With Arla dropping their milk price again recently, times continue to be tough for all farmers but particularly for dairy farmers.
We recognise that veterinary medicines are going to be a major cost at times like these. To ensure we are giving you the best service we run the price of our top 70 farm drugs against one of the main internet drug suppliers every month. On our most recent comparison (2nd Feb 2018) Scarsdale Vets was cheaper on 54 out of the top 70 best-selling farm drugs.
You may also notice that occasionally your expected drugs are substituted with generic alternatives. This will always be done to save you money and the original products will always be available if you prefer them.
Finally a lot of you will be under pressure from your dairies to reduce the use of certain categories of antibiotics on farm particularly CIA’s (critically important antibiotics). We now have a computer programme that can fully split and analyse your antibiotic use on farm and present the data in a form acceptable to the most stringent of dairy inspectors.
If you would like further information on this or any aspect of best practice for antibiotic use; just contact one of the team.