First Milk Direct Deosan Offer
irst Milk Direct is delighted to introduce a new offer in partnership with Deosan, which is available until 30 March 2010. Members who purchase Deosan Hoof Care Plus (20 litre) will receive a free 25kg Deosan dry bed. Deosan Hoof Care Plus is a powerful broad spectrum footbath disinfectant based on active ingredients, glutaraldehyde and quaternary ammonium compounds. Independent trials have indicated that these ingredients reduce the incidence of digital dermatitis and improve locomotion levels in dairy herds. “Lameness continues to be a major problem on dairy farms, affecting both profitability and welfare and is believed to cost the average herd over £10,000 a year. Deosan Hoof Care Plus contains a specific blend of ingredients that are highly effective and easy to use,” said Louise Womersley of EMA and UK Agriculture with JohnsonDiversey. Deosan Dry Bed is a fine powder designed for use in all farm animal housing and combines exceptional odour neutralising and absorbency capabilities. Dry Bed can
"I now often place an order without even receiving a quotation"
absorb up to 50% of its own dry weight in moisture and it is effective on all bedding materials including straw, sawdust, wood shavings and concrete or matted cubicles. “Wet soiled bedding is a major breeding ground for the bacteria associated with a wide range of diseases in dairy cows, particularly mastitis,” advised Louise. “Deosan Dry Bed provides an effective solution which helps to maintain drier, healthier bedding.” For further information on the offer or Deosan products, please call 0800 013 3044 and quote First Milk Direct.
New Nano Solutions Range Available with Attractive Rebates
ilco’s new Nano Solutions mastitis control product range was officially launched at the UK Dairy Event in September 2009 and has been a huge success during its initial sales promotion in October and November. The Kilco Nano Solutions range is available along with Kilco’s innovative dairy hygiene products and attractive rebates are available
to members. Dr Matt Miller, General Manager of Kilco, said: “The success of the teat dip product promotion completely overwhelmed us. We have had very positive feedback on the new Nano Solutions range during trials earlier this year and from farmers at the Dairy Event which was very encouraging.”
For more information on the Nano Solutions range or to locate the nearest Kilco, Emprasan or Northern Dairies supplier of dairy chemicals, please contact Nigel Hayton on 07840 550747 (Northern England & Scotland); Adrian Lawrence on 07973 956296 (Wales & Central England) or Mark Calverley on 07966 505853 (SE & SW England).
Fuel Desk Reminder
s the winter weather continues, First Milk Direct would like to remind members that heating oil can be purchased from the fuel desk along with gas oil, road diesel and a range of Shell oils. Kilmarnock farmer, John Nairn from West Bloakhillhead Farm is a regular user of the fuel desk. “After doing a price comparison with other suppliers, it is clear that the fuel desk offers competitive prices and within
one phone call everything was arranged for me,” he said. “I am very pleased with the service from First Milk Direct and now often place an order without even receiving a quotation. Fuel is a regular purchase for farmers and I would recommend the fuel desk to other members as there are cost savings to be made,” he added. Over the last few months, there has been a significant increase in
the number of members using the fuel desk and due to high demand at this time of year, members should provide five days notice. To avoid disappointment, First Milk Direct advises members to contact the fuel desk as soon as possible. To receive an up to date quotation for your area, please call 0141 847 6816.
Win a £20 Gift Voucher!
irst Milk Direct is running a free prize draw in conjunction with our online cheddar store, The Little Cheese Shop. Any fuel orders placed between 17th December and 17th January will automatically be entered into a draw for the chance to win a £20 gift voucher to spend at www.thelittlecheeseshop.co.uk
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