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Measures to support dairy calves during Covid-19 crisis announced

With marts and the sale of livestock now operating in a more restricted manner, Lakeland Agri has announced a series of measures to help “ensure the well-being of calves on-farms while also supporting farmers”.

Starting now and ending in June, the recommended retail price (RRP) on the Lakeland Agri ranges of calf grower nut and calf milk replacer products will be reduced.

The RRP on the Lakeland Agri Calf Grower Nut will be reduced by €20/t or £20/t for bulk and bags and this offer will end on Friday, June 5th, 2020.

For the Lakeland Agri range of CalfSmart 23, CalfSmart 25 and the SkimSmart Milk Replacer ranges, the RRP will be reduced per bag by €2 or £2 on all full pallets ordered.

This equates to a saving of €120 or £120 in the case of the CalfSmart range (60 bags on pallet) or € 72 or £ 72 in the case of the SkimSmart range (36 bags on pallet), offer ends Friday 26 th June 2020.

Farmer and animal well-being

Alan Hurst from Lakeland Agri said the new initiative has been developed with farmer and animal well-being in mind.

“We are in uncertain and uncharted times at present – this is exemplified with the major restrictions being imposed on the sale of livestock in marts.”

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“We want to make sure that if farmers need to hold on to calves for longer than they had expected to, they can do so without eroding profitability while upholding the highest quality welfare standards.” 

“This is a helping hand to our loyal customers at what is a challenging time for everyone in the sector,” he added. 

He said the dedicated Lakeland agri technical specialists “remain ready and able” to advise farmers at present by calling 1890 47 47 20 (ROI) or 028 30262311. (NI)

“Our message to farmers is – we may be staying apart but we are still working together.” Hurt concluded.

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