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DECEMBER 2009 NEWSLETTER

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BUILDING FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAIRY HERD

For a profitable and successful future, no matter what type of livestock enterprise you have, you must start right from the beginning with healthy and well grown youngstock.

This applies particularly to dairy heifer replacements which need a solid foundation on which to build a frame, and in subsequent years produce their own calf and yield up to 10,000 litres per annum. Feeding a well proven milk replaces (such as Volac) will ensure each calf receives the nutrients required for healthy and sustained growth. From weaning off whole milk, or milk replacers, all calves need to continue growing quickly in the most economical way possible. Certain management techniques need to be implemented especially monitoring liveweight gains against set target standards. Failure to reach target weights, can lead to small heifers at bulling, small heifers at calving and small cows at the lactating stage.

If heifers do not reach these set target weights you could have problems in the future such as difficult calvings perhaps leading to fatalities. At GP Feeds we have acknowledged all these facts and have produced a range of calf and youngstock products to meet all you requirements and targets. When fed with quality forages (hay, silage or straw) all aspects of growth patterns throughout their young lives will be taken care of.

VOLAC MILK POWDERS

Blossom Range

Protein 23%, Oil 18%, Ash 7.5%, Fibre 0%

Forms the heart of the Volac range of milk replacers since it's launch in the early 90's. It is formulated to achieve the required growth rates to maximise lifetime performance for both dairy and beef calves.

Blossom Easymix (20kg bags) is ideal for once or twice day feeding and some ad lib systems requiring an instant mixing powder.

Blossom Freeflow (25kg bags) is ideal for use through the Volac automatic calf feeder and any feeder requiring a free-flowing type powder.

Enerlac Range

Protein 20%, Oil, 20%, Ash 8%, Fibre 0%

Developed specifically for modern beef enterprises and traditional dairy units to give exceptionally cost effective growth rates. The formulation is high in lactose and oil levels to provide a very high energy feed for well grown, good looking calves. Particularly suited to use with automatic rearing systems.

Enerlac Instant (20kg bags) is ideal for once or twice day feeding and some ad lib systems requiring an instant mixing powder.

Enerlac Freeflow (25kg bags) is ideal for use through the Volac automatic calf feeder and any feeder requiring a freeflowing type powder.

Heiferlac (20kg Bags)

Protein 26%, Oil 16%, Ash 7%, Fibre 0%

Developed specifically for the modern dairy heifer calf and offers very high levels of pure dairy protein, lactose and a specially selected blend of vegetable oils.

Heiferlac has been formulated after careful consideration of the effect the first few weeks of life can have on the modern dairy cow when she joins the milking herd. It helps deliver the rapid early frame growth necessary to achieve high target weights to bulling and beyond.

Ideal for once and twice a day feeding, cold ad-lib (pH 5.8) and some ad-lib systems requiring an instant mixing powder.

Milk Powder prices are due to rise by around £70/t as of 11th December - so place your order now!

GP FEEDS YOUNGSTOCK RANGE

Coarse Calf 16 Mix

Extremely palatable mixture fed ad lib from 2 days to 10 or 12 weeks of age. This mixture cannot be beaten for speedy growth and healthy, glossy coated calves...

Calf Starter 18 Pellets

3mm pellet to be introduced from 2 days of age and fed through to weaning. Carefully balanced for palatability and good healthy growth...

Supergro Heifer Rearing 20 Nuts

A specialist heifer replacement product to be fed from 10 or 12 weeks of age to calving. Well balance ration providing in excess of 1 - 1½ LWG per day. Especially recommended where straw forms the base forage...

GPF Heifer 18 Nuts

Popular and cost effective alternative to our Supergro Heifer Rearing 20 Nuts, still proving excellent results and uniform growth. This product is suitable for all types of youngstock...

GPF Beef 16 Nuts

Although primarily aimed at the beef market, the mineral pack can be changed to suit anytime of youngstock...

As with all our feeds the ingredients have been carefully chosen for digestibility, with well balanced starch and sugars and quality protein sources, along with FIXED FORMULATIONS.

All these products are available in 25kg bags, 1t tote bags or bulk*. (*Coarse Calf 16 Mix not available in bulk)

Phone the office today on 01948 661602 to discuss your Youngstock needs.

CHRISTMAS ORDERING

If you haven't already placed your Christmas and New Year orders with us, don't delay call the office today on 01948 661602. To guarantee delivery, we need your Christmas and New Years requirements (through to Friday 8th January) in the office by TUESDAY 8th DECEMBER

Limited deliveries on:

  • Wednesday 23rd December
  • Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve)
  • Tuesday 29th December
  • Wednesday 30th December
  • Thursday 31st December (New Years Eve)
  • Monday 4th January 2010
  • Tuesday 5th January 2010

No deliveries on:

  • Friday 25th December (Christmas Day)
  • Saturday 26th December (Boxing Day)
  • Sunday 27th December
  • Monday 28th December (Bank Holiday in lieu)
  • Friday 1st January (New Years Day)
  • Saturday 2nd January 2010
  • Sunday 3rd January 2010

Normal deliverys will resume on Wednesday 6th January 2010

Please note that the Christmas Holidays falling over a weekend mean 4 consecutive days are none delivery days.

MYCOTOXINS

Are you experiencing problems? It could well be Mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are produced naturally from all types of mould, there are hundreds of different known mycotoxins. Mycotoxins affect animals is a variety of ways and since there are many types, identifying and diagnosing is often very difficult...

48 Hour delivery service available if required. Call the office today on 01948 661602 to place your order.

NEW FOR 2010 ECOSYL 100

What Applicator? Which Contractor?
What Application Rate? Which Harvester?

PROBLEM SOLVED

ECOSYL 100

Now TAKING ORDERS

"ONE FOR ALL"

  • For treating all grass and legume silage
  • Available for liquid or dry application in 100 tonne packs
  • Liquid can be applied from 20mls up to 2 litres per tonne
  • Can be applied by any applicator, on any harvester
  • Recommended for conventional or organic use
  • Applies 1 million MTD/1 bacteria per gram of treated silage
  • 2 year shelf life in a cool, dry place

ORDER BY XMAS for the best price for April 2010 delivery (Pay June)

NEWSDESK

COMMODITY
COMMENTS
PERIOD
29T BULK TIPPED (CHESHIRE)
Hipro Soya
GM gene still an issue. Tight supplies at present, hence the hefty pricing from the shippers.
2nd Half Dec
Jan
Feb - April
£300
£296
£284
Rapemeal
Up £30 in the last 2 weeks, in part following Soya - but shortages of Rape from London processing plant give shippers the opportunity to push prices up.
Dec - Jan
Feb - April
May - July
£164
£153
£140
Soya Hulls
Still looks, competitive against Sugarbeet.
Dec - April
£106
Citrus
Moving up a little in price due to £ against the $ and some off take pushes prices up a little.
Dec - Jan
Feb - April
£112
£111
Sugarbeet
Depending on what product you require, i.e. Supaflow, Maxibeet etc, prices for December are anywhere between £115 - £130/t


PRICES ARE INDICATIONS ONLY DUE TO THE VOLATILE MARKETS, FOR UP TO DATE PRICES PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE ON 01948 661602

QUALITY PRODUCTS FOR QUALITY PRODUCTION

Contact

Gareth or Rachel (Office)
01948 661602 Fax 01948 871776

 

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