- 100% Waterproof
- Light, Supple & Comfortable
- Glentex Fabric
- Enduring & Robust
- Oil & Chemical Resistant
- PVC type material that is stabilised hence will not split or crack when exposed to milk, Ammonia, Bleach and ground fertilisers.
The Dairy apron offers complete protection suitable for many farming activities, such as milking. There is a strap for holding teat soaking cups for teat disinfection after milking. Can be put on very quickly like a pinafore and is tied at the back by an adjustable elasticated loop. Very long, it covers boots to below the knee.
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Keep the animal dry
Of all of the available bedding materials, peat has the highest absorbency factor with the ability to absorb up to 10 times its own weight. The Super Fine particle size of Peat Bed allows for maximum coverage in a cubicle shed thereby keeping the cows dry and comfortable.
Keep the animal clean
Because of its high absorbency, the cows will therefore be cleaner, and this greatly reduces the bacterial count and potential for mastitis.
Maintain a healthy environment
The special formulation of Peat Bed, with a pH above 8, keeps the harmful bacteria count as low as possible. The highly absorbent peat keeps the animal dry and therefore cleaner.
Cattle spend more than half their lives lying down. A dairy cow lies down and rises around 16 times every day, which means between 5 000 to 7 000 times in a year! The cushioning effect of Peat Bed helps to increase the level of comfort whilst reducing animal injuries and abrasions.
The peat is harvested during the summer months and stored under cover until required. Peat Bed is then manufactured on a large scale using its own dedicated screening, mixing and production line. Producing large volumes is key to reducing the cost per unit. Harte Peat also have a nationwide distribution network, using their own fleet of delivery trucks and distribution centres. This makes Peat Bed the most cost effective material.
Safe to use
Peat is a natural product with no toxins or contaminants. There is no risk of any foreign objects getting into the product, which may be harmful to animals. From a farmer’s point of view, the product is very clean, dry and easy to handle and very easy to work with when spreading on cubicles.
Easy to spread on land
Due to its very fine particle size, the peat remains suspended in the slurry when in a tank, therefore it is easy to extract from the tank and to spread on the land. With its high pH and soil conditioning characteristics, the use of Peat Bed adds value to the slurry for spreading on land.
Peat Bed comes in different bag sizes (50 litre bag, 1.0m3 bag, 2.0m3 bag) or in bulk truck loads. These bags are easily stackable on pallets. The product will last for months in storage without any deterioration in quality.
Now available at The Farm Store. https://www.thefarmstore.ie/product/1827/dairy-products/peat-bed-cubicle-bedding
SURESEAL – DEFENCE AT DRYING OFF
The importance of the dry period, in relation to mastisis control, is well recognised and, according to Norbrook, new infection rates can be up to 10 times higher during the dry period than during lactation.
Norbrook says of all clinical mastisis occuring in the first 100 days of lactation, 60 per cent can be attributed to intramammary infections acquired during the dry period. For this reason, SureSeal is recommended, by Norbrook, as an internal teat sealant. Open teat canals are a major risk, says Norbrook, as invasive pathogens can enter the teat canal during the dry period. There is often a significant delay in the formation of a complete keratin plug in the streak canal of the teat. SureSeal mimics the action of this naturally-occuring keratin plug at drying off in the teat canal.
SureSeal can also help avoid ascending intramammary infections, Norbrook says. It contains bismuth subnitrate in a parraffin base which, when infused into the quarter at drying off, forms an immediate physical barrier in the distal part of the teat. This prevents bacteria from ascending through the teat canal and causing an infection.
Norbrook says that SureSeal is also insoluble in milk, has no antimicrobial properties, and has no residue or food safety risks attached to it.
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Extract Taken from the Irish Farmers Monthly