A FARMED deer health, welfare and handling training course will be on offer at Cassafuir Farm, Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire, on Saturday February 29, 2020.

Organised by the British Deer Farms and Parks Association, topics for the full-day course will include a classroom overview of deer disease, welfare and best practice, and parasite control, with on-farm sessions covering practical handling of hinds, mid-winter condition scoring, and administering trace element boluses. There will also be discussion on winter feeding regimes, setting up of calving groups, and the dos and don’ts when turning out in-wintered calves in the spring.

Course tutors will be BDFPA council member and Venison Advisory Service director, Alan Sneddon; deer vet Gareth Boyes, and deer farmer and host for the day, Jamie Hammond.

Cost for attendance is £200 for BDFPA members or £250 non-members, with lunch included. Places are limited. To book, go to www.bdfpa.org/training-courses/4593734509