Contact your Progiene hygiene specialists Tel: 0808 178 1010 E-mail: info@progiene-dairy.com www.progiene-dairy.com ● Broad spectrum Defra approved terminal disinfectant ● Highly effective against Coccidiosis, Cryptosporidium, TB, viruses, bacteria, moulds and yeast ● Free from QACs and cyanuric acid ● Ideal for use in calf housing, calving areas and lambing pens COXICUR DISINFECTANTS CompleteDairyHygieneSolutions BEDZORB GENERALCARE ● Anti-fungal, antibacterial and virucidal ● Kind to teats, skin friendly pH with reduced ammonia ● Suitable for all types of bedding and livestock of all ages ● Helps to keep teats and udders clean and ready for milking CALFSCOURTESTKIT BIOSECURITY Progieneon-farmcalfscourkit. ● No need to wait for lab results, just test and go in 10 minutes! ● For the detection of coronavirus, E. coli, cryptosporidium and rotavirus, all in one simple test. ● Each kit contains 5 calf tests. ● Use alongside Progiene Coxicur DEFRA approved disinfectant for maximum effectiveness in controlling disease in calves. Dairy hygiene One of Agrii’s main suppliers of products for the dairy industry is Progiene Dairy Hygiene. Progiene is committed to optimal herd health and the production of top quality milk. Mastitis, lameness and poor fertility remain the key income-draining problems for UK dairy farms, but sound hygiene routines and the use of high quality dairy hygiene chemicals often make the difference between profit and loss. Based on the requirements of the latest market feedback, the innovative Progiene range of quality teat dips, circulation cleaners, and hoof and bedding hygiene products has been developed to meet the current dairy farmer’s needs as closely as possible. Premium quality and effectiveness come as standard and all products are manufactured in accordance with ISO9001 and GMP protocols. THE RANGE INCLUDES: ✚ Teat dips ✚ Sprays and foams ✚ Circulation cleaning detergents ✚ Bulk tank cleaners ✚ Cluster disinfectants ✚ Hoof care ✚ Bedding conditioners They have all been designed to offer cost effective milk quality solutions, whatever your particular farm circumstances. ANIMAL HEALTH NEWSLETTER Please contact us using the details below, to sign up for our Animal Health Newsletter, which we produce three times a year. Animal Health Update Agrii Animal Health Update Spring 2016 Magnesium deficiency: be prepared A bucket for all seasons Agrii Sheep Mag. and Cattle Mag. Buckets Agrii Supreme Energy www.agrii.co.uk @AgriiUK Agrii Animal Health Update Spring 2016 Update Diary Notes and Information: Roundworm control in cattle 04 Come and visit the Agrii stand at the NSA Sheep Event at Three Counties Showground, Malvern on Wednesday 27th July 2016. Ludlow iFarm Open Day at Gatley Farm, Wigmore, on Wednesday 22nd June. NSA Wales and Border Early Ram Sale: Builth Wells Showground on Monday 1st August. Agrii will be presenting five Best of British Farming Study Awards worth £1500 each in summer 2016. To apply please visit www.agrii.co.uk. There will also be the opportunity to gain work experience with Agrii if you’re successful in winning one of the awards. Contact your Agrii Agronomist about your spring cropping and fertiliser requirements. Lamb creep rations for home mixing with home grown cereals: protein additives are available to make up a complete feed to suit your animals requirements. Compound feeds for both sheep and beef available for collection or delivery. Grass seed and over-seeding? A number of mixtures are in stock and appropriate advice available. The new Agrii range of high energy buckets, pre-calving buckets and magnesium buckets are now in stock. Please discuss with your Agrii Animal Health Advisor. A reminder that you are not allowed to cut or trim your hedgerows between 1st March and 31st August, unless you have applied for a derogation from the RPA and have received written permission. Rodenticide training and certification: The link for free training funded by ADHB is : http://www.rodentcontrolonfarms.co.uk/. The training course as mentioned is free and the only charge is at the end of the course when delegates can opt to then complete the LANTRA test. The cost for this is £50.00 plus VAT and if you pass, you can then download a PDF certificate immediately from the system and a hard copy LANTRA certificate will follow within 2 weeks. Most roundworms affecting cattle follow a similar life cycle, causing clinical disease and lost production in young cattle. The disease is largely caused by Ostertagia, the larvae of which invade and damage the lining of the fourth compartment of the stomach. This usually affects growing cattle which may have little immunity when exposed to