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New freshly calved cow boost from Provita

Provita have been researching and developing new products to help improve cow health for over 25 years. The latest addition to the widely tried and trusted product range is Vital Boost for freshly calved cows. Read more

Quintuplets born to Charollais ewe on Castlederg farm

Early this January saw a pedigree Charollais ewe give birth to quintuplets on the Castlederg farm of the Foster family. The even better news is that the mother and all the new arrivals are doing well.

“We were expecting the ewe to produce four lambs, based on her scanning results,” said John Foster.

“The arrival of the fifth was a genuine surprise. All of the lambs are of a decent size and the fact that they are all progressing well represents a genuine boost at the start of the 2017 lambing season.”

The Fosters, owners of the renowned Springhill Texel and Charollais flocks, are totally committed to achieving the highest levels of performance form all of their sheep. John’s son Graham takes up the story. Read more

Keystone Farm Show

Provita will be attending the Keystone Farm Show, York, Pennsylvania from the 10th to 12th January. Visit us at booth 1023. The Keystone Farm Show is the largest commercial farm equipment and service provider trade show in the state of Pennsylvania. For more information on the show visit:


Christmas and New Year closing dates

Provita will be closed from 3 pm Friday 23rd December 2016 to Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 8.30 am.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and wish everyone a very prosperous 2017.

Innovative foot bath design proving its worth at Ballycairn Holsteins

William and Andrew McCollum, owners of the renowned Ballycairn Holstein herd, liken the challenge associated with the management of a high performance dairy herd to that of continually securing a number one grid position for a Grand Prix racing team.

“It’s all about attention to detail, irrespective of the milk price,” said Andrew. Read more

Don’t forget to use ‘Protect’ on bought-in dropped calves

George Shaw farms on the outskirts of Castlewellan in Co Down. The business is home to a small herd of spring calving suckler cows plus a number of bought in cattle.

“There will be around 75 head on the farm at any one time,” he said.

“It is policy to buy-in 30 Continental-cross dropped calves during the autumn period. These are then kept on through to their second year. The most recent acquisition in this regard is a group of choice Belgian Blue calves. We are delighted with the progress they are making. They are doing well. But obviously, they cost a lot of money and every step must be taken to ensure that they continue to thrive.”

He added:

“It is critical for calves to get the best possible start.”

“I will make sure that each calf born to our own suckler cows gets plenty of colostrum during those first critical hours of life. Thereafter, every step is taken to ensure that the calf’s nutritional requirements are met in full. And this includes administering Provita Protect. Read more

‘Protect’ consistently prevents scour related problems in large suckler herd

One direct impact of this year’s poor grazing season and the subsequent fall-off in silage quality has been the deterioration in the quality of colostrum produced by cows. This, in turn, will reduce the newborns’ ability to fight off disease.

One way of ensuring that all newborn calves get the required immunity booster they need is to administer Provita Protect, the first and only probiotic licensed for the treatment of scours in the UK  Read more

Royal Ulster Winter Fair

Provita will be attending the  Royal Ulster Winter Fair 2016, Northern Ireland’s premier indoor event in the dairy farming calendar, at the Eikon Exhibition Centre. Call in and visit us at Stand:160 to find out more information on our products and promotions available on the day. For more information on the event visit:

Semi-automated footbathing system including a footbath FREE with quantity of Hoofsure Endurance*

Members of the technical team at Provita are fully aware of the fact that footbathing can often be a tedious job. Moreover, it can be neglected due to other farming commitments such as silage season or other field work. In addition, it is very difficult to ensure that the dilution rate is correct in every footbath. Studies have shown that 93% of footbaths are used incorrectly. Also the handling of chemicals can be dangerous. Read more

Fane Valley Promotion Days

Provita will be hosting promotion days across Fane Valley stores in Northern Ireland next week. Call in store for more information on our products, product deals, demonstrations of our new Digital Dermatitis app and our new fogger for applying Provita Promist.

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Lane Ends & Markethill 22/11/2016 10:30-15:30
Altnamachin 22/11/2016 10:30-15:30
Portadown 23/11/2016 10:30-15:30
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Armagh 24/11/2016 10:30-15:30