Andrew Collier, dairy farmer, Co. Carlow
Andrew Collier from Tinryland, Co. Carlow farms 200 Friesian dairy cows and rears all female heifer replacements.
“I wanted to use a high performance, quality heifer milk replacer to achieve high growth rates and to break the link from feeding waste milk to my future dairy livestock”.
Having entered the voluntary Johne’s disease pilot scheme in 2014, Andrew needed to use a milk replacer for all his replacement calves as a way to reduce and control the spread of Johne’s disease within his herd.
Feeding ProHeifer milk replacer assists in the control of Johne’s disease as it avoids the possibility of feeding contaminated milk to young calves. ProHeifer’s manufacturing process ensures a high level of safety and delivers a product which is consistent and free from contaminants.
The Colliers have seen a dramatic improvement in dairy herd performance since entering the scheme and deciding to use a high protein milk replacer in ProHeifer.
“I am extremely happy with the performance of ProHeifer, the calves thrive well on it and I have no hesitation in recommending it to other farmers rearing calves”