James and Francis Kyle who run 200 milking cows near Ballymoney have seen a big difference in their calf health and vitality since they starting using Provita Promist. They were using a fan and tunnel but were still having problems. Since using Provita Promist they have reduced their usage of antibiotics. They have also experienced a vast reduction in digital dermatitis related lameness by signing up to Provita Hoofsure HELP service and using Hoofsure Endurance footbath solution. Steele Farm Supplies keep stock of Provita Promist and serve the Kyle Farm.
The Shaw family farm in Castlewellan is home to a small herd of spring calving suckler cows plus a number of bought-in cattle. After reviewing their rearing process in relation to pneumonia prevention they pinpointed environmental factors as a potential issue. They started using Provita Promist to fog sheds when weanlings, young stores, finishers and suckler cow groups were housed from late September to early November. The results were very noticeable when mixing various batches of cattle in the same air space as no groups developed acute coughs upon housing. The respiratory health in bought-in calves has been greatly improved with use of Provita Promist. Another observation since using Provita Promist is the absence of ringworm infection on calves in houses that have traditionally manifested it. While it is typically innocuous in cattle, it is unsightly and something they are pleasantly surprised not to see this year. Castle Vets supply the Shaw farm with their Provita products.
Provita Promist is available in over 200 outlets across Northern Ireland. FREEPHONE 0800 328 4982 for your nearest stockist.
Provita Promist demos on Northern Ireland farms
Farmers are invited to see Provita Promist in action and discuss their specific farm animal health needs across farms in Northern Ireland:
Wednesday 22nd November at 12pm James & Francis Kyle, 6 Cregagh Rd, Ballymoney, BT53 8JN
Wednesday 22nd November at 6pm Eddie Rodgers, 2 Church Rd, Tullynagowan, Derrygonnelly BT93 6BL
Wednesday 22nd November at 7.30pm Robert & George Shaw, 27 Drumbuck road, Castlewellan, BT31 9BS
Visit www.provita.co.uk/news for more information or call 0800 328 4982 to register your interest in attending any of the Provita demos.