On the Farm

Being based in the heart of the Lake District means farming is as much part of our DNA as yours. We understand how important your livestock and working animals mean to you, which is why we have built a team of well qualified vets with a wealth of farm animal and equine experience and we are proud to have supported the rich farming heritage of the Lakes for over sixty years. Oakhill are the safe pair of hands when you need them most, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. Our services and products are competitively priced and include but are by no means limited to:

  • Pregnancy diagnosis
  • TB Testing
  • Disease investigations and monitoring
  • Medical and surgical procedures
  • Lambings
  • Calvings
  • Caesareans
  • Broken Legs
  • Prolapses
  • Downer Cows
  • Evening information meetings
  • Regular farming newsletters
  • Tup fertility testing and vasectomy
  • Free worm and fly prevention advice
  • Accreditation schemes for disease free status
  • The list goes on…
on the farm

On the Farm - a short film by Oakhill

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Farm Emergencies

Since Oakhill started over sixty years ago we have been on hand through thick and thin, and we still are today. Whatever your emergency we will be there to help day or night. 015394 88555

  • Lambings
  • Calvings
  • Caesareans
  • Broken Legs
  • Prolapses
  • Downer Cows
  • And anything else…!
Sheep

Farm Health Plan

We understand that maintaining a healthy herd and flock is crucial but so is keeping things affordable and convenient. It’s why for a low monthly fee we provide a comprehensive Red Tractor compliant health plan. It covers all the things you might expect and means you can get on doing what you need to do, running your farm.

 

 

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Animal Welfare Act

Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act places a duty of care on people to ensure they take reasonable steps in all the circumstances to meet the welfare needs of their animals to the extent required by good practice.

What does this mean for those responsible for animals? 

In short it means they must take positive steps to ensure they care for their animals properly and in particular must provide for the five welfare needs, which are:

  • need for a suitable environment
  • need for a suitable diet
  • need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns
  • need to be housed with, or apart, from other animals
  • need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.