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FAQ

-F.A.Q: Can I buy direct from Erin Farm Feeds?

-F.A.Q: What are coccidiostats and why do your poultry feeds contain them?

-F.A.Q: Do your layer feeds contain yolk colourants?

-F.A.Q: Can I feed ewe feed to rams and lambs?

-F.A.Q: Do your products contain medication?



-Can I buy direct from Erin Farm Feeds?

We supply feed in loose bulk to commercial farms (minimum 4 tonnes), and in 25kg bags, which are palletised but can be sold separately, direct from Erin Farm Feeds. Bulk bags are also available.

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-What are coccidiostats and why do your poultry feeds contain them?

Coccidiostats are agents that are useful in the treatment or prevention of coccidiosis, a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract of animals, caused by coccidian protozoa. Diarrhea, which may become bloody in severe cases, is the primary symptom. Most animals infected with coccidia do not show symptoms (asymptomatic); however, young animals or those with compromised immunity may suffer severe symptoms, which could lead to death. A selection of our feed contains coccidiostats to help prevent the disease occurring (these rations can be identified on the products page). However, feed containing coccidiostats must be withdrawn 5 days before slaughter and a non medicated feed should be fed instead. Coccidiostats should not be fed to laying hens.

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-Do your layer feeds contain yolk colourants?

Yes, we use the following colourant in our layers feeds:

Citranaxanthin – a manufactured product that occurs naturally in orange skins

This colourant is approved for use within the EU and by the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) and Bord Bia.

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-Can I feed ewe feed to rams and lambs?

It is not recommended to feed ewe feed to rams and lambs because of the high magnesium concentration in ewe feed. Excessive amounts of magnesium can result in Urinary Calculi in rams, which is where stones form, usually consisting of phosphate salts, blocking the urinary tract and preventing urination.

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-Do your products contain medication?

We are licensed and approved to include medication in feed by the Department of Agriculture on presentation of a prescription. Please contact us regarding specific medication administration.

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