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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

Provita Making Better Silage Demos

Provita are hosting two farm demos on silage making.  The demos focus on good management and silage making tips, the use of silage inoculants and pros and cons of using farmer owned silage making machinery. Despite a very difficult year both demo farms have made excellent silage. Read more

Visit Provita at the Royal Ulster Winter Fair

Provita Animal Health are pleased to be exhibiting at The Royal Ulster Winter Fair on 14th December 2017, at the Balmoral Showgrounds. This is an established and highly successful event in the agricultural calendar and is an ideal opportunity for farmers to speak to the Provita team for farm-specific advice and great special offers. Visitors will also see top class cattle compete for the title of Supreme Champion. Read more

Provita Promist Demo Review – Clearing the air and helping reduce antibiotic usage by 90%

James and Francis Kyle who run 220 milking cows and other enterprises near Ballymoney have seen a significant difference in their calf health and vitality since they started using Provita Promist so were happy to host a demo and share their experiences. They were using a fan and tunnel but were still having problems. Since using Provita Promist they have reduced their usage of antibiotics.  Attendees were interested to learn that due to the increased use of vaccines there has been an increase in mycoplasma related pneumonia for which there is not a vaccine commercially available.  Promist can help to control air quality and is formulated to combat all harmful air and surface pathogens that can cause pneumonia.  Read more

Provita Hoofsure HELP service demo – Reducing lameness and improving profitability

The demonstration hosted by Pat Lenehan and his nephew Pete was well attended by farmers with lameness problems on their farm.  Not all of them footbath regularly or have a system set up to allow regular footbathing.  Pat and Pete milk 70 cows in Crossmaglen.  When they were installing a new parlour, they contacted Provita rep Kieran Donnelly to arrange a no obligation visit to action Provita’s Hoofsure Endurance Lameness Programme HELP to advise them on their footbathing set-up.  They wanted a system that would minimise disruption to milking and allow good cow flow.  Following consultation with Kieran, the pre-cast concrete footbath set-up allowed a full side of cows to exit the parlour before they reached the footbath which allows more dominant cows to walk through more rapidly and the more hesitant cows to have space and go through at their own pace.  Cows are footbathed at every evening milking.  When Kieran scored the herd for digital dermatitis (DD) as part of the HELP service, the vast majority had DD.  A protocol with high concentration of Hoofsure Endurance footbath solution was put in place for 2 months with positive results visible within 2 weeks into the programme – active DD reduced from 85% to 20%%.  Once DD levels were low with infection pressure down, the concentration of Hoofsure Endurance used each evening has reduced. Read more

Visit Provita at Royal Ulster Winter Fair

Provita Animal Health are pleased to be exhibiting at The Royal Ulster Winter on 14th December 2017.  This event is an established and highly successful event in the agricultural calendar and is an ideal opportunity for farmers to speak to the Provita team for farm-specific advice and great special offers.  Visitors will also see top class cattle compete for the title of Supreme Champion. Read more

Dairy Day 2017, Punchestown

We will be attending Dairy Day 2017, Punchestown Event Centre, Co Kildare https://www.farmersjournal.ie/farm/dairy-day-2017/656

 

Come along to Provita Demos

See Promist in action helping reduce antibiotic usage 

Wed. 22nd November at 12pm: James & Francis Kyle, 6 Cregagh Rd, Ballymoney, BT53 8JN
Wed. 22nd November at 6pm: Eddie Rodgers, 2 Church Rd, Tullynagowan, Derrygonnelly BT93 6BL
Wed. 22nd November at 7.30pm: Robert & George Shaw, 27 Drumbuck road, Castlewellan, BT31 9BS

See Hoofsure HELP service working to reduce lameness

                     Tues. 21st November at 1pm: Pat Lenehan, 34 Liscalgot Rd, Crossmaglen, BT35 9HX
                     Wed. 22nd November at 12.45pm: James & Francis Kyle, 6 Cregagh Rd, Ballymoney, BT53 8JN