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Bennettsbridge Limestone Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy

Due to the current restrictions imposed by the Government as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Bennettsbridge Limestone is open only to farmers for the purchase of the following products: Agricultural Lime Animal Feed Lime Cubicle Lime The above products are deemed as essential products for farmers in crop and animal production. If you wish [...]

March 31st, 2020|News|

Incorporating agricultural lime into your fertiliser plan

The fertiliser application period reopens in the south east on January 12th and while farmers will be eager to begin spreading chemical fertiliser, it is important to remember that agricultural lime can be applied year-round, as long as conditions are favourable. Agricultural lime is an essential piece of any farmer’s fertiliser plan as regular lime [...]

January 16th, 2020|News|

Why cubicle lime is key to mastitis prevention

Good hygiene is crucial over the winter period, especially in dairy herds. During this period, cows are at a high risk of developing mastitis, which is the inflammation of mammary glands or udders. There are two groups most at risk of contracting mastitis; cows that have been recently dried off and cows that are close [...]

December 19th, 2019|Agriculture, Cubicle Lime, News|

Dispelling the myths of spreading agri lime

Over the last two decades, the spreading of agricultural 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 all soils have a lime deficiency. So why has lime spreading dwindled? The benefits of lime use include: Increased [...]

Benefits of Cubicle Lime in the Prevention of Mastitis

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 and drier the cubicle bed, the less bacteria will grow, therefore less mastitis. The group most at risk of mastitis [...]

September 15th, 2018|News|

Planning is the barrier to spreading lime

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 the majority of farmers, they are not optimising lime due to the lack of knowledge around soil testing and pH [...]

August 10th, 2018|Agriculture, News|
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