Patrick Shalvey from Drumgoon, Co. Cavan runs 100 acres of farmland with 75 dairy cows. The bull calves are sold and he keeps approximately 20 replacements each year.
“We use Growvite as a spot treatment. If we have an animal that’s not thriving, especially cows dry of the hair, or it doesn’t clear, we’ll use it” he said. "This year we had a cow that had twins and we gave them each a shot of it and it was definitely a good boost for them".
Liam Coen from Hollymount, Co. Mayo operates a mixed farm with his sons David and Stephen. Together, they manage suckler cows to weanlings and have a pedigree flock of Texel ewes, along with a commercial flock. Their pedigree flock is their main enterprise and they have a rotational grazing system in place.
“Flock health is hugely important to us on the farm,” said David “We’ve been using Growvite for many years now and we find that it makes a big difference – after we used Growvite, we noticed a boost in weights and average weighted gains in our lambs.”
“It really helped them develop and put on good condition” he added.
Mark O’Rourke, Sales Manager, Univet said, “The Growvite range is a range of oral mineral products that supply vitamins, minerals and trace elements that are essential for improved thrive and performance.
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