Farm vets are being encouraged to attend a series of regional meetings to discuss Arla’s farm assurance scheme Arlagården – and hear why Arla is asking its farmers to move towards selective dry cow therapy.

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The majority of Arlagården standards are already covered by the existing Red Tractor scheme, with 16 standards being added to the current assessment to complete the programme.

Although most new standards are straightforward, a few will require farmers to work closely with their vets. The most prominent of these is the requirement for Arla’s 3,200 supplying dairy farmers to work towards the use of dry cow therapy.

Regional, interactive workshops will allow vets to discuss standards and share opinions and concerns on the scheme.

They take place on:

  • September 29 in Kegworth, Leicestershire and Nantwich, Cheshire
  • September 30 in Penrith, Cumbria and Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Each meeting will count as two-and-a-half hours of CPD.

For more details and to attend, contact Usha Sahota at Kite Consulting on 01902 859960 or email

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