FARMSTORE NEWSLETTER

HEXAKLENE R

This summer teat dip contains DEAT, which is the only fly repellent registered in the European Union to repel fliesNuisance flies are antagonistic to cows as well as increasing the risk of mastitis.

HEXAKLENE R also contains a high level of chlorohexidine which is an excellentbiocide, and lanolin to aid in keeping teats soft.                    Teat spray with fly repellent

 

 

 

FORAGE OPTIONS

We won’t mention the war but fodder is undoubtedly going to be scarce on farm this coming winter. So what options have farmers left at this stage?

 Red Start Hybrid Brassica            

Redstart has the potential to yield 6tDM/ha when sown in early August. This can be grazed in situ or baled and fed out.  Suitable for feeding dry cows, replacement heifers, weanlings and store cattle. Ideal for a field intended for reseeding next year or following cereals.

Hybrid Ryegrass                              

This won’t give the same short term yield potential as Redstart but will give the potential for extra grazing in the spring followed by a cut in the autumn.  Hybrids are being cut up to five times per season and once your soil index is sufficient excellent yields are being achieved. This is Ideal for paddocks away from the farm and where zero grazing is being practiced.

Forage Rape

Can even be sat into September and again gives a high leaf yield with the potential to yield 5t DM/ha.  It can be grazed or baled.  Very easy to establish and again suitable for fields destined for reseeding.

REDSTART RAPE/KALE HYBRID FOR CATTLE

 

ALKA STRAW

This is where Home & DRY pellets are added to straw which is pitted after being chopped by a forage harvester. The ammonia breaks down the lignin in the straw increasing the ability of the animal to digest it. Also the protein of the straw is increased therefore improving what is already a beneficial feed.

 

ALKAGRAIN

We are sourcing wheat and barley for farmers for home treating again this season so let us know in advance if this is an option for your farm.

Alka Grain, Alka Feed, Home and dry,

 

ALKAFEED

We are selling a range of rations containing Home & Dry treated grain.  The entire diet is alkalised and contains 70% cereal including maize meal.  It is very safe to feed at high levels particularly where forage is tight.  Higher cereal inclusion increases the energy utilised by the cow increasing yield, fat and protein.

 

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Home n’ Dry

ONTRAK GPS

ONTRAK is an affordable GPS for your tractor which is compatible with your iPad or iPhone.

With newer fertiliser spreaders and sprayers, spreading width has increased significantly and is virtually impossible to spread accurately.  The ONTRAK device sits on the tractor bonnet and has a light display from left to right.  Once you deviate from the centre line the lights flash directing you back in to line.  Fool proof to set up and can be moved from one tractor to the next as it is attached magnetically.

ontrak tractor gps
ontrak tractor gps

ontrak tractor gps

ontrak tractor gps

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT THE STORE AT 023-8841911 OR

EMAIL: stores@thefarmstore.ie

JUNE NEWSLETTER

ALKA DAIRY

 Alka Grain, Alka Feed, Home and dry,How much cereal does your dairy,beef or calf ration contain? 20% maybe or 30% max.

With this low level where does the energy come from in the feed?  It is hardly from the palm kernel, sunflower or wheat feed which have high inclusion rates in most compound feed to make them cheap.

 

The reason we hear all the time that these inferior ingredients need to be used is for fibre at grass.  But high levels of cereal cause stomach upsets, and of course traditionally this is true but for the last couple of years we have seen a change in this by including alka treated grain in our diets.

Our dairy and beef rations contain 60% cereal (maize, barley and wheat), 15% distillers grain and 20% soya hulls nothing else (no fillers).

You’ll be Home n’ Dry with Alkagrain

20% of the cereal content is made from ALKA GRAIN 150; this is a process where 150kg of HOME & DRY pellets are added to wheat or barley which results in a raw material which is now 30% protein, 60% starch and a PH of 8% (so now we have protein, energy and an alkaline feed source).

The high PH then neutralises the acidic nature of the other cereals to ensure the overall diet is ALKALINE and safe to feed at higher levels of inclusion.

ALKA FEEDS, ALKA GRAIN

RUMEN PH

The ideal rumen PH is between 6-7.  The ruminal microorganisms or stomach bugs are healthiest within this range increasing the dry matter intake and absorption of what the animal eats including grass and silage.

Trials have shown through the use of rumen bolus that animals fed a standard feed which is acidic can take up to 7 hours to get the PH back to its optimum level or at all.

So what if you could feed a high starch feed which already has a PH of 6 and above and therefore does not affect the rumen PH negatively significantly reducing the cows own energy in getting the rumen ph back to its desired level and maximising the DM and energy intake the animal eats.

Well now you can!

We have seen incidences this spring with lush grass where cows are very loose with bubbles in the dungs, this is evidence of acidosis and is obvious the cow is not maximising her intakes.

 

 

FEED COMPARISONS

We also here from farmers that they are only feeding 2 kilos and what is in that is irrelevant as long as it gets the cow in the parlour carries cal-mg and is cheap

The difference however in feeding a ration with 60% cereal and 20% cereal is 1.2kg of cereal as opposed to 400gm/hd/day or 3 times the energy intake from as little as 2 kilos and because of the high cereal inclusion it is still very competitively priced.

The same mix applies to beef animals and the same benefits are being achieved however we have increased the protein in the calf mix.

These rations are available from the FARM STORE in both bulk and min-bulk ton bags.

Contact us for more details.

 

DECTOSPOT:

 

Single spot treatment for nuisance flies and lice.  fly treatment cattle

 Safe to use in lactating cows.

 

 

ABINEX FORTE: 

Abinex forte long acting

Abinex Forte is available in a low dose pour-on.  Abinex is an excellent pour-on for dry stock at grass controlling roundworms, lungworms, sucking and biting lice.

Contains abamectin which is a useful alternative to ivermectin in reducing resistance on farm.

Very competitive due to its low dose rate with 1lt treating 100 x 200kg animals.

 

HEXAKLENE R

Excellent teat dip which contains DEET to repel nuisance flies.  Also has a very high level of emollient to improve teat condition.Teat spray with fly repellent

 

 

 

HEXAKLENE R TEAT SPRAY/DIP WITH FLY REPELLENT