Calves raised on this programme better convert the energy provided by the diet and as a result wean earlier and reach target weights quicker. The inclusion of probiotics also ensures optimal intestinal health.
Day and night, vertebrate pests like possums, rabbits and rodents insidiously work away at spoiling property. They carry disease to livestock, ruin crops and threaten the health of humans and native wildlife. View PestOff video to see how to successfully eradicate rodents using PestOff bait & bait stations.
Since 1999, Ron Hook has been a technician in the Dosatron Service Department at Bell-Booth. During his time at the workbench Ron has cleaned and serviced many thousands of Dosatrons.
“We’ve had a number of phone calls for Ron in the past few days", says Stephen Bell-Booth, "from farmers who have so appreciated Ron's care and attention to detail when servicing their valuable dispenser. It’s not only the staff at Bell-Booth who will miss his friendly and fun remarks, Ron has a wicked sense of humour”.
We wish Ron and his wife Margaret fun-filled times in the years ahead.
What do Auckland property prices and this couple’s heifer development program have in common?
In 2009, Grant & Danielle Petterd randomly selected 29 calves out of the 78 replacements born that spring and raised them on the Queen of Calves program. The remaining 49 calves were raised on an identical nutrition program of milk & calfmeal but minus the daily addition of Queen of Calves to the milk.
We were unaware of the Petterd's in-farm trial, and the milk production & survival outcomes, until four weeks ago. Click below to read the full story.
After a challenging dairy season and summer, some of our staff were rewarded with a bridge climb in Auckland in celebration of our flagship product, Queen of Calves. Among the climbers were some of our managers, CEO and 5 deserving Product Specialists.
Congratulations to Heather Brown on winning the 2017 Queen of Calves spring promo, Win a set of latest-generation Gallagher weighscales.
Beginning with a trial mob in 2003, Heather has raised her herd-replacements on the Queen of Calves program for 11 years.
With horrid payout conditions in 2009, Heather made a cost-cutting decision to, delete Queen of Calves from the calf-rearing program for 2009 and 2010 years, and raise them on a conventional diet. But around about Christmas of 2010 when she had observed the 2009 yearlings and 2010 weaned-calves, she made the decision to “never raise another calf again, without Queen of Calves.”
Heather has stuck to her pledge and raised them all on our program since 2011. She says “This year’s calves are amazing. I’ve already weaned 100 of the 130 raised, with the remaining 30 to be weaned next week,” (last week October 2017). “The thing about Queen of Calves is, not only do they make rapid, early growth, they do not undergo a weaning check. They just keep on growing. They are just so much better developed.”
All you need to harness the benefits of a Dosatron inline water dispenser is the power of water pressure to provide the momentum.
Install a Dosatron on a water pipeline, set it and leave it. It’s as simple as that. Imagine the benefits of water medication through a world-renowned, reliable and accurate dispenser that works day and night, as long as livestock drink from the troughs.
It delivers the precise amount of medication or flavour-enhancer or probiotic as the seasonal demands dictate.
Are you tired of lifting heavy buckets to feed calves? Are you disappointed with the quality of the calves you raise? Here’s the answer. Holm & Laue automated calf feeding systems can feed up to 150 calves the correct amount of food, at the right temperature, at the right time. Day and night. The systems are flexible. You can choose feeding colostrum, whole milk, CMR, part whole milk/part CMR, Queen of Calves, antibiotics and electrolytes. The possibilities are wide and varied, and can be tailored to feed individual calves a specific diet, every time.
Mineral deficiencies in livestock occur throughout New Zealand as a result of our young and comparatively infertile soils. If not treated, these deficiencies have a significant impact on the profitability of a farming enterprise.
Low mineral status can cause metabolic disorders, impaired growth rates, production losses and death in the most pronounced situations.
Bell-Booth Ltd has a long association with organics. My father was a passionate organic gardening fan. His fundamental beliefs in the benefits of providing fresh healthy vegetables on the table to feed his family of four children served a lifelong passion of encouraging anyone who would listen, to nurture the soil. I can remember Dad taking us to the beach at Titahi Bay, near Wellington, after work on late afternoons, to enjoy the seaside and on occasions to gather washed up seaweed to add to his compost bins.
He grew some wonderful vegetables. And of course, he would faithfully spray the crops with his Maxicrop pure seaweed extract each week.
Stephen Bell-Booth CEO, Bell-Booth Limited
Bell-Booth introduces a range of minerals, that are BioGro-registered as an organic input
We are very pleased to announce the release of our BioGro certified range of IntenSE Organic mineral products, as part of our extensive IntenSE range. Every IntenSE Organic product is made from food-grade materials. They are water-soluble and are designed to be treated orally, either through an inline dispenser like Dosatron, or manual drench.