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JULY O7 NEWSLETTER

This months linked article's:

FATS...

ADD - F NC...

TOP PRODUCTS TO BUY THIS MONTH...

QUEEN'S AWARD FOR ECOSYL PRODUCTS...

ITEMS FOR SALE...

8 YEARS ON

It's now 8 years since Gareth Perkins started GP Feeds, and we are still going strong. It is due to all our customers, especially those who have supported us from the start, that we have built a sound reputation in the area. We will continue to grow stronger as the years progress and will continually strive to provide you with only the best. We sell a wide range of products including Blends, Dairy Compounds, Beef Feeds, Youngstock Feeds, Sheep Feed, Straights, Minerals, Silage Additives, Fats, Moist Feeds and anything else you might require - just ask and we will do our best to supply it!

We pride ourselves on:

  • Customer Service - you're a name NOT a number.
  • Quality Products - we CHOOSE to sell ONLY THE BEST.
  • Fixed Formulations - nothing changes unless YOU ask.
  • Full Technical & Nutritional Support - Herd Costings, Silage Analysis and Diet Advice.
  • Fixed contract prices - to assist you with your cashflow forecasts.

If you are looking for the above you need to speak to us. Call the office today on 01948 661602

COMPOUNDS AND BLENDS

With most raw material prices continuing to rise now is the time to consider booking your requirements for next winter.

We only use quality raw materials in our compounds and blends, with FIXED FORMULATIONS. We only change something when YOU ASK us to.

Feed your animals correctly to reduce problems and costs in the long term - lameness, acidosis, fertility, vets bills etc.

Give us a call on 01948 661602 to discuss your needs, alternatively fill in our 'Blend Calculator'.

GP Feeds are here to work with you to achieve better results.

FATS

There are many fats on the market today which all claim to benefit the modern dairy cow. The question is - which one is right for you?

Fat prices in general are an ever moving market, Megalac alone has gone up £50 this month.

Here at GP Feeds we have a number of fats available, details of which are below.

Product Name
Analysis *
Recommended usage rate *
Benefits / Comments
CS Plus

(Exclusive to GP Feeds)

27
MJ / kg
DM

69 - 75% C16

300 - 500g
per cow per day
Our top selling fat, with the current wet weather this product will keep those butterfats up.
  • Maximises butterfats
  • Sustains milk yields
  • Maintains the cows body condition
  • Promotes optimal liver function
  • Can be added to blends, compounds and TMR diets
Megalac
33.25
MJ / kg
DM
500 - 750g
per cow per day
  • Increases milk yield
  • Reduces the risk of acidosis
  • Improves fertility
  • Can be added to blends, compounds and TMR diets
Optilac
23
MJ / kg
DM
500g
per cow per day
  • Provides energy in highly digestible form
  • Improves milk yield and fertility
  • Cost effective alternative to other calcium soaps
  • Can be added to blends, compounds and TMR diets
Dynalac
25.5
MJ / kg
DM
500 - 1000g
  • Helps to improve butterfat levels

** CS PLUS **
** SPECIAL OFFER **

Prices are due to go up, we still have a limited tonnage left at pre-increase price.

For further information and up to date prices contact the office on 01948 661602.

MINERALS

Minerals don't always get the attention they need. We sell a full range of minerals, our speciality is designing a mineral to suit your own animals specific needs. Don't buy your usual minerals until you have spoken to GP Feeds.

For a competitive price on minerals ring the office on 01948 661602

MOIST FEEDS

GP Feeds have again been working very hard to secure the procurement of 'moist feeds'. We now have various options available to you, and are sure that we have something to suit everyone's needs. Please find below product details, typical analysis and feeding recommendations, on four of our most popular products.

Early ordering is recommended as these products will sell out fast!

