New dry cow therapy

Drying off cows has never been an easy job.  It is both time consuming and labour intensive.  Milk withdrawal and risking the odd kick is all part of the fun.

In 2017 we trialled a new product manufactured in Belgium on a number of Irish farms called HERBADRY.The product is 100% natural, antibiotic free and is administered in a drench form so no tubes are required.  The results were astounding!HERBADRY, DRY COWS


  • 100% success rate.
  • Udders just shrunk up within 24 hours.
  • No dripping or leaking as can occur with conventional methods.


With Herbadry milk production stopsin a fast and natural way. Oxytocin production is inhibited naturally and the cow doesn’t let down milk.  The absence of milk in the udder means no lactose and therefore a reduction in bacterial growth.  The following spring 2018 we followed these cows to assess the new lactation and again we found no residue, no mastitis and no withdrawal period for the milk.  Martin Crowe renowned dairy farmer Doon Co Limerick said:

 “cows dried up very fast and were very comfortable within 24 hrs. An Impressive product”

We are holding information evenings in association with HERBAVITA on the following dates:

Midleton Park hotel, Co Cork                                Monday 27th August 8.30pm.

Kades Kounty, Glenville, Co Cork                         Tuesday 28th August 8.30pm

Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon, Co Cork               Wednesday 29th August 8.30pm

Fern Hill Hotel, Clonakilty, CoCork                      Thursday 30th August 8.30pm

For further details contact the office on 023-8841911 or

Dan Martin 086-1733165

Sean o Flynn 087-1272334 /

Hugh Sisk 086-8200281 /


Farmstore News

agroserve GEA dairy hygiene


HEXAKLEENE R is the only teat dip registered on the Irish market to contain DEET fly repellent. DEET is registered all over the world as the leading fly repellent and can be found in all market leading formulations including humans.

Hexaklene R also contains 5000ppm of chlorohexidine and a high level of emollients to maintain teat condition.

Teat spray / dip Teat spray with fly repellent


With rain finally arriving in useful quantities all spring sown crops will get a boost as temperatures are high. However many crops are struggling in particularly the later sown crops. K2 and Ceraide are excellent at increasing tiller numbers and can be applied with the weed spray.

jfc chemical cabinet



A new addition to the scheme is chemical storage.  This is something most tillage men will have in place but very few others.  A chemical container must be bunded and capable of storing the sufficient levels of chemical that will be on the farm at any one time.

We are now stocking the JFC chemical store and it comes in 2 sizes see in store for details.

Also don’t forget to get your sprayer tested before cross compliance season begins.  Contact Sean for further details 087-1272334.

 Grasseed -top 5 germinal


Top Five Grazing contains the following for this season:

  • Abermagic top late tetraploid on the TEAGSC PPI index
  • Aberchoice and Drumbo top late diploids on the TEAGASC PPI index
  • Dunluce 2nd highest for quality on the TEAGASC PPI index

Combined it has the highest DM, spring growth, autumn growth and all around quality than any other combination available. Why plant anything else?



New to the farm store this season is Alkafibre which is oat kernel treated with Home & Dry pellets to create an alkaline digestible fibre feed

Typical analysis: DM 86%, Starch 10.7%, Protein 13.5%, ME8.6%, PH8.75%

Excellent partner for lush grass as the alkaline content enables the rumen to maximise grass intake and therefore increase DM intake.



New injectable for cows with ZERO milk withdrawal for the control of internal and external parasites.

Advantages over pour on:

  • Weather resistant
  • More competitive than pour on
  • Fast dose rate with low volume
  • Very accurate dose with complementary injection gun.

Eprices zero milk withdrawal

Dectospot Pour-On

For the control of both sucking and biting lice on all ages of cattle, including lactating dairy cows. Also aids in the control of biting and nuisance flies.  Ideal for summer use!


  • Zero milk withdrawal in cattle
  • Can be used in pregnancy and lactation
  • Easy-to-use, spot-on treatment
  • Controls lice and flies in cattle
  • Controls tick, lice and treats blowfly strike in sheep

fly treatment cattle