'TALKIN AFTER HOURS': A FREE WORKSHOP & NETWORKING BBQ
Tales, Observations & Advice from a South West Veterinarian
Our next ‘Talkin’ After Hours promises to be an entertaining affair with a combination of stories, observations & advice on a whole range of animal husbandry issues for the novice farmer (experienced farmers are also welcome to come and share their stories).
Veterinarian Mark Ravensdale will share some of his experiences and stories of his time in the region and give some simple and practical advice and observations on subjects including:
Practical foot trimming and treatment of lame cattle
Treatment of farm animal wounds
A cheap oral rehydration formula for scouring animals
Worm egg counts in sheep – a practical method
Some common plant poisonings
Some comments on Cattle crush design to make them more user friendly
A practical bull testing method
Obstetrics in cattle
More About Mark..
From 1994 to 2012 Dr Mark Ravensdale provided a veterinary service to the Augusta-Margaret River region which extended from Augusta through the Scott River properties and Nannup up to Busselton. The original veterinary clinic was situated in Kudardup on the highway and after many years moved into Augusta’s industrial area.
He then spent four years as a veterinarian for AQIS in most of the export abattoirs from Geralton to Albany before joining the adventure industry as a facilitator and trekking guide.
He still occasionally attends properties in the region and subcontracts to Landmark Breeding for cattle insemination. He lives in Bunbury with his wife Fiona who is a paediatric nurse and lactation consultant now working in the Southwest Aboriginal Medical Service.
At the end of the presentation we'll relax & throw some snaggers on the barbie. It will be a great chance to keep talking about this key topic, network with Sam & local landholders who have experiences to share.
Can't make it to the presentation? Don't worry, you are still very welcome to come along to this part of the event, we'd love to see you there!
Lower Blackwood LCDC Office, 403 Kudardup Road, Kudardup
Thursday April 11th
Workshop: 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Networking BBQ: 5.00pm to 6.00pm