Cattle vet and top dairy farmer swears by Rehydion Gel
Cattle vet and top performing dairy farmer, John Moore, swears by Rehydion Gel. Not only does he recommend it to his dairy and suckler farmer clients, he also uses it on his own dairy herd.
To achieve his dairy optimum performance, John is selective about the products and medicines he uses on his dairy herd. He started using Rehydion Gel 2 years ago and is very happy with it. John says
“I’ve high standards on my farm and only use quality products that are guaranteed to work. I know that Rehydion Gel will do the job and I don’t have to deal with the issues that result with scour.”
John comes from the renowned pig and dairy Moore farming family near Croghan near Tullamore, Co. Offaly. John has a herd of 50 milking pedigree Holstein highly genetic merit cows. He runs a high input, high output system and uses a robotic milking system. John supplies liquid milk and has mostly autumn calving. John feeds 2.5 tonne/cow and averages 9,500 litres of milk per cow. He has quality milk with 3.6% fat and 3.2% protein and with the current good milk price, his costs are coming in at 28 cent per liter of milk. John runs a different system from the norm and says that over a 5 year period, the high input, high output system balances out the same as a grass based system if done right. John focuses on optimum fertility and milk performance.
John goes onto say “Rehydion Gel has the huge advantage of having the calf stay on milk, just as nature intended. Calves continue to thrive even in the recovery stage plus there’s minimum stress for everyone”.
John adds “I find it very easy to use. The self-measuring fill is a great idea. Just 2 fills and there’s no mix up on what you use. I just put it in the water and it mixes very well”.
“I also use Rehydion Gel in the water when weaning calves. It provides an ideal buffer, prevent acidosis and maintain, the electrolyte and fluid levels, required at weaning time”.
Rehydion gel is market leader in oral rehydration in calves. It overcomes the need for the calf to be removed from milk by being treated for scour. Rehydion Gel has a high Strong Ion Difference (SID) which effectively suppresses acidosis. Rehydion Gel corrects the acidosis, and leaves the stomach PH level low enough, to allow the milk to clot, and be digested by the calf. The gel can be added to milk but does not inhibit milk clotting. In beef and dairy systems, the product is time saving, convenient and minimizes stress as it can be given neat and there’s no need for the calf to be separated from the dam. One bottle of Rehydion Gel contains 320ml makes up 16 litre’s of solution enough for 2 calves for 2 days.