Training

Paragon offer practical farm training aimed at improving both livestock and business performance.  Our courses are available through FarmSkills and are fully certified.  Farmers receive workbooks to help support learning and certificates issued on completion of the course.  Farmer feedback scores remain extremely high across the courses and offer great value for money.

For information on any of the courses please contact the practice.

DIY AI

3 day DEFRA approved AI courses are suitable for all abilities and no prior experience is necessary. You will learn reproductive anatomy and physiology using abattoir tracts, semen handling and practice your AI skills.  Certification is issued to all those that demonstrate correct technique allowing you to not only inseminate cattle on your own farm but also on other farms.  

1 day refresher courses are also available to those who have completed an AI course previously.

Mastering Medicines

Recent changes to the Red Tractor Farm Assurance schemes has placed an increased focus on responsible medicine use.  Farmers are now required to attend medicine courses and our Mastering Medicine course is certified and approved to meet Red Tractor specifications.  

Milksure

The Milksure course is aimed at minimising the chance of medicine residue and reducing antibiotic resistance on dairy farms.  The course is delivered by a Milksure champion who will go through the training and on farm risk assessment.  The last part is a short online test which once completed means the farm is fully accredited for a year.  An annual online practical assessment acts as a top up renewal. 

Practical Lambing

Our practical lambing course covers lambing preparation, housing, ewe nutrition and body condition as well as a run through of equipment needed for a successful lambing season.  The course is hands on and teaches you some of the veterinary tricks of the trade.   

Foot Trimming

The 2 day foot trimming course covers anatomy and function of the hoof, the 5 step Dutch trimming methodology and mobility scoring.  You will have ample time to practice your technique under the guidance of a vet and a NACFT accredited foot trimmer.