What’s new from Provita at Winter Fair 2012

Provita has confirmed that it will be introducing a number of new products at next week’s Winter Fair.

ProVitaMin is a new range of chelated minerals, vitamins and trace elements in an ultra-concentrated liquid drench form. The cattle drench format contains all the essential chelated minerals, vitamins and trace element that cows need at calving time. The product is also designed to improve fertility, growth performance and thriftiness in cattle.

ProVitaMin Cattle drench is particularly useful for calves, cows pre-calving, cows pre-service, flushing and beef cattle. Due to the weather this year, animals are more deficient and feed is providing fewer nutrients than normal, most cattle will therefore respond very positively to the ProVitaMin drench” Provita’s Tommy Armstrong explained.

“The new product contains 25 different elements at a high level to help correct deficiencies, improve fertility and improve performance. The high level of B vitamins will help stimulate appetite and the chelated metals allow for a slow release benefit.

“As a consequence of its highly concentrated formula, a 50ml dose is all that’s required for adult cattle, facilitating quick and easy drenching.

Tommy added:

ProVitaMin is also available for sheep, with or without Copper. Both new products ensure maximum mineral, trace element and vitamin bioavailability for fertility in ewes and thrive in lambs.

“The new range is completed by ProVitaMin – ColSelB12,  containing Cobalt, Selenium and Vitamin B12 together with high levels of vitamins A, D and E.”

“We will be doing a special launch offer of order one get one free at the show, the product will then be supplied via local Provita stockists.”

It goes without saying that Provita will also be profiling its entire product range at this year’s Winter Fair. Chief among them will be Protect, the first and only probiotic licensed for the prevention of 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 newborn calves are to picking up disease. For example, on average, it will take a young calf up to three and a half hours to get its first suck. And before it even finds its mother’s teat it may well have already sucked her tail, leg and other body parts. As a result, the young calf will ingest large number of bugs – Salmonella, E Coli etc – before it receives one drop of colostrum.

He added:

“However, Protect, when administered to a calf within the first 30 seconds of life, serves to fill the young animal’s gut with billions of naturally occurring, beneficial bacteria. This helps to physically exclude harmful pathogens from attaching to the gut wall.”

“It is also crucially important for a young calf to get colostrum as soon as possible after birth,” he explained

Well known Co Down suckler farmer Sam Chesney agrees:

“Our calves receive Protect as soon as it is born. Experience with the product has confirmed that it significantly reduces the incidence of scours and in the event of any calf coming down with the problem, we have found that it is much easier cured. I would heartily recommend the use its use to any dairy or suckler herdowner,” he confirmed.

For more information visit Provita on stand B14, or call Tommy Armstrong on 07720101444.