Land Drainage

Badly drained land can have a serious impact on a farmer’s ability to make a profit.

Bennettsbridge Limestone has a range of drainage stone products. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Benefits of improved drainage to a grassland farmer:

  • Increased yield and lower production costs
  • An extended grazing season
  • Reduced surface damage by livestock
  • Improved trafficability/accessibility for machinery
  • Reduced reliance on supplementary feedstuffs
  • Reduced disease risk to livestock
  • Better availability of N in soil

Land Drainage

According to Teagasc, poor roadways have a big impact on cow flow and herd health. Having well maintained roadways is crucial for the maintenance of milk yield and avoiding issues such as lameness and infertility in both bulls and cows.

Bennettsbridge Limestone Animal Feed Lime can be fed through a diet feeder or more simply thrown on the silage in front of the stock. For information on specific supplementation rates please contact your vet, animal health adviser or nutritionist.
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.
Bennettsbridge Limestone Hi-Calcium Agri Lime has surpassed the specification of the Department of Agriculture by almost 10%.

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Planning is the barrier to spreading lime

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Agriculture, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

On many farms around the country, the spreading of lime has fallen dramatically in the last 30 years. In fact, 65% of farms in Ireland have a soil deficiency according to Teagasc. Optimising Lime For [...]

Benefits of Cubicle Lime in the Prevention of Mastitis

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Projects|

For dairy herds, the biggest risk of infection indoors is when cows are lying on cubicles; their udders and teats come into contact with the surface, potentially introducing bacteria which can cause infection. The cleaner [...]

Dispelling the myths of spreading lime

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Agriculture, Animal Feed Lime, Concrete & Bituminous Aggregates, Construction, Construction & Road Aggregate, Cubicle Lime, Farm Roadways, Hi-Calcium Agri Lime, Land Drainage, News, Projects|

Over the last two decades, the spreading of lime has decreased dramatically; less than half the average from the 1980's. As a result of this, Teagasc have said following research, that on average, 65% of [...]

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