TOP PRODUCTS TO BUY THIS MONTH

  1. FATS
    Struggling with butterfats and milk yields - take a look at this month's table (page 2) to check which one is the right one for you. Special offer on CS Plus - place your order today!
  2. MOLASSES
    The only raw material that's down in price. A good replacement for liquid lactose, which is in short supply due to the current liquid market. Molasses helps to promote high dry matter silage intakes (i.e. first cut silages which are now being fed) and improves rumen function
  3. EXCEL PRE CALVER ROLLS
    Fed at 2.5kg per cow per day, will supply all the necessary protein, energy and minerals she needs. Milk fevers and retained cleansings are a thing of the past with our Excel Pre Calver Rolls. YOU'VE FED THE REST NOW FEED THE BEST!
  4. SUPREME HDF 16 NUTS
    Our best summer selling cake. Excellent source of proteins and energies from different types of quality raw materials. Competitively priced for today's market. Also available in 18%.
  5. GP FEEDS MINERALS
    A must for every diet. We have seen outstanding results by supplementing minerals of the right quality and quantity. Don't buy your usual minerals until you have spoken to GP Feeds. Very competitively priced.
  6. MOIST FEEDS
    Take a look at our most popular four above and ring the office today to place your order.
  7. COARSE CALF 16 MIX
    The 'Rolls Royce' of calf rations. We have buying group members who use this product, instead of the groups cheap calf rations. This is where quality really counts, you can actually see the calves growing daily. You don't have to believe us just ask the buying group members!

RING GP FEEDS ON 01948 661602 TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS TODAY

ADD-F NOW NON-CORROSIVE

One of the best known and respected of all silage preservatives, Add-F, is now available in a non-corrosive formula from us, called Add-F NC (for non-corrosive).

Originally developed by BP forty years ago, Kemira Chemicals have now taken over production and have made it far safer by using their proven gaseous ammoniation buffering process to remove the adverse effects that the old Add-F had on machinery and skin.

Add - F NC is ideal for:

  • All silages that are low in sugar and/or have a high nitrate level
  • Wet and contaminated grass, as per our current weather conditions

Add-F NC is 80% formic acid, known for many years as the most effective and rapid silage preservative. Formic acid treatment is often used as the benchmark when research scientists test the effectiveness of silage additives because of its known reliability and predictability. Unfortunately handling and corrosion problems have made it increasingly unpopular for farm use. Kemira has a good name for developing effective farmer and environmentally friendly products so we expect the new formulation to regain its former popularity.

QUEEN'S AWARD FOR ECOSYL PRODUCTS

In July 2007 Milk from forage specialist Ecosyl Products was honoured with a Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of its leading role in assisting dairy farmers to improve efficiency on a global basis.

"Our award, graciously approved by the Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, shows that a grass roots business like Ecosyl can win though in such prestigious company and is good news for British agriculture," said Dr Andy Beardsmore, managing director.

"We are delighted to be honoured following a decade of continuous development that has resulted in Ecosyl becoming a world leader in new technologies that help farmers increase milk production from home grown forages," said Dr Beardsmore.

International use has grown significantly over the last three years and with purchased feed prices on an upturn, the efficiency advantages delivered by the company's grass, maize and wholecrop silage treatments are increasingly valuable with the return on investment heading towards a seven to one payback.

"Getting more milk from forage has long been a proven route to greater dairy farm profits. But the impending diversion of grain crops to biofuel, puts silage quality firmly at the top of the agenda for everyone chasing cost effective, high volume milk production. We are helping more and more farmers to achieve that goal," said Dr Beardsmore.

ITEMS FOR SALE

Following a recent move to new a dairy unit, the following items are for sale:

  1. Ringrose 25 kVA, single phase PTO generator.
  2. Collecting yard backing gate (including control panel, remote switch, drive motor & stop sensor).
  3. 2 x (10' x 4' x 8" deep) ribbed floor walkthrough footbath.

DECLARATION TICKETS

REMEMBER TO KEEP ON EYE ON THEM WITH THE EVER CHANGING SITUATION WITH RAW MATERIALS. ARE YOU GETTING WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR?

REMEMBER YOU DO WITH GP FEEDS!!

QUALITY PRODUCTS FOR QUALITY PRODUCTION

Contact

Gareth or Rachel (Office)
01948 661602 Fax 01948 871776

 

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