Make cattle management easier and safer with the Torch Disbudding Service

Disbudding – an essential job although often put off for another day, especially during busy periods.

Using the Torch Farm Vets Disbudding Service, you can ensure that calves are disbudded at the correct time (2-4 weeks of age) without causing disruption to your workload.

Disbudding can leave calves with some level of pain and discomfort, reducing appetite and leading to poor growth rates, increasing time to service/slaughter.

The Torch Disbudding Service is designed to deliver gold standard practice. The use of local anaesthetic and anti-inflammatories minimises stress and pain to the calf, as well as any growth rate disruption.

Correct restraint is important – we will provide two of our farm team to ensure the calf is held comfortably to minimise distress, leaving you free to get on with other jobs. We also have a portable calf handler.

We offer a set price for the first 10 animals, additional calves are charged on a per head basis. Discounts are available for High Health Scheme members and for routine visits which are on a fortnightly basis.

  • Carried out by two trained vet techs

  • We bring all the necessary equipment and medication leaving you free to carry on with your day

  • Pain relief given as standard

  • Regular visits to ensure the calves are disbudded at the optimum age (2-4 weeks)

  • Allows informed choices to be made

It is our aim to work as part of your team of advisors to ensure good quality healthcare that is value for money.

Independent vets, dedicated care

Utilising a wealth of experience within our team, we provide our farming community with the support, advice and clinical expertise required to drive efficiency and profitability on their farm