TBA Stud Farming Course

This year’s TBA Stud Farming Course will run from 10 -12 December and gives breeders and stud staff the opportunity to learn the latest in stud management from leading experts in the industry. Aimed at those who wish to build upon their own practical experience and knowledge of stud work, the course is a great way to either refresh your knowledge or learn new practice.

Over the three-day period, the course covers a range of topics which have been selected to provide a comprehensive overview of general stud management; starting from the very beginning in the selection of mating plans and understanding genetics, to care of the broodmare and foal from conception to the yearling stage, the management of barren and maiden mares, and the managing of stallions and teasers.

It also deals with topics of general stud practice including equine nutrition, paddock management, parasite control, disease prevention and the bio-security measures which all studs should put in place.

Delegates are invited to a course dinner on the first evening, which provides a way of socialising with those who are involved in the industry, away from the classroom setting. External visits to relevant locations are also included in the programme, which provide a change of scenery and a chance to get behind the scenes at Rossdales’ Veterinary Hospital and Banstead Manor Stud, home of Frankel and Kingman.

There will be plenty of opportunities throughout the duration of the course to question the lecturers, and a handbook is provided with notes from the presentations as a useful reference source.

The course fee for 2019 is £395 for TBA members, and £495 for non-members (fee includes dinner on the first night, lunches and refreshments, but not accommodation or other meals.) Places are limited, so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Discounts are available for studs sending four or more delegates. Please contact Melissa Parris at Stanstead House on 01638 661321 or email melissa.parris@thetba.co.uk for enquiries.

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