Claire Whittle

Claire Whittle

2022

Claire is a veterinary surgeon who mainly works within the dairy industry. She recently undertook a postgraduate certificate in Conservation Medicine which consolidated her interest in the principles of ecosystem health on farms. She was awarded a 2021 Nuffield Scholarship studying the benefits of regenerative agriculture on animal health and welfare.

Dung Beetle Safari

Demo Arena

Join us on a tour of dung pats hunting for dung beetles. Dung beetles are vitally important insects improving the quality and structure of soil, cleaning pastures, reduce parasite burdens in livestock and providing a variety of other crucial services. Changes to agricultural practices and intensification have had significant impacts on them; particularly wormer use […]

Demonstration Walk
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What Can Disease Tell Us In Regenerative Farming Systems?

Breakout Tent

Disease. Viruses, bacteria, parasites. Often considered a normal part of a functioning ecosystem. But, when disease affects our livestock it has implications not only for animal health and welfare but also financial impacts due to production losses. In this interactive session, farm vets Claire Whittle and Dan Stevenson will explore a holistic approach to animal […]

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Dung Beetle Safari

Demo Arena

Join us on a tour of dung pats hunting for dung beetles. Dung beetles are vitally important insects improving the quality and structure of soil, cleaning pastures, reduce parasite burdens in livestock and providing a variety of other crucial services. Changes to agricultural practices and intensification have had significant impacts on them; particularly wormer use […]

Demonstration Walk
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Dung Beetles – A Farmers’ Friend

Barenbrug Grass Tent

Dung beetles are key ecosystem engineers and offer huge benefits in the agricultural landscape. Their numbers have declined significantly for several reasons including changed brought about by modern farming practices and the use of livestock wormers. They not only save farmers money, but they significantly contribute to the wider eco-system in the process. Find out […]

Seminar
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