Issue 4 Vol 9 April 2008 Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. Tel: 071 9186500 Fax: 071 9185239 e-mail: [email protected] www.connachtgold.ie Connacht Gold DIY & Garden Centre Ballina Connacht Gold launched its latest DIY & Garden Centre in Ballina on Saturday 29th March 2008.
The new store will ensure Connacht Gold andgardening will be considered synonymouswith each other, as the completely coveredgarden centre links the state-of-the-art retailstore to create a one-stop-shop. The centreincludes an impressive 5000 sq. ft. gardencentre and an 8,000 sq. ft shop floor. The centrewill stock a wide range of garden productsfrom furniture, lighting and paving to anextensive range of pet and bird products,building products, DIY and agri. products. Francis Gallagher is manager of the Ballina Connacht Gold Store and has an extensive knowledge of the agri-business. Anita McNicholas is the new Garden Centre Manager. Anita is a graduate of An Grianan Horticultural College and Design.
The new Ballina centre is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 3.45 p.m. on Saturday and1 p.m. to 4.45 p.m. on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Connacht Gold Summer Rations • Grass match • VHE Dairy 18% • HE Dairy 18% • Fertility Booster • Super Graze 18% • Super Graze 16% Super Graze 14%
from milk. We view the investment infeed that a farmer makes in this
Two of the more specialised rations
2 Connacht Gold News CONNACHT GOLD / TEAGASC JOINT PROGRAMME By Seamus Nolan - Teagasc Failing to plan / planning to fail - Breeding 2008 The Breeding Plan April is one of the most critical months of the year on the dairy
a week before the start of the cows. farm. Few very critical decisions will be made which will impact
of bulls on the Active Bull List, but the
on the profitability of your farm for the next three to five years. Day 1 to 6: observe and AI heifers Included here is a simple breeding plan for a 50 cow herd. There are a number of very Day 7: use 2cc of Prostagland on important points. Day 11: use 2 cc of Prostaglandin on How many straws do I need? Easy Calving Sires
of the scale for calving difficulty.
ground require 83 dairy AI straws tobe used. Please contact our dedicated dairy advisory team if you need any assistance . Peter Comer, Mayo South 094 9251157 End of season • Patrick Gowing, Sligo/Leitrim 071 9142286 • Seamus Nolan, Roscommon / Longford 094 9620160 Veronica Ryan, Galway Bull Selection 091 845800 • Padraig Walsh, Mayo North 094 22335 Connacht Gold News 3 4 Connacht Gold News
depending on weather and grass availability.
Grass Match and VHE 18% Dairy have included Megalac Protected Fat as an energy source that may maintain bodycondition, thus helping stronger heats.
Megalac contains essential fatty acids which can be beneficial to egg development and quality and therefore give betterovulations.
Megalac may increase blood progesterone levels, a hormone which plays a very important role in fertility, particularly inthe maintenance of pregnancy.
Trials in Langhill Farm, University of Edinburgh 2005 showed that cows that got Megalac in their diets had animprovement of 23.6% in the 100 Day in-calf rate, and by 200 Days 15% of Megalac fed cows were not in calf comparedto 45% of the control non Megalac fed group of cows. In this trial conception to 1st service improved by 18% withMegalac. This work has similar results to that done by McNamara in Moorepark in 2003 when they also examined theeffects of Megalac (Protected Fat) on fertility parameters.
To maximise profit from your cows consult your local Connacht Gold Nutritional Advisor on which nut best complimentsthe grass for your cows. Connacht Gold Provender Mill Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon Tel: 094 9860234 CONNACHT GOLD MILK LEAGUE (March 2008) PRICE C/L PRICE C/GAL PROTEIN % BUTTERFAT % TOP PRICE AVERAGE OF TOP 50 AVERAGE PRICE PRICE INCLUDES PROTEIN, SCC, TBC BONUS & EARLY CALVING BONUSES. Each 0.05% above Co-op average on protein is worth 0.22 c/l extra. Due to upgrading of IT systems in the Milk Laboratory in Ballaghaderreen there may be some disruption to the Test cards over the next number of weeks. Anybody wishing to get test results can sign up for the text message services or get results by ringing the Laboratory on 094 9860143. LIVESTOCK & EQUIPMENT For Sale: 2100 lt Mueller static milk For Sale: For Sale: For Sale: For Sale: For Sale: Plate Cooler. For Sale: 15mth old Jersey Bull Dam is For Sale:
Ireland’s highest classified Jersey. Tel:
Sean Clarke, Killala on 087 2340197. For Sale: Plate cooler in tank (Lister), For Sale: Jersey-cross Friesian Heifer
4 unit Parlour - can be used for Pipeline
For Sale: 800 Lt Bulk tank in perfect
A VALIDATED UV SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS ESTIMATION OF TRETINOIN AND BENZOYL PEROXIDE IN BULK AND SEMI SOLID DOSAGE Ankush Gupta, Monica Gulati and Narendra Kumar Pandey* *Department of Pharmaceutical sciences, Lovely Professional University, ABSTRACT A simple, sensitive, spectrophotometric method in UV region has been developed for the simultaneous estima
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