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COVID 19 update
24 Mar 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE – 24/03/2020
Following the announcement from the Prime Minster last night, we would like to reassure customers that as part of a category 3 industry we remain open for business in order to ensure that vital animal feed, animal health products and farming essentials continue to be available at this time.
In order to ensure the safety of our employees and customers we would ask that you observe all the social distancing practice and the precautionary measures in place.
We are offering call and collect service at all of our sites and country stores, and would encourage customers to use this facility where possible. We ask for your protection and the protection of our employees that you observe the measures we have in place at these locations.
If using our call and collect, and visiting either one of our mills or stores, please adhere to the following:-
- Only send 1 person in store or on site
- Stay 2 metres away from other customers and employees all stores will be enforcing a limit on the number of customers in store at any one time
- Keep your movements in in store or on site to a minimum
- Payment by contactless and card methods preferred.
Deliveries to farms will continue and we have the necessary procedures in place to ensure that deliveries will be done safely and within the precautionary measures. Our Customer Services team will provide the necessary advice when ordering.
Please remember that our livestock nutritionists and specialists are still available at this time, so if you require any advice then please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or FB messenger detailing your enquiry and contact number, will respond as soon as possible.
Harbro and Alltech collaborate to assess mycotoxin risk on Scottish farms
20 Feb 2020
Throughout the winter, Harbro in conjunction with Alltech, have carried out a mycotoxin survey across Scotland. A number of raw material samples have been collected by Harbro’s on-farm Beef & Sheep team and were then analysed using Alltech’s RAPIREAD test.
None of the samples were over the alert level for Deoxynivalenol or Zearalenone. However, 53% of samples were over the alert level for T-2 mycotoxin.
Mycotoxins can have a damaging effect on suckler cow and ewe fertility and the viability of their offspring. They also impact performance and efficiency of growing and finishing animals. T-2 in particular, affects gut health which in turn can impact dry matter intakes, rumen function, liveweight gain and immunity.
Feeds at higher risk would include grain, forages which are heating in the pit or damp straw which lay for a number of days before being baled.
It’s essential to assess the mycotoxin risk on your farm and feed a mycotoxin binder where required. The broad spectrum mycotoxin binder, MycosorbA+ can be added to any product in the Harbro Grampian mineral range and this is the most cost effective way of reducing the mycotoxin burden in cattle and sheep.
Bob Kendal, Alltech Regional Sales Manager commented ‘Carrying out this survey has armed the Harbro on-farm team with accurate information to allow them to advise farmers on the best steps forward. I’d encourage farmers to speak to Harbro about assessing and minimising the risk of mycotoxins on their farms to ensure minimum impact on performance.’
Miserden Texels – producing quality Texel shearling rams and ram lambs
26 Nov 2019
Well respected and successful Texel breeders, Sue and Aubrey Andrews from Miserden Texels in Stroud, Gloucester were the lucky winners of a tote of Max Clover Kelso Tup & Lamb from one of our show competitions back in the summer.Read more