Fluke Control in Dairy Cows
The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has advised
used, separated by a specified time interval.
12 In Calf Friesian Heifers
that some flukicides can no longer be used
calving Feb/Mar high EBI
on cows or heifers (animals being used and
intending to be used for milk production).
and dose again four to eight weeks later.
10 Unit side by side milking
cows or heifers are listed in Table 1. Strict
Those farms where fluke are known to be a
particular problem could consider a third
parlour with electronic
observed. These products are active against
dose later in the dry period. Again, it is
pulsation and 10 jars.
BALLYRAINE, LETTERKENNY, CO. DONEGAL. TEL. (074) 9121766, FAX (074) 9124823
important to ensure that withdrawal times
these products, therefore, requires that at
are adhered to, especially in cases where a
For further details contact
least two doses of a particular product are
087 – 2385693.
OCTOBER PRODUCTION UP OVER 14%
Table 1. Flukicidal medicines that CAN be administered to cows and in-calf heifers.
Medicines that can continue to be used with strict adherence to withdrawal periods indicated
With one of the best Autumns on record milk production has continued to surge forward in October by
Name of Product
14.2% over October 2009. This is equivalent to an increase of approximately 720,000 litres. The main
reason for increase is that there has been exceptional grass growth with dry conditions for grazing.
10 AI Bred British
For the period April to October the cumulative increase (not butterfat adjusted) has been 4.3 million litres
For further details contact
087 – 2694322
STILL UPWARD TREND IN U.K. PRODUCTION
Provisional figures issued by the R.P.A. for October, ’10 show a further increase of 50.7 million litres for themonth. This now gives a cumulative total (not butterfat adjusted) of 7945.1 million litres for the levy year todate an increase of 296.8 million litres (+3.88%)
The butterfat is still running lower than last year. October butterfat was 4.02% while October ’09 was 4.04%.
The cumulative to date is 3.87% down 6 points on last year which was 3.93%.
confidential service in the following areas:
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Donegal Estates MIPAV
DAIRY HERD CERTIFICATES.
Suppliers who have not yet sent in their herd certificates are asked to do so immediately.
Certificates must be returned before 22nd December.
Failure to do so will result in your milk not being picked
up. Remember this is a very busy time for Vets also. If you require Certificate contact the Letterkenny office a.s.a.p.
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OPTIMISING THE UTILISATION OF DAIRY COW DIETS
DONEGAL FRS GROUP
From Monday 22/11/10 to Friday 24/12/10
DRY PERIOD DIETS
Body Score condition (BSC) at calving has a huge bearing on the performance of the cow during production.
WASTE FARM PLASTIC RECYCLING:
Using BSC is a good tool to help avoid milk fever, ketosis and other post calving problems
Ideally at calving cows should have a BSC of 3.5
Cows should not lose bodyweight during dry period (if they do they may be carrying twins and so need extra feed)
Cepravin dry cow 30 cow herd pack €199.00
Cows should not lose more than one unit of body condition post calving
A BSC over 3.5 at calving will have a negative effect on performance and fertility. A high BSC during the dry period penalises
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POST CALVING DIETS
Noroclox dry cow herd pack
Bring-centres for plastic will be organised again inSpring 2011 throughout County Donegal.
Post calving the intake of a lactating cow is doubled.
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The energy requirement is increased threefold and the Protein requirement (PDI) is increased fourfold.
Intakes will be governed by the following factors
Forages: digestibility, dry matter, energy value and chop size
NORTHERN IRELAND STORES
Management: ad-lib, headspace, light, water and temperature.
Offer of month
Animal: lactation stage, lactation number, (2kg increase between first and second lactation), yield and BSC
Nutritional factors: balance of energy and protein, and salt.
Eprinex pour on 5.0L
A simple calculation to work out intakes Dry Matter Intake (DMI) = production (L) x 0.25 + (0.02 x bodyweight)
• Pre Calver mineral high spec
Buy 10 bags £140.00
• Eprinex pour 2.5L
GENERAL FARM WORK & RELIEF MILKING:
• Dectomax pour on 3L
During lactation the protein requirement of cows increases substantially in line with the yield.
Closamectin pour fluke and
worm special deals in-store
farm work services with manyfarmers seeing the benefits of
Contact Malcolm /Brian 04882244184
having personnel on theirfarms who are properly
trained and insured for the work they carry out.
MILK COLLECTION DURING
For further details:
Having come through the worst winter conditions on
record in 2009/10, we are asking all milk suppliers fortheir assistance with milk collection in the comingmonths. Frost and or snow makes milk collection very
Most diets have a high level of degradable protein (up to 72%). Crude protein is divided into two parts Rumen Degradable
difficult and extremely dangerous and in some cases
THE ROYAL ULSTER
Protein (RDP) and Rumen Undegradeable Protein (Bypass)
As we increase the total crude protein of the cows diet to push yield, the management of rumen function becomes ever more
WINTER DAIRY FAIR
The first aim is to optimise rumen function in producing microbial protein (PDIM)
The following actions taken by the farmer can avoid
The only way to successfully meet the metabolisable protein needs of the cow is to provide bypass protein (PDIA)
serious accidents and assist collection greatly.
WILL BE HELD IN
1. Make sure all yards and roadways are clear of other
THE KINGS HALL BALMORAL
lack of RDP - microbial protein synthesis decreases
excess RDP – insufficient PDIA contribution
THURSDAY 9TH DECEMBER, 2010
AT SMYTH DALESIDE FEEDS
3. Keep in touch with your driver/haulier so that
9.OO A.M. TO 5.00 P.M.
changes in arrangements for collection can be
We use Novatan in our feeds to balance the PDI and meet the Bypass Protein requirements of cows.
Novatan will optimise protein utilisation and improve rumen efficiency.
made. Make sure you have Drivers mobile no.
Judging of cattle starts at 9.00 a.m. with the
Novatan reduces the activity of proteolytic bacteria that break down protein, producing NH3 in the rumen.
This results in better use of the protein in the diet and reduced NH3 production so we have less blood urea and urea in the milk.
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4. Keep in touch with Milk Transport in Killygordon on
This results in an increase in milk yield and also milk protein.
074 9149127 from Northern Ireland 00353 74
Novatan works on the entire diet, be that degradable grass, grass silage,maize, rations etc.
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