Horse Rugs Washed
Rugs washed at Killyless Stores
Large Rugs £10.00
Fleeces and Coolers from £5.00
Tel or Text 07968915920
Tips on Blowfly Strike in sheep
DEVASTATING DAMAGE – LOST PRODUCTIVITY
Fly strike (myiasis) can affect all sheep and is caused primarily by the blowfly Lucillia sericata. Once the initial strike has occurred, however, other species can escalate the problem by laying their eggs onto the site of the primary strike – this is called secondary strike. Blowfly ‘strike’ lives up to its name. In warm humid weather, significant damage can occur in as little as 36 hours. The areas most prone to strike are the withers, flanks and the tail area, particularly after scouring. Open wounds are a real attraction for flies and hence vulnerable to strike. The economic losses of fly strike can be devastating with damage affecting wool clip, leather quality and live weight gain – increasing time to market. The welfare implications are particularly serious as the effect on animals is severe. If left untreated, fly strike can quickly prove fatal.
There are two main types of product that can be used to control blowfly strike. Insecticides such as organophosphate (OP) dips and synthetic pyrethroid (SP) pour-ons are one option. Insect growth regulators (IgRs) offer a popular solution with a long duration of protection. A recent survey revealed more farmers in the UK choose IgRs than any other type of blowfly prevention.2 IgRs such as dicyclanil are available in formulation as CLiK® which offers an unrivalled 16 week protection, or as the new formulation CLiKZiN®, which offers eight weeks cover but with only a seven-day meat withhold. CLiKZiN has been launched this year and can be used where medium term protection with a short meat withhold period is required. With the meat withhold on Vetrazin® recently increased to 28 days, CLiKZiN® should give your customers the flexibility to still market lambs as needed and with the confidence that their flock is protected
TREATMENT OF STRIKE
Should blowfly strike occur, treatment must be prompt to minimise the discomfort caused and to prevent productivity losses, even the death of affected animals. In cases of strike, an SP pour-on, such as cypermethrin (Crovect®) can be used for treatment. Having suffered strike, it is also important to advise farmers on the need to implement on-going strike protection and the value of long-term treatment.
IgRs – BREAKING THE BLOWFLY CYCLE The efficacy of IgRs in preventing blowfly strike is based on their unique ability to break the fly lifecycle. This effectively stops the ‘fly waves’ from developing. There are three larval stages between egg and adult known as L1, L2 and L3. IgRs prevent the development of harmless L1 stages (that have no biting mouthparts) into the harmful L2 and L3 stages. It is the L2 and L3 larvae that burrow into the sheep’s skin and cause production losses and welfare problems.
Killyless Stores Tel 02825880233
Pre-Paid Vehicle Tracking
12 month prepaid subscription
Real time track and monitor
App for iOS and android
ignition on/ off reporting
Engine immobilisation option
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Ballymena Show 2017
Friday 26th May and Saturday 27th May
9am–5pm (main show on Saturday)
The annual agricultural event showcases all things country including a range of animals, trade stands and family entertainment.
Contact Show Secretary on T: 028 2565 2666 or M: 07718 478413.
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G Lime Available
Everything starts from the soil. Soils formed under high rainfall conditions are more acidic than soils formed under dry conditions. Rainfall leeches basic nutrients including calcium and magnesium from the soil. The best way to determine liming needs is to test your soil for pH. When selecting a liming material check its degree of fineness and Total Neutralising Value (TNV). Where the soil pH falls outside the desired range it can be adjusted using G-Lime. G-Lime is the ideal way to Control pH because it reacts quickly in the soil. G-Lime has 95% TNV (CaC03).
Corrects and maintains pH
• Improves grass yield
• Enhances palatability of the sward
• Optimises performance of fertiliser
• Is fast acting
• Optimises clover performance
• Easily spread on growing crops
• Available in 50kg/500kg/600kg/bulk
• Easily applied with your own fertiliser spreader
For further details telephone 028 25880233
Horse Rug Washing Service
Give your rugs a new lease of life with a wash at Killyless Stores.
Tel 07968915920 for details
Uniblock Dynamite Lick Buckets
Dynamite Animal Lick is a high sugar lick that increases forage intake and maximises the potential of your animal stock. This is made possible by a new patent pending process that takes the energy from 1.3 ton of molasses and put into a ton of Dynamite Animal Lick. The lick is also ideal for preventing twin lamb disease and ketosis.
How Does Dynamite Animal Lick Work?
Licking: The action of an animal licking increases the amount of saliva which naturally shields the stomach from acid produced when the rumen’s natural bacteria breaks down the sugar that has been consumed.
Sugar Content: Normally a diet of highly digestible sugars can affect your animals negatively by damaging their rumen micro population, but Dynamite Animal Lick uses a little and often approach. This approach together with the increase of saliva helps to increase the natural bacteria in the rumen which will make your animals more productive.
Increase In Natural Rumen Bacteria: The increase in natural bacteria that Dynamite Animal Lickcauses means the animal can process more food. The extra food intake will increase milk yield and meat production from your animals.
Mineral Supplements: Dynamite Animal Lick contains trace elements to ensure your animals stay healthy and productive.
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