GP Feeds Ltd - Quality Products for Quality Production...

March 2012

This months linked article's:

We can't believe that as we write this newsletter, it is November already - where has this year gone, or are we just getting old!

AMAFERM

Following on from our December newsletter, we have been monitoring 3 local customers, who have been using Amaferm since the beginning of December. Nothing else on the farms has changed feeding wise, other than adding Amaferm into the diet at 100gms per cow per day.

  • Farmer 1 has seen an increase in milk litres by 1.6 litres
  • Farmer 2 has seen an increase in milk litres by 1.9 litres
  • Farmer 3 has seen an increase in milk litres by 2.1 litres

Costing just a 1/3 rd of a litre, it has been very profitable for these 3 customers. Why not give it a try and see the difference it can make for you.

The feed additive Amaferm has been developed specifically to improve fibre digestion...

WHAT ADVANTAGE IS THERE TO FEEDING YEAST?

Many dairy and beef farmers are seeing the advantages that the feeding of yeast brings. If the diet within the rumen of the animal is either very wet, low in energy, low in fibre or too starchy and is unbalanced, the pH within the rumen is not stabilised and the bacteria cannot absorb the fibre content correctly. As a result of this you can see depressed appetites, the lowering of milk quality, loss of liveweight gain in beef animals, acidosis, and associated problems with feet and overall health issues.

By feeding a yeast product it will stabilise the rumen pH with the result that you will see less acidosis, increased yields, positive effects on milk quality, and improvement in overall health and an increase of daily liveweight gain in beef animals and youngstock.

This last year we have seen a dramatic increase in sales of our yeast Product RA25 with positive results in all cases. For a cost of 5p per cow per day you can expect an improvement in your margins as well as the added benefits of contented healthy cows. With its very low feeding rate you do not have to pay to have full pallet load, as you may have to with products fed at 100gms per day, with the added benefit of containing protected selenium and zinc.

Feed Rates

  • Dairy cows 25gms per cow per day
  • Beef 4 gms per 100lg l.w per day

Example

  • For a herd of 100 cows you will feed 2½ kgs per day
  • For a herd of 200 cows you will feed 5kgs per day

Delivery

  • Pack Size 20kg bags
  • Minimum delivery 10 bags
  • A minimum delivery of 10 bags for 100 cow herd will last 80 days
  • A minimum delivery of 10 bags for 200 cow herd will last 40 days

For more details ring the office on 01948 661602 or speak to your local GP agent - WELL WORTH THE CALL!

ARE YOU SHORT OF FORAGE STOCKS?

Forage stocks are currently lower than most farmers would like, therefore most forage extender products are in high demand. We do have available some spot loads of Fodderbeet, Stock Feed Potatoes, Stock Feed Carrots and Brewers Grains. Please call the office on 01948 661602 for up to date prices and availability.

We can also offer you our very own unique FORAGE SAVER BLEND formulated from a blend of raw materials especially to extend your silage stocks. It has high levels of rumen friendly fibre from Sugarbeet and Soya Hulls.

  • Can be fed to all classes of Ruminant livestock
  • Contains high levels of digestible fibre
  • Feed at 2kgs per animal per day to replace 10kgs of average quality silage
  • When fed at the above rate it will save over 60 tonnes of silage per month on a 100 cow herd plus followers
  • Only top quality ingredients are included in the ration

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE ON 01948 661602 FOR PRICES


FOR SALE

4TH CUT HIGH DRY MATTER GRASS SILAGE AVAILABLE IN THE OSWESTRY AREA.

FOR DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT GARETH AT THE OFFICE ON 01948 661602.


Do you suffer from Mycotoxins and the resulting issues - talk to us about Mycobind and how this product can help.


ECOSYL ORDERS - Don't forget to consider taking advantage of the early order pricing and save money. Call now to place your order.


FATS

Are you one of the many farms suffering with butterfats problems, if so the solution could lie with our EXCLUSIVE product CS Plus. This product is very competitively priced, please see details below:

CS PLUS - EXCLUSIVE TO GP FEEDS

A specially formulated fatty acid blend processed with a selected glucose preparation into a free flowing dust-free meal.

CS Plus has been designed for the high performing dairy cow, in particular for raising butterfat levels and milk yields while maintaining cow condition. The blend of protected and slow release fatty acids rich in C16, has been put together to maximise synergistic effects on net energy yield and milk quality. The unsaturated to saturated ratio is close to 3:1.

The glucose blend enhances liver function and the hormonal, nervous and enzymic systems to increase overall animal performance.

Benefits

  • Specific fat profile high in C16:0 to maximise butterfats
  • A high energy content to encourage milk yield
  • Designed to maintain body condition
  • High glucose sugars to sustain milk yield
  • Promotes optimal liver function
  • Highly palatable, free flowing and easy to use

Feeding

CS Plus is designed for mixing into compound feeds or home mix diets. The recommended usage rate is 500g/cow/day. Levels of up to 1500g can be used with high performance dairy cows. CS Plus maybe included in compound feed at a rate of up to 50kg per tonne.


MARKET REPORT

Hipro Soya

South American weather patterns still dominate the market. Hot dry and whatever the speculators and shippers can make up. This will continue for the shot/medium term. So the market will remain very volatile so keep in touch with the office and let us know your requirements, so that we can give you a ring when there is a break in the market.

Rapemeal

Supply is very tight until April. The main Rapemeal shipper is oversold and this has lead to the spot market trading at nearly £200/t.

May onwards seem a little more reasonable than at present, again keep in touch with the office for regular updates.

Citrus & Soya Hulls

Both products on the spot and going forward for the summer, are looking very competitive against Sugarbeet. Today they are trading at around £30 - £40 per tonne cheaper than Sugarbeet. Both offer a good source of digestible fibre, for this coming spring.

Sugarbeet

Tonnage is currently being put into stores, so stock will be available for the Summer period. Good source of digestible fibre, but does look expensive against Citrus & Soya Hulls.

To discuss any of these products, along with your other on farm requirements please call GP Feeds on 01948 661602 or use our text line number 07969 808188.

QUALITY PRODUCTS FOR QUALITY PRODUCTION

Contact

Gareth or Rachel (Office)
01948 661602 Fax 01948 871776

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