Conor O Sullivan, Walterstown, Co. Meath entered dairying in 2015. Prior to this his family managed a mixed enterprise made up of mostly tillage farming, so it was no small task to move direction into dairying. He started by purchasing 120 in-calf heifers and from there has built his way up to over 200 milking cows. Conor may have made this look easy, but much effort has been realised to get the farm to its current level of production as can be seen here:
• Cows in Milk: 203
• Calving interval: 368 days
• 2018 AV Milk Solids: 470kgs
• 2019 forecasted solids: 520kgs
• Herd Type: Cross Bred
• Daily yield: 22 Litres (6700L/ annum)
This year Conor made a change in his protocol to control lungworm by using Eprecis injection. This came as a result in consultation with his local vet practice and hearing of its success through the media.
Conor's comments on why he chose Eprecis were as follows:
• Once it's done its done, you know the cow got the correct dose
• Quicker acting
• Didn't have to worry about scattered showers on the day
• Only took 90 minutes to do 203 cows
Conor's farm manager commented "it was magic stuff; in two days the coughing had completely stopped". Conor says he would suggest farmers to "have it in your yard each year so you can react when needed rather than waiting for it to be delivered".
In 2015, Conor has a bad outbreak of lungworm, this resulted in reduced yields, so Conor knows how important it is to monitor and treat accordingly. "Eprecis will be part of my annual worm control strategy" commented Conor.
Veterinary Sales Territory Manager- Ireland WEST
Interchem Ireland Ltd. a leading and rapidly expanding animal health company based in Dublin that offers its employees excellent working conditions, continuous development opportunities and a supportive culture, requires a ruminant veterinary sales territory manager to join its team.
Due to continuous expansion we are looking for a Territory Sales Manager for the Western Region of Ireland covering all sales activities with a dynamic portfolio of products. The successful candidate will be responsible for generating and develop sales, building and maintaining client relationships, discovering new opportunities and offering clients a high level of support and service. This requires a strong flexible and driven candidate with good sales ability.
The responsibilities of the territory manager include:
• Develop and achieve sales in a target and supportive environment
• Manage existing clients and introduce new products and services
• Explore opportunities to grow existing business
• Work closely with the sales team to build relationships with key accounts and potential customers
• Mange a strong portfolio of products and be able to differentiate unique benefits
• Be technically competent in answering queries and give sound advice
• Analyses/plan and review territory performance using modern analytics.
• A degree in Agriculture, Veterinary science or related discipline
• Minimum 2 years of territory sales experience, preferably within the animal health or agribusiness industry
• Good interpersonal skills and a positive can-do attitude
• Good computer and analytical skills
• A good understanding of sales processes and the ability to manage large key accounts
We offer a competitive salary, company vehicle, phone, laptop, commission and bonus structure which is commensurate with the importance of this role.
Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd August.
Interchem are pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Hopkins as their Swine Technical Sales Specialist. Lisa joins Interchem from Rosderra Irish Meats where she has been employed as their Pig Farm Advisory Officer for the past 2 ½ years. During this time Lisa has acquired a good understanding of pig health issues. Lisa holds a Honours B.Agr.Sc. degree from UCD along with having completed a number of Pig related courses since she graduated from UCD in 2016. Interchem Swine Business Manager, Colum Killeen says “We’re delighted to welcome Lisa to the team to fulfil the demands of our increasing swine business".
Denis O’Carroll (left), Interchem (Ireland) Ltd, South Western Region Territory Manager recently presented Breda Gallagher with the Eprecis competition prize of a Cattle Weigh Scales in association with O’Donovan Engineering. Also pictured is Nevin Farrell, Manager of Shannonside Vets Kilrush Co Clare.
A number of months ago, Interchem ran an exciting competition for farmers who purchased an Eprecis herd pack to be in with a chance to win a cattle weighing scales valued at €1,600. The cattle weighing scales was a perfect prize to sit with Eprecis, to ensure farmers have administered the correct dose rate as effective worming relies on accurate dosing according to weight. It is important that the right dose of wormer is given correctly to ensure maximum efficacy.
Eprecis Injection is the only injectable endectocide for the treatment of internal and external parasites in dairy and beef animals. It also has a zero milk withhold period.
Eprinomectin is the active ingredient for the control or treatment of parasites including lungworms, stomach worms, mites and lice. Eprecis is available in 250ml bottles and 100ml bottles.
Interchem would like to thank the hundreds of farmers for taking part in the competition, and wish Breda every success with her prize in the future. For further information about Eprecis, visit www.farmingfocus.ie or talk to your local veterinary or farm/co-op supplier.
We are very excited to announce the winner of our Eprecis Cattle Weigh Scales! Earlier this week
Interchem’s large animal sales manager Paul Kennedy was with Aidan Brennan of the Irish Farmer’s
Journal at Kilashee House Hotel to pull the winner from the drum! Watch our video here to find out who
the lucky winner is! Thank you to all for taking part and a huge congratulations to our winner!
Interchem have an exciting competition for farmers who purchase an Eprecis herd pack to be in with a chance to win a cattle weighing scales valued at €1,600. The cattle weighing scales is a perfect prize to sit along with Eprecis, to ensure farmers have administered the correct dose rate. Farmers can enter the competition by returning the entry postcard. Ask at your local veterinary or farm co-op/merchant supplier about the Eprecis Cattle Weigh Scales Competition. A receipt of purchase is required to redeem the competition prize and only one entry is allowed per farmer.