Yes. Our Ocean Harvest range buffers acidity in the cows stomach and helps digestion. This produces a higher butterfat content in the milk.
To cure the immediate problem, use a footbath containing copper, zinc and guteraldehyde, such as Podocure. Continuing control is maintained by using bedding powders that contain seaweed. Our Timac Prosanex controls the harmful bacteria that cause feet problems. Long term control is obtained by feeding the right balance of minerals during the right time of the cows life cycle. Our Ocean Harvest range contains all the mineral supplements required for healthy growth, from calf to maturity.
Whilst slurry provides extra nitrogen, it also kills the organisms that make nutrients available to your grass. The slurry covers the soil surface and stops air from getting into the soil surface, and the soil also turns acidic. Both of these conditions, caused by slurry, kills worms and soil microbes, and mineralisation stops. The cure is to apply Timac Physiolith to encourage the return of soil microbes which break up the slurry, and also rapidly returns the soil to the correct pH. Follow this up with Kainit, a source of Sodium, Potassium, Sulphur and Magnesium, to raise fertility. The treatment concludes with our seaweed spray Goemar to give the grass a boost and to mantain healthy soil conditions.
All our products can be used on their own for good results. However, we have developed an integrated system of improving soil health and condition, and boosting plant and crop health. This in turn leads to a large improvement in animal health and quality of produce. See our TNT page in the Products section.
Our integrated treatments, using seaweed based products, has proved to lead to a reduction in costs. Increased soil health leads to greater mineralisation of soil nutrients, so reducing your fertiliser costs. Animal health is improved so reducing your vet bills. Your produce is of a higher quaility, eg more butterfat in milk, so you get a better price. Using Taylor Farm Supplies also means you can access a lifetime of experience of crop and animal husbandry. We can give you advice you can trust and act on with confidence.