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U.K. Lameness Conference 2020 – POSTPONED

April 16 - April 17

£25 – £220

UK Cattle Lameness Conference – POSTPONED

It is with regret that we are postponing the UK Cattle Lameness Conference 16 & 17 April. The NACFT hopes to move the Conference to October / November – we are in talks with the hotel at the moment. Once we have a new date, we will move ALL room bookings across to the new conference date, and hope everyone who has booked can still join us!
Please remember to renew your membership so we can keep in touch about the new Conference date and keep you up to date with foot trimming news and articles.

Timetable of events:

On-Farm practical workshops and demonstrations
Farm visit, by kind permission of Johnny Alvis, Regilbury Park Farm, Benches Lane, Winford, BS40 8BE

10:00 – Networking and meet the sponsors
11:00 – Introduction from Johnny Alvis and Richard Searle
11:20 – Workshops and Demonstrations – hosted by:
  • Owen Atkinson – Healthy Feet Programme
  • Steve Wunderleich – Common sense of hoof trimming
  • James Wilson – Lesion identification
  • Vic Daniels – Demo – DIANOS system
17:00 – AGM – NACFT Members Only
Cadbury House Hotel – The Drawing Room
18:00 – Drinks & Networking – The Great Room
19:00 – Dinner & Auction – The Great Room
21:00 – Auction – hosted by Steve Wunderleich

Cadbury House Hotel, Frost Hill, BS49 5AD

09:30 – Coffee and Networking
10:00 – Speakers Commence (not in timetabled order)
  • Becky Whay – How to improve the welfare of lame cows
  • Dick Sibley – Future industry legislation
  • Matt Barden – Can we breed lameness out of the herd?
  • Doug Johnstone – Trimming on the West Coast
  • Vic Daniels – Canadian recording system
  • Sara Pederson – Foot Trimming research – What’s happening.
  • CEVA –
  • Icerobotics –
  • NACFT Debate – The advancement in modern cattle foot trimming restraint devices (crushes/ shutes) has improved cattle welfare.
16:00 – Conference Close

Speaker Profiles

The Venue

Double Tree Cadbury House Hotel has been chosen for its closeness to the motorway, Bristol Airport and it is only a short drive from the farm.
The hotel has lots of FREE Parking and room for vehicles and crushes.

100 rooms have been allocated to the Conference but must be BOOKED by start of February to benefit from the from the Conference discount.
Rooms are also available at the sister hotel, Double Tree based at Bristol airport (20 minute drive).

A leisure club & Spa are available on site, Spa treatments must be pre-booked.

To book your hotel accommodation please call:
01934 834 343 – Opt 2
Quote – NACFT Conference
Email: reservations@cadburyhouse.com
Conference room price – Single – £105 per night / Double – £115 per night

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April 16
April 17
£25 – £220


Double Tree Cadbury House Hotel
Frost Hill, Congresbury
Bristol, BS49 5AD United Kingdom
01934 834 343 - Opt 2


Sian Mercer
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