• Bank Top, Lancaster Auction Mart, Wyrsedale Road, Lancaster LA1 3JQ

    01524 60006

  • Unit 2B, Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Kendal LA7 7FP

    015395 67899

  • 14 Long Lane, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5AH

    015396 20335


June 2024

Newsletter June 2024

In the June edition we welcome two new reception staff members, we have articles on problems that come with the warmer weather and announce the date of our next Sheep Club Meeting.

May 2024

Newsletter May 2024

Topical articles for spring included in this month's edition along with the grand announcement of our Staff Beef cooking contest that we held at the end of last month, to celebrate the wonderful product that is British Beef. #greatbritishbeefweek

April 2024

Newsletter April 2024

The weather seems to be a common theme in our April newsletter with April downpours not showers being on the menu so far. Don't miss diary dates where we are hosting another CPR course and building up to the J36 NBA Beef Expo on Saturday April 27th 2024

March 2024

Newsletter March 2024

A creativity packed addition of our newsletter as we show case the art work from our half term art competition, plus a poem from Mary about Vet Teching! All alongside some good vet advice on copper poisoning, biological fly control and vaccinating badgers for TB.  

February 2024

February 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to our February Newsletter with articles timely for lambing, a Schmallenberg update and dates for your diary including a client TB meeting with our neigbouring practices on Feb 19th on badger vaccination as a a control tool. Not forgetting the launch of our half term art competition!!

January 2024

January 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to 2024 and our first newsletter of the year! Wishing you all the best for the year head from all the team here. 

December 2023

December Newsletter 2023

The festive season is up on us!! Please have a go at Rebekah's christmas crossword for a chance to win some chocolate. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.

November 2023

November 2023 Newsletter

As the year rolls on we reach November already, please have a read of our articles this month.

October 2023

October 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to October, please have a read of our latest newsletter!

September 2023

September 2023 Newsletter

As Jim rightly says in his introduction, as we enter September it looks like finally the rain may be giving us a break! Just as those school doors open again.  Please have a read of our September articles and please join us in welcoming our new staff members, featured here on the last page.

August 2023

August 2023 Newsletter

Summer holidays are here, but we are still waiting for the weather to go with them!!  Please have a read of or August Newsletter.

July 2023

July 2023 Newsletter

Time to put the kettle and have a read though our articles for July. Details of our next dairy client meeting included.

June 2023

Newsletter June 2023

Make yourself a brew and have a read of our June newsletter! Please see articles on our recent Animal Health and Welfare Pathway meetings, suckler herd fertility and shed improvements for the summer months - cubicles this time.

May 2023

Newsletter May 2023

Welcome to our May newsletter, lots of food for thought, please don't miss our diary dates with details of our Animal Health and Welfare Pathway information meetings.

April 2023

Newsletter April 2023

Welcome to our April newsletter which contains some more interesting articles from our team. Don't miss our report from the calf meeting we held last month.

March 2023

Newsletter March 2023

Spring is nearly here and so is our March Newsletter.   We have news from the practice as some of or senior vets take on associate roles to help develop the practice further. As lambing is in full swing don't miss a couple of articles on colostrum and mastitis and a report from our lameness meeting last month.  Most importantly we announce the winners of our Half Term Art Competition!

February 2023

Newsletter February 2023

Spring is just around the corner, we hope! Good luck to everyone who is lambing.  Our Feb newsletter includes turnout issues such as lungworm, lambing topics and details of our Autumn art competition. 

January 2023

January 2023 newsletter

Happy New Year and all the best for 2023.  Our first newsletter of 2023 includes articles on fluke, cold calves, calving gates, our RABI fund raising quiz and some diary dates.

December 2022

December 2022 Newsletter

As the end of another year fast approaches, we wish you all a very merry Christmas. In this months newsletter we hear about our Halal meeting that we hosted with AHDB last month, ticks, handling systems, a new scour vaccine and don't forget to enter Beth's Christmas Quiz for a chance to win some chocolate!

November 2022

November 2022 Newsletter

This month read about the current local hot topic which is TB, closely followed by CODD in sheep.  We also hear from Lauren our local RABI representative and details of our postponed charity christmas quiz are confirmed. 

October 2022

October 2022 newsletter

The cooler air and browning of the leaves confirms that Autumn is progressing nicely. This month we have several articles and information on events, we also announce the competition winners from the Westmorland Show!

September 2022

September 2022 Newsletter

With sheep sales in full swing we have quarantine advice from Beth, teat dip information from Jim, details about our heifer scheme and free trial from vet tech Hannah and vet Hannah talks about Red Water in cattle and the increasing tick risk with warming climate.

August 2022

August 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our August newsletter, included this months are articles about our recent sheep club trip, rat poison, wormer advice from our SQP's, cow feet and our 2022 show list!

