Rewarding good Johne’s practice
NMRs new competition names its first winner in July – a producer who has, during the past 12 months, shown a particularly proactive approach to best practice Johne’s management in their herd.
Set to become an annual event the competition is open to all NMR customers who use HerdWise, our CHeCs accredited quarterly milk screening service.
“Demonstrating good practice through these award winners and finalists will raise awareness of Johne’s disease and show that, with producer commitment and good veterinary support, Johne’s can be managed practically and effectively on farm,” adds NMR vet Karen Bond, who judged the four finalists selected from 55 strong entries along with Chairman of the National Johne’s Action Group, Lyndon Edwards.
The finalists are Tom & Karen Halton from Cheshire, Tim & Louise Downes from Shropshire, Robert & Bryony Symms from Dorset and Adams & Dunford LLP from Somerset.
“Narrowing the field down to four was very challenging, but it was also encouraging to see a lot of producers proactively tackling Johne’s and being prepared to demonstrate their efforts.”
The winner, who will receive a trophy and £500 worth of Herdwise vouchers plus a luxury hamper, will be announced at the Livestock Event on Wednesday July 8, at 12 noon on the NMR stand.