11 April 1997

Range of traces for stock health

SUSPECTED and acknowledged deficiencies of trace elements can be treated with Natural Bacteria animal supplements, says marketing agent Farmsense.

Conception Plus contains vitamins, trace elements and other essential micro nutrients known to influence fertility and health in lactating and dry cows, and costs £54 for a 1 litre (10-cow) can and £123 for a 2.5 litre can.

Cobalt B12 (1000) with selenium boosts dietary cobalt and selenium intake on deficient farms, and the palatable liquid also contains vitamin B12. Cost is £18.50 for 1 litre, £39.50 for 2.5 litres.

Soluble copper and cobalt is designed to be fed to cattle and sheep grazing pastures known to be deficient in copper, and costs £27.50 for 1 litre, £59.50 for 2.5 litres.

Udder, hock and bruise lotion, costing £14.50 for 500ml, is a restorative liniment for intensively farmed and ridden animals mitigates pain and helps disperse local inflammation and swelling, says Farmsense (01772-634456).