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Provita Lameness Clinics

Provita Lameness Clinics

Provita are inviting farmers to the below locations where a technical advisor will be in store to give advice on lameness in dairy cattle & sheep and how Provita’s Hoofsure HELP service and products can help reduce lameness problems on farm.

Please see below for full details on locations:

Tuesday 27th February 2018: Dairygold, Lombardstown, Mallow Co. Cork

Wednesday 28th February 2018: Dairygold, Clondrohid, Macroom Co. Cork

Thursday 1st March 2018: Dairygold, Buttevant, Co. Cork

Friday 2nd March 2018: Dairygold, Ardagh, Co. Limerick

Craigdoo flock benefits from Provita Sheep & Lamb products

The Grant brothers Mike, John and Patrick run the successful Craigdoo Suffolk and Blackie flocks near Kilcoo in Co Down. John and Patrick are veterinarians involved as a partner and a pig specialist, and sheep specialist respectively within the Parklands Veterinary Group. Their farm is situated 600ft above sea level near the Mourne mountains. The enterprises consist of 130 pure breed Lanark Blackface ewes, 75 pedigree Suffolk ewes, 500 commercial ewes, 7,000 finishing pigs and a suckler herd. Recent successes include receiving £9,000 for a Blackie at Lanark in 2017. The brothers are driven to achieve even more success in the future. With an extensive embryo transfer program this year, they are set to continue the rapid genetic progression of their flocks. Read more

Hoofsure Endurance reduces lameness for Armoy farmer

Arthur Hanna, who runs 130 Holstein Friesian cows in Armoy, Co Antrim, recently availed of Provita Hoofsure HELP service.  Lameness is a major challenge in dairy herds across the globe.  Infectious conditions are the biggest contributor towards lameness, with Digital Dermatitis (DD) the most commonly seen condition which can spread quickly throughout the entire herd if left unmanaged.  This painful infection affects the skin around the hoof mainly at the back of the cleft between the claws and due claw.  Lameness reduces mobility, comfort, feed intake, milk yield, fertility and ultimately gross margin.  Milk yield can be reduced by at least 1 litre per cow per day. Read more

Dairy Tech 2018

Join us at Dairy Tech, Wednesday 7th February 2018at Stand P25. Dairy-Tech is a dairy event tailored for the new generation of dairy farmer, manager and technician.  It will showcase ground-breaking technology, inspiring uptake of the latest science and field-based skills, introducing a fresh range of innovative products and services, and pioneering new global concepts in management efficiency. For more information on the event visit: https://dairy-tech.uk/

 

Provita products improving profitability with better silage and footbathing

Provita hosted a series of on farm demos throughout Northern Ireland last week outlining the benefits of making better silage and improving footbathing practices.  Andrew Dale in Limavady, Dean Wright in Portadown and Declan Rafferty in Pomeroy were host farms. Read more

Provita colostrum gets lambs up and going quicker!

James McGuckian runs a flock of 140-strong Suffolk cross ewes and ewe lambs with his father Pat on the family’s Dunloy farm. The sheep enterprise was started 5 years ago in order to complement a well-established dairying business.

“We buy-in 100 ewe lambs in August/September each year,” said James “These are then put to a selection of Rouge and Kerry Hill tips. Lambing gets underway mid-way through March.

“Our aim is to sell the breeding females with lambs at foot in the local mart. The animals are kept on straw indoors until the lambs are two weeks old, at which stage they are sold on. Read more

Provita Product Demonstrations

Provita ‘Making Better Silage’ Demos

Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 12pm

Dean and Jim Wright, 12 Brackagh Rd, Portadown

Thursday 11th January 2018 at 12pm

Declan Rafferty and Aiden Quinn, 112 Limehill Road, Pomeroy

 

See Hoofsure HELP Service working to reduce lameness

Tuesday 9th January at 12pm

Andrew Dale, 287 Ballyquin Road, Limavady, BT49 9HB

Provita Product Demonstrations

Provita are hosting several demonstrations on ‘Making Better Silage’ and reducing lameness over the week beginning Monday 8th January. See below for full details of the events: Read more

Christmas Holiday Closure

From everyone at Provita we would like to thank our customers for their continued support and business throughout the year. We would like to wish everyone a very happy, peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Read more

Provita hosts Norwegian visitors

Provita Animal Health had the pleasure of hosting a group of Norwegian beef farmers.  During their time in Northern Ireland, the Norwegian visitors had the chance to see several different farms that use Provita products giving them the opportunity to see the products in action.  Those that visited from Norway highlighted the differences in the Norwegian agricultural environment and that of Northern Ireland. Whilst the overall annual GDP of agriculture in both countries works out at roughly 2%, the percentage of the land cultivated in the two countries is very different.  Norway has only 3% of the land cultivated, due to the cold climate, thin soils and mountainous terrain, whereas 78.8% of Northern Ireland’s land is under cultivation for grazing, crops, forestry and fruit. Read more