PharVet (Ireland) Ltd is delighted to announce the launch of an Electromin Bolus Range for cattle and sheep at the Ploughing Championships 17th – 19th September. The Electromin Bolus range has a unique mode of action and provides a controlled and long acting sustained release of trace minerals for dairy and suckler cows, calves and growing stock (ewes and lambs). PharVet is now the exclusive distributor of the Bolus Range, manufactured by Vetalis which was previously distributed in Ireland by Osmonds. This quality range of boluses, popular with Irish farmers, will now be available through usual outlets including local co-ops or agri-merchants.
As part of their launch of the Electromin Bolus Range, PharVet are running a Competition at their Ploughing stand for farmers to be in with a chance of winning €1,000 worth of Boluses as well as a €10 Voucher per box offering off their first purchase of Boluses.
The Electomin Bolus range includes Elite Dry Cow (12’s), a long acting bolus that provides a balanced and controlled supply of essential trace element required during the dry period. It provides cobalt, copper, manganese, iodine, zinc, selenium, vitamin E and vitamin A. The dose is 1 bolus per cow and lasts 90 days.
Also Super Grazing 250 (12’s & 50’s), a unique, long acting and highly concentrated bolus that provides a balanced and concentrated supply of essential trace elements for the entire grazing season (250 days). It provides zinc, copper, iodine, selenium and cobalt. It compensates for the trace element deﬁciencies in grass to support each physiological stage (lactation, reproduction pregnancy and calving).
Other boluses include Copper Plus (20’s), Calfmin (25’s & 40’s), Sheep (100’s), Reproduction (12’s & 50’s) and High Fertility bolus.
PharVet (Ireland) Ltd recently appointed Philip Dwyer as their new National Sales Manager. Philip joins PharVet from Osmonds Ireland where he also held the role of National Sales Manager. Prior to joining Osmonds, Philip worked in sales with Keenan’s an Alltech Company for 5 years and brings a wealth of experience from the agri-sector with him. Philip holds a Batchelor in Business Studies from the University of Limerick.
Philip is originally from Thurles, Co. Tipperary and is now living in Cashel. He comes from a dairy farming background.
PharVet are a veterinary and trade distributor offering a broad range of quality products, along with a differentiated service solution.
PharVet have an exciting competition for farmers who purchase an Eprecis herd pack to be in with a chance to win a cattle weighing scales valued at €1,600. The cattle weighing scales is a perfect prize to sit along with Eprecis, to ensure farmers have administered the correct dose rate. Farmers can enter the competition by returning the entry postcard. Ask at your local veterinary or farm co-op/merchant supplier about the Eprecis Cattle Weigh Scales Competition. A receipt of purchase is required to redeem the competition prize and only one entry is allowed per farmer.
Come and have a look ????at our stand tomorrow at the IHFA Open Day in Wicklow where we're showcasing Eprecis, the worming injection and our quality range of milk replacers including ProCalf and ProHeifer. See you there!!! ????
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.