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.