We would like to share a another success story with you all.
Following on from a farm visit by Gareth, a meeting was held
with a Sandbach farmer, his vet and nutritionist. The results
of this meeting concluded that the feed being purchased from
one of our competitors was of a high moisture content and the
starch and protein combination were not synchronised to meet
the requirements of the dairy herd. Problems arose from acidosis
feet as well as a lack of bulling activity and disastrous PD
sessions with the vet.
Gareth was asked to establish a feed programme recommendation.
After taking forage samples and mineral analysis of all the silages,
he went back for a further meeting with the vet and nutritionist
with a recommendation for improving the dairy herd health.
Today we are delighted to tell you that the customer, has seen
an improvements in herd health, is now producing 2 litres per
cow extra, has less feet problems, and bulling activity is the
best it has ever been on this farm. The farmer now says, he looks
forward to the PD sessions, as the results are very positive and
in line with that, that GP Feeds predicted would happen.
Within our feed plan, we have eliminated the competitors diet
recommendation of using a 'bolt on' additive pack as it had little
benefit and was costing the customer a fortune. With a balanced
diet supplied by GP Feeds, the extras were just not needed and
the saving to the customer was nearly £500 per month. GP
Feeds have targeted the right raw materials and have improved
the profitability of the herd, for this customer. It has worked
for our Sandbach farmer, so why not let us do the same for you.
If you are having stock feeding issues on your farm, have a simple
look at your delivery tickets and check the moisture content.
For example, a lot of competitors have a moisture content of around
14% - 15% - this equates to 85% - 86% dry matter. Our compounds
are between 10% - 11% making them 89% - 90% dry matter. This means
that you are buying between 3% - 5% added water with some suppliers
than you would with GP Feeds. On a product costing £200
per tonne this represents a large cost to your business and a
shortfall in the value for your dairy cows.
A dairy farmer and customer of ours in the Cheshire area, managed by
a husband and wife team, have also for a long time run alongside the
dairy herd, an intensive beef system, using primarily cross bred continental
cattle, with some Friesian / Holstein stock. In the past they purchased
beef feeds from a variety of suppliers, but fed the dairy herd on GP
Feeds compounds and blends, relying upon nutritional advice from the
company's representative Nick Sharp.
In the past 12 months a change was made to the feed being fed to the
beef herd. Switching from a beef blend supplied by one of our competitors,
to a customised GP Feeds beef blend. The consistency of our products
is the key and has proved their worth in the terms of growth rate, quality
of finished cattle, and the achievement of top prices at Market Drayton
market on a regular basis.
Two products are used, a specific customised 14% rearer / finisher
and an 18% blend designed to be fed 50/50 with barley. Such has been
the success on this unit, the word has spread rapidly amongst the local
beef farmers, and as a result of this we are now supplying several beef
units in the area with the cereal balancer beef blend. All these new
customers are reporting back to us that cattle settle well, readily
eat the blend and perform better than previously.
We can supply these beef blends in bulk, 1t totes or ½t totes.
If you have a beef enterprise, or wish to start one up, ring us for
a down to earth practical solution to take your business forward, in
the most profitable way.
Blowing our own trumpet is something that we do only on rare
occasions but when we do blow it, we feel that everyone should
know about it.
"I don't know how you get such a low cost
price for such a quality ration - your opposition can't touch
it" (Cheshire farmer)
"Not only are they reasonably priced but they
are also very palatable" (North Wales farmer)
"I am using them for all my dairy cows, my
youngstock and beef. They have never looked better"
"They can't be any good at that price"
(Another compounder in our trading area) Currently 5 new clients
have swapped to our products from this compounder and all are
pleased with the outcome.
Why not follow our new customers' example and give the office
or your agent a ring for more details
Other testimonials from just a
selection of our satisfied customers
"I was using calf and youngstock products
from another major supplier in Cheshire but was unhappy with
performance. I changed to your Coarse Calf 16 and within one
month saw a fantastic difference and growth. I will never feed
a cheaper diet again - quality counts!"
"The consistency in both appearance
and quality of your products puts you in a different league
to your competitors. When it comes to quality products and quality
advice GP Feeds in my opinion offer the best."
"I changed to a cheaper blend and left
GP Feeds but within 2 weeks milk production had dropped over
5 litres per cow. I changed back to my original blend from GP
Feeds and production returned within 10 days. What more proof
do I need that quality will always win?"
"I was annoyed how much cheaper your
minerals were compared to the one I was using. For exactly the
same specification I was saving over £50 per tonne."
"How refreshing, in these days of doom
and gloom, to have a company who seems to know exactly what
we want and to supply it with the minimum of fuss in a pleasant
and open manner."