Have you seen MyHerdStats on ScotEID?
As the spring rush starts to settle down and seasonal livestock move into a more settled period it is a natural time to reflect on herd performance for many clients.
SRUC Veterinary Services support regular veterinary input to livestock management decisions and herd health plans to optimise health risk management on farm.
Where data is limited, having informed conversations with clients can be challenging. MyHerdStats from ScotEID is a free programme that gives basic herd data from the national animal movement database to all cattle keepers in Scotland and can be a great place to start.
Vet Eilidh Corr (Strathspey Veterinary Centre) has used the programme for a number of clients when reviewing herd health plans.
‘It’s great to have this data for health plan meetings. It means you can quickly focus on output and where losses might be occurring without the guesswork you sometimes rely on. You know the actual facts, discuss what the figures mean, and focus on the important areas quickly’.
You can read more about the programme on the ScotEID website.
Posted by SRUC Veterinary Services on 25/05/2023