Cullyhanna farmer keeps Crypto and Cocci at bay

Cullyhanna milk and beef producer Sean Mackin, seen here with Stephen McKenna, right, of Gortavoy Feeds, uses the firms calf milk powder with Digest Vo added to help keep Crypto and Cocci at bay. Produced in France from natural plant extract Digest Vo does not require a prescription.

Cullyhanna milk and beef producer Sean Mackin, seen here with Stephen McKenna, right, of Gortavoy Feeds, uses the firms calf milk powder with Digest Vo added to help keep Crypto and Cocci at bay. Produced in France from natural plant extract Digest Vo does not require a prescription.

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Rearing calves well is vital for milk producer Sean Mackin, who runs a dairy herd and associated beef enterprise near Cullyhanna, Co Armagh.

As rearing beef cattle is the second major enterprise on the farm Sean puts the entire dairy herd in calf to beef bulls.

To help keep Crypto and Cocci at bay Sean has turned to Gortavoy Feeds and Farm Supplies for a quality milk powder containing Digest Vo, a French product used in over 40 countries.

Digest Vo works by strengthening the immune system and building a balanced and strong gut flora. This has the twin benefit of increasing resistance to Cryptosporidium and Coccidium.

“Getting calves on Gortavoy Calfpride Gold Instant containing Digest Vo as soon as possible has worked extra well here in promoting calf health,” says Sean.

“Developed by the Techna Group in France a decade ago to help reduce antibiotic usage Digest Vo can be fed in the first week to help build up resistance.

“No script is needed for this totally natural plant extract product that dramatically cuts our medicines bill and gives us healthy batches of calves. The foundation of any beef or milk enterprise as illness early in life leaves stock under performing literally for years afterward.

“Being able to simply include Digest Vo in this quality milk powder high in dairy proteins, vegetable oils and lactose is a huge advantage.

“Gortavoy Feeds milk powder with Digest Vo included has given us healthier calves, fewer problems and stock that finish in eye catching even batches,” affirmed Sean,

To contact Gortavoy Feeds and Farm Supplies Ltd, telephone (028) 8775 8663.