“The 42 XLVet member practices are getting on their bikes and riding between practices. By working together, they will get the calves safely to the show,” says an XLVet spokesman.
The Dairy event will also mark the start of the XLVets calf campaign, which will focus on promoting good calf husbandry. “A series of autumn calf health meetings will take place across the UK.
“The campaign will help raise farmer awareness of the positive contribution proactive vet involvement can make to the health of calves.”
The bike ride will be raising money for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, a charity that supports members of the farming community facing hardship or distress, and Farm Africa, which provides training and support for rural communities around the world.