Beef

  • Home mixing for cost effective feeds and improved performance

    12 Jul 2022

    Lee Smith, Woolveyholes Farm near Ely, Cambridgeshire has recently made the move to our home-mixing service, finding it cost-effective, efficient and his cattle are performing well. Mr Smith farms 160 acres where he runs a breeding herd of 100 cows and finishes 60 cattle annually alongside a flock of 600 commercial ewes and 1000 store lambs. The farm is predominantly grass with barley grown...

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  • Home mixing - integral to operations at Netherton, Alford

    12 Jul 2022

    Netherton Farm has been in the Smith family dating back to the 1940s and the Smiths - Thomas, brother Graeme and father Ian – fit crops, cattle and sheep into a busy calendar, using our mobile mixing service to process their feed. At the farm located near Alford, Aberdeenshire, seed potatoes are grown for export with a small percentage heading to England. Crops include winter wheat, oil seed...

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  • Sustainably Treat Grain with Maxammon (Ireland)

    27 Jun 2022

    As costs rise across all farming inputs, farmers need to look at each area of their business and make decisions about how to keep costs down. Treating home grown or locally sourced cereals can be used to reduce expenditure on feed protein and other bought non-native bought in feeds, such as maize; keeping control of winter feed costs.

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  • Beefstock nuts deliver calf success at Upper Samieston

    22 Jun 2022

    Ian Richardson at Upper Samieston Farm, Jedburgh creep feeds his calves Beefstock nuts to his calves over the summer months. Key features of the product include: RumiTech – increases feed efficiency by reducing feed intake by 10%, and at the same time promoting growth. Alkacid – our unique rumen buffer to protect against acidosis Yea-Sacc – to enhance rumen function Full mineral packag...

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  • The benefits of a tighter calving period

    30 Mar 2022

    by Joanna Oldham, graduate ruminant nutrionist On what is set to be a challenging year due to external rising costs and factors out with our control, anything we can do to improve efficiency and streamline processes on farm will stand us in good stead. As we come into the busy spring period, aiming to achieve a tighter calving will have a number of key benefits:   Fertility Quicker rec...

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