contaminated pastures. Infective larvae ingested from pastures from last autumn onwards undergo a period of delayed development within the stomach wall, and emerge during the late winter months to cause disease. This may cause profuse diarrhoea and rapid weight loss. Treatment: Zermex Pour-on for Cattle: Moxidectin gives the longest interval of 10 weeks control following treatment against key cattle worms of any pour on. Convenient and rain-fast application Minimal impact on dung beetles Please speak to your Agrii Animal Health advisor for further details Please get in touch with your Agrii contacts on: Ludlow 01584 872134, Presteigne 01544 260140 Knighton 01547 529073, Welshpool (Nigel Ellis): 07964 798161 01 After an exceptionally wet winter we can only hope for an early Spring with good quality grazing. Ahigh energy feed and mineral bucket for all sheep on grazing and low energy and protein diets. The ideal bucket for the sheep farmer for pre and post-lambing, pre-tupping, for store lambs and for lamb finishing. Rapidly growing spring grass is very low in magnesium and subsequently the need for added magnesium to supplement this deficiency is essential to avoid grass staggers. Agrii has introduced a new range of magnesium buckets for both sheep and cattle: Providing a high level of magnesium within a palatable molassed matrix, ideal for use where there is a risk of grass staggers. Containing a high level of sodium to help promote magnesium absorption across the rumen wall. Fortified with minerals and vitamins to help to support flock health and complement forage. Offering a cost effective and convenient method of magnesium supplementation for ewes, suckler cows and first lactation heifers. Not suitable for feeding to sheep pre-lambing, or to non-castrated lambs. As a preventative strategy, magnesium boluses can be an option for both cattle and sheep prior to turnout. This will provide a consistent supply of magnesium, which will last for up to 28 days. Cattle should be treated 2/3 days prior to turnout. Features and benefits: High energy product of 16% ME including a source of rumen by-pass energy. Contains Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, which have been proven to help support fertility in ewes and rams and optimise lamb survival and continued growth rates. 15% crude protein, from a mixture of high quality natural protein sources, which help to increase protein availability to stock, and optimise milk and meat production. Ideal for growing and finishing lambs at grass where extra energy and protein is required. The ultra-high level of vitamin E helps to support ewe and lamb immunity and promote lamb vigour. Fortified with a range of major minerals, trace elements and vitamins. NEW NEW Contents Magnesium deficiency: be prepared Page 01 A bucket for all seasons Page 01 Are your sheep getting enough trace elements and vitamins? Page 02 Ovivac P Plus: Spring Lamb Dosing Page 02 Nematodirus Forecast Page 02 Lifeline Pre-Calver: Give those calves a head start Page 02 Coccidiosis Page 03 Get your free on-farm diagnostic calf scour kit whilst stocks last Page 03 Diary Notes and Information Page 04 Roundworm control in cattle Page 04 Contact us Please get in touch with any comments or questions about any of the articles featured in this newsletter. Ludlow: 01584 872134 Knighton: 01547 529073 Presteigne: 01544 260140 Welshpool (Nigel Ellis): 07964 798161 Animal Health Update Agrii Animal Health Update Spring 2016 Magnesium deficiency: be prepared A bucket for all seasons Agrii Sheep Mag. and Cattle Mag. Buckets Agrii Supreme Energy www.agrii.co.uk @AgriiUK Agrii Animal Health Update Spring 2016 Update Diary Notes and Information: Roundworm control in cattle 04 Come and visit the Agrii stand at the NSA Sheep Event at Three Counties Showground, Malvern on Wednesday 27th July 2016. Ludlow iFarm Open Day at Gatley Farm, Wigmore, on Wednesday 22nd June. NSA Wales and Border Early Ram Sale: Builth Wells Showground on Monday 1st August. Agrii will be presenting five Best of British Farming Study Awards worth £1500 each in summer 2016. To apply please visit www.agrii.co.uk. There will also be the opportunity to gain work experience with Agrii if you’re successful in winning one of the awards. Contact your Agrii Agronomist about your spring cropping and fertiliser requirements. Lamb creep rations for home mixing with home grown cereals: protein additives are available to make up a complete feed to suit your animals requirements. Compound feeds for both sheep and beef available for collection or delivery. Grass seed and over-seeding? A number of mixtures are in stock and appropriate advice available. The