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NOVEMBER 2009 NEWSLETTER

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FEEDING FOR A BETTER MARGIN

'Margin' is a word that is foremost in most farmers thoughts at present. The everlasting balancing act to produce milk or beef and leave a margin or profit at the end of all the hard work. With ever increasing input costs the job gets no easier, especially when the EU and the UK government seem not to care about milk or beef production in this country. Some of us pay 61p a pint for our milk to be delivered to our doorstep - where does the differential of over a pound a litre go to? With this in mind the rationing of dairy cows and beef animals is even more critical this winter than ever. We have seen reports coming through from Frank Wright Trouw Nutrition regarding the big differences between 1st and 2nd cut silage analysis and the likelihood of variable maize silages changing starch degradability over the winter period.

However, in the main, there is plenty of forage available but what you do with it is critical for you profits. We at GP Feeds spend a lot of time discussing and planning rationing with our customers. We have the technical expertise within the company to cover all eventualities experienced on farm, especially with the range of product we produce. For this winter, after careful monitoring and consideration, we feel there is a need for a new range of products not only to balance this years' forages but also to remain economic within the framework and constraints that you as producers are put under.

Working within our quality list of ingredients, we are pleased to announce the following products that make up a range of products designed to produce lots of milk in the most economic way.

For more information and prices please ring your agent or the office for a down to earth conversation and recommendation. We can assure you that these products are extremely competitive in price but at the same time will produce you lots of good quality milk. For the sake of a phone call you just might get on the right track for better margins.

THE SELECT RANGE

The SELECT range is made using the following ingredients:

Wheat, Barley, Rape, Soya Hulls, Biscuitmeal, Wheat Distillers, Molasses, Minerals & Vitamins,
Limestone, Palm Kernal, Sunflower, Citrus, Wheatfeed and Vegetable Fat.

  • SELECT 17 NUTS
  • SELECT 19 NUTS
  • SELECT 21 NUTS
  • SELECT 17 BLEND
  • SELECT 19 BLEND
  • SELECT 21 BLEND

MILD AUTUMN = WARMER DIET MIXES?

If you are having a spot of trouble with diets warming quicker than you are used to at this time of year, it may be due to a particular component of the mix, but bear in mind that the speed of aerobic spoilage is directly related to ambient temperature.

The addition of certain chemical salts while the diet is in the mixer, has been demonstrated to really slow down the rate of deterioration, giving the mix more time in front of the cows.

EcoTMR Is a mixture of 2 chemical preservatives Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Proprionate. It is delivered farm as a prilled product in 20Kg bags, 1 bag treats 60 tonnes of diet mix, minimum order 1 bag delivered to you.

Buy more feeding time with EcoTMR and keep your cool. If you require further information on this product, please ring the office on 01948 661602

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)


CHRISTMAS ORDERING

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.

MOLASSES

Following on from this years grass and maize silage analysis, there is a need for a slow release protein molasses (Nutrimaize), if you are using a good proportion of maize silage in your diet.

We are amazed at how many farmers are not aware of the inferior products to Nutrimaize, that are being recommended on farm by so called nutritionists / reps etc.

For example, we had a customer who had bought a load of Regumix 27, having been told by a rep that is was the same as Nutrimaize 28. We questioned this and then compared the two products with the customer:

 
Regumix 27
Nutrimaize 28
Crude Protein
27%
28%
Sugars
55%
62%

When you look at the difference in the sugar and protein content, there is no question that Nutrimaize 28 is a far better product than Regumix 27 and when the customer found out that we were cheaper on a per tonne basis as well, then it was Christmas come early.

The same can be said, when you compare the range of Nutrimaize products we sell, against what is in the market place, we have better quality products and cheaper prices on a per tonne basis.

If you are going to use molasses in whatever form this winter, whether it be for as a protein or sugar source, then ring us before you make your buying decision, so you do not get duped into buying a substandard product, against what we can supply you with.

We have a customer who has just added 1kg of Nutrimaize 46 to the overall diet and who is now producing 300 litres / day more than a week ago from the same number of cows.

It's worked for him, it can work for you - call the office today on 01948 661602.

NEWSDESK

COMMODITY
COMMENTS
PERIOD
29T BULK TIPPED (CHESHIRE)
Hipro Soya
Still awaiting decision from the EU on the GM issue.
Nov
ASA Dec - Jan
Feb - April
ASA May - Oct
£288
£284
£277
£233
Rapemeal
A lot has been bought due to being a cheaper source of protein than soya at present. Has risen in price and will continue to do so.
Nov - April
May - July
£140
£135
Soya Hulls
Still a very reasonable buy against other products like Sugarbeet.
Nov - April
May - Oct
£100
£96

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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