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JANUARY 09 NEWSLETTER

This months linked article's:

MYCOTOXINS...

FATS...

CS PLUS...

DAIRYMASTER 18 NUTS...

CUSTOM BLENDS - ONE OF OUR SPECIALITIES...

COARSE CALF 16 MIXTURE...

WE CAN ALSO SUPPLY...

STOCKFEEDS

We still have the following products available. Prices for all these products are subject to delivery areas, so please call the office on 01948 661602 for up to date prices. Available in 20t and 29t loads tipped.

Stockfeed Potatoes (Stone free & clean)

Grown for human food consumption, with excess and substandard potatoes sold as stockfeed. When available they make an ideal supplement to forage. Contains good energy and excellent starch levels. The protein level is 10 -11%, with half of this being in the form of non-protein nitrogen compounds. Potatoes are a poor source of minerals.

Fodderbeet (Stone free & clean)

Can produce more dry matter / acre than cereal grains. A sugar rich energy feed for ruminants but the composition can vary. Soil contamination must be avoided to prevent digestive upsets as should excessive feeding. The digestive upsets are due to excessive sugar in the rumen and / or mineral imbalance. Chopping enhances intakes and ruminants relish the root due to its succulence and sugar content.

Pressed Sugar Beet Pulp

A palatable forage and partial concentrate extender. Ideal for ruminants, but not pigs and poultry. With a typical DM of 20 > 30% this product is a useful energy feed for dairy cows, beef cattle and sheep. Ideal for use in complete feeds or for use as a midday feed. This buffer feed and moist concentrate is a high energy succulent to supplement silage when supplies are limited or the quality poor. Pressed Pulp improves the energy density of rations based on straw and hay. In complete diet systems, its high energy density and physical nature enhance the quality of the mix.

Feeding: Pressed Sugar Beet Pulp can be fed to most farm livestock in a wide range of feeding situations. Whether used as part of a total mixed ration (TMR), as a sole concentrate feed or as a forage replacer, care should be taken to ensure a good long fibre source is present and that the minerals are correctly balanced, particularly for phosphorus, which tends to be short on sugar beet products.

  • Dairy Cows - up to 20 kg per head per day.
  • Beef Cattle - up to 20 kg per head per day
  • Sheep - up to 3 kg per head per day can be used for ewes and fattening lambs

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.

Common effects of mycotoxins

Variable intakes Inconsistant milk yields
Scouring Acidosis-type symptoms
Impaired immune function Poor rumen function
Bloody faeces Lethargy
Reduced fertility Swollen ankles / teat swelling
Muscles tremors Unsettled cows
General poor performance without any clear explanation  

Conditions for mycotoxin production

Mould is highly adaptable and will develop on any growing or stored feedstuffs in a wide variety of conditions. Mould produce mycotoxins under a wide range of conditions and therefore, the challenge should be considered ever-present:

Plant stress - soil infertility, insect damage, extremes of temperature or moisture. Harvest stress - late harvest, crop too dry, slow clamp filling. Storage stress - wet grain, poor clamp consolidation, poor fermentation. Feed-out problems - poor hygiene, spoilage at face, poor face management.

Control or eradication of toxin's is not as easy task, but a product that can help is Mycosorb - a natural feed supplements based on the inner cell walls from specifically selected yeast.

How does it work - when mycosorb is fed, mycotoxins present in the gut of the animal are absorbed by the yeast sugars and are excreted with the faeces, thereby maintain the health of the animal. Mycosorb has been extensively trialled and is effective against the vast majority of known problem-causing mycotoxins.

Response - mycosorb becomes effective as soon as fed and animal responses are typically seen from 3 days to 3 weeks after inclusion, depending on the type and severity of the mycotoxin challenge.

Feeding - can be fed as part of a TMR or direct into the trough. To be fed at 100g per head per day for the first 7 days, then reduce to 50g per head per day thereafter.

FATS - MEGALAC, THE TRUE McCOY!

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO PRODUCE MORE LITRES - MEGALAC IS THE PRODUCT FOR YOU!

CS PLUS - EXCLUSIVE TO GP FEEDS

YOU WON'T FIND THIS PRODUCT ANYWHERE ELSE! ARE YOU LOOKING TO GIVE YOUR COWS SOME MUCH NEEDED CONDITION - IF SO YOU NEED THIS PRODUCT.

New lower prices available for both products as of 5th january 2009. For competitive prices on both products give us a call on 01948 661602.

DAIRYMASTER 18 NUTS

Formulated to compliment this seasons forages

As with all our products only the finest quality ingredients are used.

Fixed formulation & Fixed price

Also available in 20%, 22% and blend form.

Competitively priced in this current financial climate. For further details please contact us on 01948 661602

CUSTOM BLENDS - ONE OF OUR SPECIALITIES

"GIVE YOUR COWS THE CHANCE TO PERFORM TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY"

Fixed formulations & Fixed prices

Made from only the finest quality ingredients (including hipro soya, maize, scottish wheat distillers, sugarbeet to name but a few)

To discuss your requirements please contact us on 01948 661602

COARSE CALF 16 MIXTURE

ĎSMELLS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU TO EAT!í

Made from only the finest quality ingredients (including flaked maize, flaked peas and sopralin to name just a few)

Give your calves the best start this product is used successfully by many buying group members

For more information please give us a call on 01948 661602

WE CAN ALSO SUPPLY

If what you are looking for isnít listed doesnít mean we canít supply it give us a call, you might just be pleasantly surprised.

QUALITY PRODUCTS FOR QUALITY PRODUCTION

Contact

Gareth or Rachel (Office)
01948 661602 Fax 01948 871776

 

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