Regular footbathing reduces lameness levels by up to 70%

DairyCo research has shown that 35 cows out of 100 will have lameness problems if footbathing is not carried out.  “This is a median figure,” added Provita’s Tommy Armstrong.

 “In comparison, figures drop down to 20 cows out of 100 on farms footbathing during housing.  Even better results are achieved on farms that are footbathing all year round, with the figure dropping down to 10 cows per 100.  This represents a 70% reduction in the overall scale of the problem, one that is costing the dairy sector millions of pounds in terms of lost production.”

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Excellent quality silage will slash concentrate feed bills

Weather permitting, renowned Co Down suckler beef producer Sam Chesney will be cutting silage in a fortnight. But it’s the performance of silage made four years ago that has really caught his attention over recent days. “Like many farmers I ran out of last year’s silage stocks some time ago and had no option but … Read more

Excellent turnout for Blowey lameness meetings

Leading veterinarian Roger Blowey spoke at Provita/Pfizer Animal Health-hosted farmers’ meetings in Coleraine and Portadown. This was followed on with meetings in Clonmel and Cork. Courtesy of his presentations, Roger highlighted the growing challenge of hoof related problems on dairy farms and the ways by which farmers can get on top of this issue. Read … Read more

Focus on ‘Protect’ at Connon Farm Merchants

February 8th, Provita’s Tommy Armstrong will be in attendance at Connon Farm Merchants to discuss with customers the absolute necessity of giving newborn calves the best possible start and, in this context, the valuable role that can be played by Provita ‘Protect’ One direct impact of last year’s poor grazing season and the subsequent fall-off … Read more

Give your stock the mineral and vitamin boost they need now

With analysis results confirming that trace mineral and vitamin levels in 2012 silages are at record low levels, Provita is advising farmers to take the required corrective action with pre lambing sheep, pre calving cows and young stock now. ProVitaMin is a new range of chelated minerals, vitamins and trace elements in an ultra-concentrated liquid … Read more

Protect your calves

Provita will be profiling Protect at Fintona. It is the first and only probiotic licensed for the prevention of calf scours in the UK. Tommy Armstrong again: One way of ensuring that all newborn calves get the required immunity booster they need is to administer Provita Protect. “Recent, independent research has confirmed just how exposed … Read more

Farmer successfully controlling lameness

Steven Robinson milks 125 Holstein Friesian cows at Longber Farm, near Lancaster. Until recently, he had been foot bathing the cows using a mix of Copper Sulphate and Formalin. However, ten months ago, after consulting with his local farm merchant, Steven decided to change to Provita Hoofsure Endurance. Since then he has been walking the … Read more

Provita attend World AG Expo

Provita attend World Ag Expo

The World Ag Expo will celebrate 45 years of excellence with a three-day extravaganza that runs February 12-14 at the International Agri-Center, Tulare, California. Provita will attend the Expo at Booth number 6502 at what promises to be an unmissable event. We look forward to seeing you there. The vent, with 2.6 million square feet … Read more

Visit Provita at Livestock 2012 4th & 5th September

Livestock 2012 4th and 5th September, NEC, Birmingham, UK Organised by RABDF, Livestock 2012 is the leading event for the livestock sector in the UK. It attracts more than 16,000 visitors a year and presents a unique opportunity for farmers, herdsmen, consultants, processors and retailers from all over the world to see the best dairy … Read more

Lamb Colostrum Case Study

The name McAllister is synonymous with the highest standards of pedigree sheep and cattle breeding. It’s a reputation that has been founded on the back of a tremendous commitment to sourcing the best genetics while, at the same time, applying the highest management standards. Where young stock are concerned, this commitment kicks in within seconds … Read more