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Animal Health > Calves

Calf Supreme Testimonial

Alan Darlington Livestock Limited
56 Walsh Rd
RD10 Hamilton
Ph 07) 8298959 Fax 07) 8298958
Mobile – 0272582200


6/5/07

McDonald Agri-Fert

Doing that extra time can make a difference when rearing livestock – this last season I’ve seen this with my own eyes, when we introduced Bio-Help Calf Supreme, marketed by McDonald Agri-Fert to the Waikato.

My concern was calf weaning weights were too low and especially when calves were required to move off farms up to 25% were behind minimum weights. If you carry this through to a rising 2yr.Incalf Heifer they cannot perform to their requirements. In most cases, especially sharemilkers having their calves exit farms early November, there is not enough time for the last 25% of calves born to reach minimum target weights. Bio-Help Calf Supreme can help you to achieve this.

Clients this last season sent their heifer Calves out to grazing, with Friesian Heifer calves obtaining weights up to 157kgs. Ave. by Mid-December, with Cross Bred Heifer Calves weighing in at 135kgs average and Jersey calves up to 120kgs average.

Experts tell us the cost from a calf born and to get it to an Incalf Heifer is between $850 - $900.

We also introduced this product to clients who were rearing Friesian Bull calves. Results were staggering. At the first Dairy Beef Sale in Frankton, Hamilton, on the 5th October the top end of bulls weighed in at 130kgs and sold at $465.00 each. The second cut weighed in at 110kgs for $438.00 each.

For the last 18yrs as a Livestock agent and for the last 2years as an Independent Livestock agent, the benefits of using this product have been enormous. We had 30+ clients on the programme and already we have more enquiries for this coming season 2007-2008.

Each farmer ran the course for six weeks which cost approximately $1.31 per calf per week and if you look at what’s available this is extremely competitive, if not one of the best prices on the market today.

I look forward to your reply and am confident with the management of McDonald Agri-Fert in their trust in me to sell this exciting product.

Alan Darlington