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Cattle Practice
Adding value for farmers through herd health plans
  1. Alexander Corbishley
  1. Standalane Farm, Peebles, Tweeddale EH45 8PQ
  1. e-mail: alexander{at}

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I WAS worried by the suggestion in the discussion of the paper by Hall and Wapenaar (2012) that farmers might be being seen as ‘unconscious[ly] incompetent’ with regard to their appreciation of the benefits of herd health and production management (HH&PM). While this may be true for a minority of dairy farmers, and perhaps a greater number of beef and lamb producers, it is not my experience of the progressive dairy client.

Have the authors considered the alternative idea, that it is the veterinary …

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