USING BBL CUBICLE LIME AIDS IN THE PREVENTION OF MASTITIS
Mastitis Control makes Cents!
Mastitis is a major cause of high somatic cell count in milk. A recent study by Teagasc has shown that the net farm profit in a 97 cow herd with an average SCC of 250,000 is 1.3 cents per litre lower than if the same herd were producing milk with an average SCC of 150,000.
When calculating the true cost of mastitis, it is easy to include the obvious ones but the hidden costs have to be considered too.
On-farm costs of mastitis are:
- Production losses
- Increased culling
- Higher vet bills
- Higher drug costs
- Discarded milk
- Penalties/lost bonus
- Time & labour
- Lower product yield
- Reduced quality
Bennettsbridge Limestone are pleased to introduce our range of Cubicle Lime for your livestock bedding.
Bennettsbridge Limestone is a high calcium limestone quarry that has been making feed grade calcium carbonate powders since 1993. We manufacture our superfine calcium carbonate cubicle lime in a modern state of the art limestone powders plant.
Our range includes:
- Cubicle Lime
- Hydrated Cubicle Lime
Clean dry cubicles are a critical factor in controlling Mastitis. Bennettsbridge Limestone Cubicle Lime is designed for dairy livestock bedding applications. Our high surface area limestone powder is specifically formulated making it one of the most absorbent cubicle limes on the market. Regular use will keep your cows cleaner and drier and help prevent mastitis.
- Highly absorbent.
- Aids in the prevention of Mastitis.
- Raises pH of farm effluent.
- Non irritant, increasing the comfort for the cow.
- Recover a portion of the cost as a source of Agri Lime in manure.
- Stays in suspension in slurry.
Delivery & Distribution
We sell direct to you the farmer. Our nationwide distribution service will have a 1 ton bag of cubicle lime delivered to your farm within 2 days of ordering. We don’t have a minimum order, 1 bag is sufficient. We also offer our cubicle lime in 25kg bags.
Bennettsbridge Limestone Hydrated Cubicle Lime is a unique product that we have formulated using a blend of high calcium limestone and hydrated lime, for the ultimate protection against mastitis.
We have 3 Blends available
- 50% Hydrated Lime & 50% Cubicle Lime
- 30% Hydrated Lime & 70% Cubicle Lime
- 10% Hydrated Lime & 90% Cubicle Lime
- Ready to use blend – no more buying two types of lime and mixing them in the wheelbarrow
- Saves time and money
- Highly absorbent
- Helps prevent environmental mastitis
Delivery & Distribution
We sell direct to you the farmer. Our nationwide distribution service will have a 1 ton bag of cubicle lime delivered to your farm within 2 days of ordering. We don’t have a minimum order, 1 bag is sufficient.