new Agrii range of high energy buckets, pre-calving buckets and magnesium buckets are now in stock. Please discuss with your Agrii Animal Health Advisor. A reminder that you are not allowed to cut or trim your hedgerows between 1st March and 31st August, unless you have applied for a derogation from the RPA and have received written permission. Rodenticide training and certification: The link for free training funded by ADHB is : http://www.rodentcontrolonfarms.co.uk/. The training course as mentioned is free and the only charge is at the end of the course when delegates can opt to then complete the LANTRA test. The cost for this is £50.00 plus VAT and if you pass, you can then download a PDF certificate immediately from the system and a hard copy LANTRA certificate will follow within 2 weeks. M ost roundworms affecting cattle follow a similar life cycle, causing clinical disease and lost production in young cattle. The disease is largely caused by Ostertagia, the larvae of which invade and damage the lining of the fourth compartment of the stomach. This usually affects growing cattle which may have little immunity when exposed to contaminated pastures. Infective larvae ingested from pastures from last autumn onwards undergo a period of delayed development within the stomach wall, and emerge during the late winter months to cause disease. This may cause profuse diarrhoea and rapid weight loss. Treatment: Zermex Pour-on for Cattle: Moxidectin gives the longest interval of 10 weeks control following treatment against key cattle worms of any pour on. Convenient and rain-fast application Minimal impact on dung beetles Please speak to your Agrii Animal Health advisor for further details Please get in touch with your Agrii contacts on: Ludlow 01584 872134, Presteigne 01544 260140 Knighton 01547 529073, Welshpool (Nigel Ellis): 07964 798161 01 A fter an exceptionally wet winter we can only hope for an early Spring with good quality grazing. A high energy feed and mineral bucket for all sheep on grazing and low energy and protein diets. The ideal bucket for the sheep farmer for pre and post-lambing, pre-tupping, for store lambs and for lamb finishing. Rapidly growing spring grass is very low in magnesium and subsequently the need for added magnesium to supplement this deficiency is essential to avoid grass staggers. Agrii has introduced a new range of magnesium buckets for both sheep and cattle: Providing a high level of magnesium within a palatable molassed matrix, ideal for use where there is a risk of grass staggers. Containing a high level of sodium to help promote magnesium absorption across the rumen wall. Fortified with minerals and vitamins to help to support flock health and complement forage. Offering a cost effective and convenient method of magnesium supplementation for ewes, suckler cows and first lactation heifers. Not suitable for feeding to sheep pre-lambing, or to non-castrated lambs. As a preventative strategy, magnesium boluses can be an option for both cattle and sheep prior to turnout. This will provide a consistent supply of magnesium, which will last for up to 28 days. Cattle should be treated 2/3 days prior to turnout. Features and benefits: High energy product of 16% ME including a source of rumen by-pass energy. Contains Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, which have been proven to help support fertility in ewes and rams and optimise lamb survival and continued growth rates. 15% crude protein, from a mixture of high quality natural protein sources, which help to increase protein availability to stock, and optimise milk and meat production. Ideal for growing and finishing lambs at grass where extra energy and protein is required. The ultra-high level of vitamin E helps to support ewe and lamb immunity and promote lamb vigour. Fortified with a range of major minerals, trace elements and vitamins. NEW NEW Contents Magnesium deficiency: be prepared Page 01 A bucket for all seasons Page 01 Are your sheep getting enough trace elements and vitamins? Page 02 Ovivac P Plus: Spring Lamb Dosing Page 02 Nematodirus Forecast Page 02 Lifeline Pre-Calver: Give those calves a head start Page 02 Coccidiosis Page 03 Get your free on-farm diagnostic calf scour kit whilst stocks last Page 03 Diary Notes and Information Page 04 Roundworm control in cattle Page 04 Contact us Please get in touch with any comments or questions about any of the articles featured in this newsletter. Ludlow: 01584 872134 Knighton: 01547 529073 Presteigne: 01544 260140 Welshpool (Nigel Ellis): 07964 798161 Please contact customer services: e: livestock@agrii.co.uk t: 0845 6073322 23 LIVESTOCK HEALTH & NUTRITION