July 2022

July 2022 Newsletter

Jumping into July we hear about the broken mixer wagon blade that Fin retrieved from a cows stomach, a report from our suckler fertility meeting and information on CCN.

May 2022

May 2022 Newsletter

As we move into summer we bring you articles on the challenges this brings in terms of parasites and staggers. We also hope to see you at our various meetings and courses this month!

March 2022

March 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our March newsletter which brings us articles on calf and lamb recovery,  in lamb sheep pushing puddings out, what and why we need to record at lambing time and heat detection in cattle.  Don't miss the results of last months guess the baby competition!

February 2022

February 2022 Newsletter

This month we start with a topical article on lambing without the safety net of Spectam Scour Halt followed by our suckler cow to do list, a report on the levels of leptospirosis in local suckler herd and some top tips from our vets who ran our calf meeting on pneumonia in December. Enjoy!

January 2022

January 2022 newsletter

Happy New Year and welcome to our first newsletter of 2022! Wishing you all the best for a more normal year.

December 2021

December 2021 Newsletter

The festive season us upon, pick up a mince pie with your copy and have a read.  Make sure you take part in our Christmas Crossword!

November 2021

November 2021 newsletter

This month our vets have written articles on three topical diseases for November, Johnes, fluke and pasteurella, and we share our news about the up and coming launch of our Vet Tech Service!

October 2021

October 2021 Newsletter

As we enter October with an abrupt turn in the weather, our thoughts turn to housing and winter. In this issue we have a calf health special as Charlotte reports on a recent meeting we held with Jamie Robertson, a youngstock and building specialist, we have some articles of sheep interest and dates for your diary.

August 2021

August 2021 newsletter

Welcome to our August newsletter, have a read about topical subjects such as heat stress and "super" horse flies, calving gates and the all important tup MOT's as we begin to plan next years lamb crop.

July 2021

July 2021 Newsletter

This month our vets have written some interesting articles on cattle mastitis vaccines, preparing for the fluke season and cattle red water. Hear about the results from our aborted/ barren ewe blood testing and exciting news of our new collection point at Tynedale Greenodd! 

June 2021

June 2021

Welcome to our June newsletter where we hope for a warmer grass growing month, discuss a couple of timely cattle diseases, the livestock trade and find out more about our Sheep Club.

May 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

This month read about early treatment of nuisance flies to reduce populations later in summer, being on guard in this area with TB, the cattle lameness cost calculator, sheep scab and we have another staff member baby photo for you to have a guess at?? Also several events and dates for your diary for May. 

April 2021

April 2021 Newsletter

Happy Easter and welcome to our April newsletter which has had a bit of a refresh and new look. Read about topical health issues, performance of farm fridges, meet our new vet, diary dates for meetings and have a go at guessing which staff member the baby photo is of??  

March 2021

March 2021 Newsletter

This month we have a couple of timely lambing topics along with a suckler cow to do list from Jim. Also as we come out of our peak calf pneumonia season, why we should look back at last winters problems now to avoid wading into the same issues next year and we share our winner of our home schooling photo competition.

February 2021

February 2021 Newsletter

As we move into the busiest period of the year with lambing time gaining momentum we discuss sheep mastitis, how to reduce antibiotic use in watery mouth prevention, colostrum replacers, scratching lambs correctly for orf and why coughing cattle at grass last back end may be a distant memory but now is the time to prevent with Huskvac.

January 2021

January 2021 newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2021 where we review our recent zoom mastitis meeting and revisit pneumonia as we reach its favourite time of year. Also including horses, fridges and old cows!

December 2020

December 2020 newsletter

This month we look at IBR and what the incidence of this and other infectious diseases is like in our area following our recent bulk milk survey. Dates for your diary include an online Red Tractor approved medicine course and details of small holder events. Calf scour caused by crypto is also a hot topic at this time of year as bugs build up in sheds and don't forget to have a go at Beth's Christmas crossword for a chance to win some chocolate!

November 2020

November 2020 Newsletter

Dermatitis in both sheep and cattle, leptospirosis and its threat to us and our cows are included this month along with some staff news and dates for your diary.

October 2020

October 2020 Newsletter

This month we talk about herd health plans and how to get the best from them, salmonella and the most common sheep killer at this time of year, pasteurella. Also hear about our directors bake off challenge for MacMillan where you'll see Jim and Mark not in their usual attire!

September 2020

September 2020 Newsletter

As Autumn closes in we speak of calf lung health, umbilical hernias, and two things we'd never thought we'd see, a client telling us we save him money and us entering the world of virtual meetings! 

August 2020

August 2020 Newsletter

August brings us sheep, feet and ram MOT's as we get ready for the tupping season.

Archived Newsletters

© Farm Gate Vets. All rights reserved. All logos and trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.
Unauthorised reproduction of content is strictly prohibited. Website design and maintenance, Whitesands Media and Quaystone Software.