September Newsletter

MAIZE DISTILLERS WET GRAINS:

Supply of wet distillers is already getting tight for this winter, we can however take prebooking’s for deliveries later in the season. Wet distillers is easy to store in or outside, high in protein, oil and relatively high in DM at 35%. Contact us for more details.

 

HOME AND DRY:

Grain harvest is well under way and with an unfortunately low grain price and little or no sign of a drop in compound feed prices many farmers are availing of treating grain direct from the combine.

Grain fill in spring barley has been very satisfactory so starch levels will be very high complemented with the 4.5% protein lift from adding 30kg of HOME & DRY.

Farmers can expect an excellent stable, high starch, increased protein Alkaline feed with a 12 month shelf life.

 

WINTER BARLEY:

Growers interested in getting wheat or barley seed dressed with REDIGO DETER should let us know ASAP.

This treatment helps control all aphid vectors of BYDV, slug grain-hollowing damage and wireworm.

Only new 2 row variety added to the provisional recommended list is INFINITY

This received 102 for yield in trials with good all-round disease resistance good bushel and straw strength

 

 SPRAYER TESTING:

The deadline for testing your sprayer is fast approaching; the failure rate so far has been low with little being needed to bring sprayers up to speed, contact us for further details and to arrange your test or ring Sean O Flynn directly on 0871272334.

 

SEPTEMBER SPECIAL OFFERS

BUY ANY 6 PRECALVER, CALF TO BEEF OR HI-MAG MINERAL BUCKET AND GET 1 BUCKET FREE!

DOSING

-LEVACIDE  500ML INJECTION WAS €16  NOW €13

– BUY ALBENCARE 5LT WORM DRENCH, GET FREE HOOK GUN WORTH €60

-EPRIZERO 6LT PROMO PACK WAS €420  NOW €375

 FENCING

– SCREW INSULATOR 150PK  €28

-BUY 4 2MT GATE SPRINGS GET 1 FREE

-BUY 50 END INSULATOR GET 25 FREE

-THREE POLYWIRE 3 STRAND €15

 GLOVES

-FIVE PAIRS OF FLEECED LINED GLOVES FOR €6

-FIVE PAIRS OF PVC LINED GLOVES €9

RAT BAIT

Free bait box for blocks or grain with every 10 kg of neoserexa  blocks or grain

 Ideal for Bord Bia inspection.

 

Farmstore August Newsletter

HOME & DRY PELLETS

The harvest is upon us and options for utilising grain direct from the combine are being explored,

Home & Dry is a reliable convenient and economical method of treating grain which has many advantages over other methods which include

  • Harvest window is 2-3 weeks during normal harvest.
  • Grain can be treated from 17-24pc.
  • More than 30kg/t can be added to increase protein content.
  • Grain is mechanically crimped and Home ‘N’ Dry Pellets applied.
  • Grain is covered and sealed using silage polythene covers to prevent ammonia loss, can be fed after 2 weeks
  • It can also be stored outdoors once moisture is excluded.
  • Increases grain protein levels by 4-5pc at recommended rate.
  • Alkaline pH (8-9) provides a buffer to improve rumen function.
  • Less likely to be attacked by birds or vermin due to alkaline nature.
  • Minimal storage loss.
  • Storage period of up to 12 months.
  • Feed rates: dairy up to 6kg, beef can be fed ad-lib.

We have customers with grain to sell ready treated and customers looking for grain supplied so contact us for further details.

NEW FROM THE FARM STORE

Distillers Wet Grain is produced from pressed maize grains and is a by-product of the distilling industry.

It is a highly palatable feed containing 26% protein and 32% DM

Is available in full artic loads delivered

Has a 2 month shelf life when covered.

Contact us for more details.

GUY COTTON QUALITY RAIN WEAR AT THE FARM STORE

  • 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.

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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. 

Guy Cotton rain wear is made by the same manufacturer as the yellow commercial fishermans oilskin.   (World No. 1 Fishermans Waterproof Wet gear)

Made from Glentex material which is durable and unique to guy cotton which is 100 % Waterproof. [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

NOW AVAILABLE FROM www.thefarmstore.ie

https://www.thefarmstore.ie/product/1829/dairy-hygiene/guy-cotton-dairy-gown-small

DEFENCE AT DRYING OFF

SURESEAL – DEFENCE AT DRYING OFF
SURESEAL
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.

NOW AVAILABLE AT
https://www.thefarmstore.ie/product/1825/veterinary/sureseal-teat-sealer-120-syringe-pack

Extract Taken from the Irish Farmers Monthly

August 2014 News Letter

DAIRY HYGIENE Milk sampling is the one sure way of identifying causes of increased Somatic cell counts on farm. By identifying the relevant bacteria present enables you to make appropriate decisions in combatting future mastitis problems and enables you to select products suitable to combating the bacteria present. We are offering this service free of charge backed up with on farm trouble shooting from GEA personnel.

HOME & DRY We are seeing a significant increase in the use of Home & Dry for treating grain this season. Farmers looking to cut costs on bought in feed are seeing the advantage of treating grain direct from the combine. Also no other product can reliably convert a 60% starch grain into an alkaline feed while increasing the protein by 4.5%. We are sourcing grain direct from the combine whole or treated delivered to your yard for more details contact us.

GRASS SEED There is both a feast and a famine depending on what part of the country you are farming in. Our Limerick/Tipperary customers have too much grass while our southern customers have little or no grass. Wherever you are farming consider Farm Store Top Five extend grass mixes for your reseeding. Three varieties topping the Irish recommended list are:

ABERCHOICE: highest yielding and highest DM late diploid on the Irish recommended list.
ABERGAIN: highest yielding spring and total growth of the entire recommended list.
TYRELLA: highest spring yielding late diploid on the Irish recommended list.
All Grass seed Mixes come with or without clover. All three varieties are late heading.

CONCRETE FEED BLOCK SMP CONCRETE 246

BACK IN STOCK FOR THE WINTER

Feed blocks and troughs available in store
Also portable cubicle beds. To enquire contact:

The Farm Store Bandon 023-8841911           Email: stores@thefarmstore.ie
Gearoid Maher /  Limerick 087-2576827  or      Darragh Parlon / Tipperary/Offaly 085-784500