How do I administer Sykes No Bloat?
May be used NEAT, as a drench at the rate of 113 g per cow.
60 g to be applied each milking to the ribs, using a paint brush or plastic squeeze bottle.
85 g of No Bloat per cow per day (4.5 kg will protect 50 cows per day). The amount of water added to No Bloat is not important provided there is sufficient to cover the selected grazing strip. *We suggest that in the first instance an average size strip sufficient for one days grazing be sprayed with cold water ONLY to ascertain the amount of water required to be added to the No Bloat.
METHOD OF MIXING:
To get best results and ensure excellent emulsion, add the water to the No Bloat. The emulsion must then be recirculated through the pump and spray should commence immediately. If the emulsion is left to stand for any length of time, it may begin to separate. Re-circulation through the pump or a vigorous stirring in the holding tank will reconvert the separation of the original emulsion.
||RATION OF WATER TO NO BLOAT
|Rich- but have been idle and show heavy growth
||May require greater dilution than 20:1
|Lower Carrying Capacity
Dosage for troughs is best at 60:1 for normal pasture, but for very light pastures could dose at 120:1, and for very heavy pasture should dose at closer to 20:1
IMPORTANT NOTES RE PASTURE SPRAYING:
- Although a cow consumes approximately 68KG green feed per day, it may bloat on only 7kg.
- It is important the selected pasture be sprayed thoroughly including headland and any adjoining pasture that may be accessible through the fence
- It is suggested that no more than 3 days grazing area be sprayed at any one time
- We strongly recommended the use of a boom spray to give maximum penetration and minimum loss through wind drift
- Electric fences should be erected at least one metre inside the sprayed area
- Heavy rain WILL wash No Bloat off pasture, and as such we recommend respraying as soon as possible