Targeted Training

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Targeted training helps to drive business forward, particularly in the farming sector. And as summer begins to give way to autumn, now is the time to plan training options.

Mendip Vets, based in Llandeilo, has prepared a full list of courses designed to prioritise preventative care, as opposed to ‘firefighting’.  These include the safe use of veterinary medicines, as well as working with the farm vet to prevent disease.

Lantra approved instructor, Dr Sotirios Karvountzis of Llandeilo based Mendip Vets, says it’s been a challenge to reshape courses in the context of the Covid 19 pandemic and the regulations and protocols introduced to keep everyone safe. He has revised all his courses to enable delivery online or in smaller, outdoor groups.

He adds: “Preventative health while working with your vet has been in the forefront of our approach to livestock. This can only bring benefits for the animals, owners and the general public.”

Mendip Vets offer a full range of courses. Cattle courses include hoofcare, tailored to meet individual levels of expertise. There are AI, livestock handling and youngstock courses. Sheep modules include a new ultrasound scanning course, along with the traditional lambing and other training options.

Online courses can be accessed from the phone, tablet or laptop. The first step is to look at the best way to shape your business with the help of Mendip Vets, then focus on priorities and register with Farming Connect.

The Farming Connect Skills Application window opens on Monday 7th September and remains open until Friday 30th October 2020. Those registering with Farming Connect in order to apply will need to do so before 5pm Monday 26th October 2020.

All registered businesses are advised to focus on areas where they need to upskill and to sign up. The courses are organised by Menter a Busnes and Lantra Wales and funded by up to 80%.