Provita Promist Demo Review – Clearing the air and helping reduce antibiotic usage by 90%
Co Fermanagh suckler beef producer Eddie Rogers also had a demo on his farm. It was discussed how good ventilation is a core requirement for all cattle housing, in order to prevent the onset of pneumonia problems at this time of the year. Eddie houses his cows with their calves at foot all under one roof normally at the beginning of October. As a Tesco Angus supplier, management criteria is very strict so keeping pneumonia at bay during the first three months of housing is crucially important.
Demo attendees learned how during autumn calving, a major health problem which can affect new-born calves is pneumonia. Provita Promist is a proprietary blend of natural organic acids, essential oils and wetting agents which together improve conditions of housed stock. Natural organic acids in Promist lower the pH in the air creating an environment inhibitory to harmful bacteria and viruses. It should be used at housing or when new stock has been introduced onto the farm, as pathogens can spread when animals from different sources are mixed. Thereafter use as often as required, e.g. when more stock is added to cattle houses or during still weather conditions until air flow improves. It can also be used daily in houses that have permanently poor air flow. Promist will also reduce ammonia and dust levels. It should be used above and around the cattle to purify the air, the surfaces and the animals. The essential oils provide an expectorant effect.
Provita have sourced a convenient fogger for applying Promist in livestock houses to aid control of pneumonia in cattle. The Stihl SR200 Mist Blower is a powerful mister unit which has a 10L tank capacity.
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