CUBICLE LIME

KILL BACTERIA. CONTROL MASTITIS. PROTECT MILK YIELD. 

Our Cubicle Lime is a unique disinfectant style product that we have formulated using a blend of superfine limestone powder and hydrated lime. The product combines all the antibacterial benefits of hydrated lime in a mild, super-absorbent blend which will inhibit the growth of bacteria, aid in the prevention of mastitis and provide ultimate cow comfort. 

WHY USE BENNETTSBRIDGE LIMESTONE CUBICLE LIME?

Aids Mastitis Prevention

Our Cubicle Lime successfully deactivates E.coli, Salmonella and mastitis causing bacteria such as Staphylococcal and Streptococcal by raising the pH above 12.5 (until deactivated). As a result, it also reduces somatic cell counts.

Sustains pH levels for longer

Our Cubicle Lime is formulated using our superfine limestone powder and hydrated lime which is sourced from the makers of White Rhino in Carlow. Our stronger hydrated lime blends will sustain pH levels of treated areas for lasting animal protection.

Improves cow hygiene & comfort

Here at Bennettsbridge Limestone, our Cubicle Lime is finely ground for high surface area coverage and maximum absorption, ensuring cows are clean, dry and comfortable for longer. It also keeps their teats in good condition making them easier to milk.

Benefits Farmland

Farmers can recover 50% of the cost of cubicle lime as a source of agri lime. Through its high neutralising value, our cubicle lime will improve slurry quality, providing further benefits to farmland. It also stays in suspension within slurry.

FULL RANGE OF CUBICLE LIME BLENDS TO SATISFY EVERY FARMER’S NEEDS

AVAILABLE IN ONE TONNE BAG

NATIONWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE

DIRECT DELIVERY TO FARM WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS 

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY…

 “Since switching to Bennettsbridge Limestone’s cubicle lime 6 years ago, we have seen some fantastic on farm results. The cubicle shed is a lot cleaner now and the cows are in better condition and much easier to milk. The product has allowed us to reduce our somatic cell count from 250 to 120 and we have seen a significant drop in cases of mastitis.”

Andrew Leeson, Dairy Farmer, Co. Kilkenny 

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CUBICLE LIME – YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

  • Ensure cubicles are cleaned prior to application.
  • Dust the back third of cubicles a minimum of once daily.
  • Spread by hand or mechanical applicator.
Recommended application rates for cubicle lime include:

  • 500g of cubicle lime can be applied per cow per day.
  • 200g per cow or sq/m when combined with other bedding materials
Any type of cubicle lime must be handled with care, therefore it is essential to follow the below guidelines:

  • Wear a pair of safety goggles and a face mask when spreading it to avoid lime getting into your eyes and inhaling it.
  • Milking gloves are great at protecting your hands and help avoid getting the lime on your skin. Use a scoop or a handheld sieve to lime the cubicles.
Our hydrated cubicle lime blends have been proven safe to use with both chlorhexidine and iodine based teat dips.
  • The use of cubicle lime gives the farmer the opportunity to recover 50% of the cost of cubicle lime as a source of agri lime. 125kg per ha of granulated lime may be considered equivalent to 370kg per ha of standard limestone according to Teagasc.
  • Through its high neutralising value, our cubicle lime will improve slurry quality, providing further benefits to farmland. It does not contain any grit particles and stays in suspension within the slurry.
  • Unlike many limestone products, our cubicle lime has no sediment build up in tanks.
In addition to cubicle houses, our cubicle lime can be used for the following uses:

  • Dust loose houses prior to bedding.
  • Dust calf houses/calving boxes prior to bedding.
  • Dust sheep and poultry pens.
  • Lime wash/whitewash.

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