Bimeda Ireland are pleased to support the xL Vets Skillsnet programme this October and November 2015, and have been involved in a series of Skillsnet events, focusing on the topic of mineral nutrition and herd health. Bimeda have been pleased to provide speakers for the events around the country, which have enjoyed a wide audience of farmers at each.
At the recent event in Mountbellow, in conjunction with Geraty Neary Vet Clinic, Nutritionist Peter Bone spoke to the audience about trace element deficiencies, toxicities and interactions which are common on Irish farms and which can impair ruminant productivity and fertility. Peter spoke to farmers about the best approach to diagnosis of trace element conditions, as well as best practice for prevention and treatment of such conditions.
Peter strongly supports the Bimeda Coseicure cattle and sheep boluses, to address secondary copper deficiency, which is also known as molybdenum toxicity or thiomolybdate toxicity. Peter highlighted the fact that the provision of rumen-available copper is critical to treat and prevent this condition, and detailed how only the Bimeda Coseicure boluses contain the necessary rumen-available ionic copper to do so. Bimeda's boluses have been proven in independent trials to significantly improve fertility and productivity.