early 80’s and has had 3 papers published in the New Zealand Veterinary Journal. In 1989 he was awarded the Australasian College Medal for his work in this field. He has produced booklets and teaching videos covering all aspects of lameness in pasture fed dairy herds.
Dr Neil Chesterton explains how to reduce lameness and save time with tips and proven advice on tracks, the yard, and stockmanship.
Neil Chesterton talks about how the individual cow interacts within a herd situation. Cow behaviour is influenced by how people work with them -- if we understand their natural instincts then cow flow should be improved..

Lameness Management in Dairy Herds

www.lamecow.co.nz 

Handouts and other publications

Videos

 Neil Chesterton talks about the design of footbaths for large grazing  herds and how we can apply different techniques to the footbath design to improve cow flow.

The 5 Point Plan to Manage Lameness

1.

Record keeping

2.

Early detection and treatment

3.

Prevent damage

4.

Hygiene

5.

Healthy feet

HOME