Author Archive for ‘Jim Farquharson’

Come and see us

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by

We’re out and about at several shows during 2018, we’d love to see you if you’re out visiting any of them.

Additional events we will be sponsoring:

DATE

SHOW

WHERE

7th March AgriExpo SE Kent County Showground
8th March WCLA Spring Conference & AGM Exeter Racecourse
15th & 16th May Pig & Poultry Fair Stoneleigh
15th August Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show Shaftesbury
3rd October The Dairy Show Shepton Mallet
11th October BFREPA Conference & AGM Coventry

Hopefully we’ll see you soon!

 

Events we will be sponsoring:

DATE

SHOW

WHERE

26th May Heathfield Show Heathfield, East Sussex
2nd August Honiton Show Honiton, Devon
1st & 2nd September Dorset County Show Dorchester, Dorset
7th November SW AgriFest Westpoint, Exeter
Nov/Dec Frome Fatstock Show Frome Livestock Market
Nov/Dec Ashford Fatstock Show Ashford Livestock Market

Extreme Market Conditions Cause Price Increase In Supplements

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 by

A series of events have caused the Vitamin markets to go into turmoil recently;

  • At the end of October a fire in the Citral Plant at BASF Plant in Germany forced them to shutdown the manufacture of Vitamin A, E and Carotenoids. The company will only be able to restart these plants once supply of Citral is re-established.
  • In November a fire incident occurred at a Vitamin D plant in India
  • Continued crackdown on pollution in China with thousand of factories shutting down has also caused an increased strain of vitamin supply.

Extreme Market Conditions Cause Price Increase In SupplementsAs a result there is a very delicate balance on supply thus causing a significant price increase in supplements for all species.

As of 8th January (to at least 31st March) 2018 we will have to implement the following price increases:

  • Cattle Minerals        Up to 30% Increase
  • Sheep Minerals       Up to 20% Increase
  • Pig Minerals            Up to 40% Increase

For detailed prices or quotes please contact the office.

This is a worldwide issue which will be affecting all manufacturers, suppliers and distributors.

Some companies may try to work around this issue by reducing the levels of vitamins and pigments in their supplements, however this will of course have a knock on effect on the performance and welfare of the animals. Therefore I would advise that if you do not currently purchase your supplements through ourselves you check the levels carefully.

Remember if something appears too good (or cheap) to be true it often is!

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact the office

Kathryn Thompson (Technical Manager)

Farewell and hello!

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by

Farewell to Pat

Farewell and hello!Friday 15th December saw us mark Pat’s final day with B & W Feeds.

Though Pat started with us in 2002 his connections with the mobile feed industry go right back to the very first days. In 1968 he started working out as an apprentice with the original company of Blandford & Webb, working on the first Farmhand Feed mobiles imported into the UK. Pat has seen many changes and developments in the mobile feed industry and has been a real asset to the B&W team.

To commemorate this, one of the items he was presented with was a picture collage featuring the earliest to the latest mobile plants.

We wish Pat a long and happy retirement.

Welcome to Nigel

Farewell and hello!We are delighted to welcome Nigel Brown to the team as our new Service Mechanic. Nigel has an extensive background in truck and plant servicing and has been working alongside Pat over the past few months to gain knowledge on the servicing of the mobile plants, as well as working with our operators to understand the day to day operation of them.

Nigel’s contact details:-

Workshop:- 01258 830620
Mobile:- 07879 557049
Email:- workshop@bwfeeds.com

We are currently updating our parts store, as ever when calling for parts it is very helpful if you can let Nigel have the Model, Machine No and year, this will help identify the correct item required.

We wish you all a happy & prosperous 2018!

Plan ahead this harvest!

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by

By combining cereals at 16-20% moisture and then treating with Mega Grain Liquid reservative you can:

  • Ease the pressure on when to cut
  • Save on expensive drying costs
  • Create a moist more palatable feed which will resultantly boost feed intakes
  • Prevent mycotoxin contamination of the feed

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! 5% OFF TREATMENT MIN. 20T BOOK BEFORE 1ST JULY 2017

Also we are offering 2% off bulk orders of just the Mega Grain Liquid product. Minimum order 2T.

Plan ahead this harvest!

No flies on us!

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by

We’re delighted to announce a new range of garlic buckets to help get rid of all those flies on your animals.  Have a look at the details below.  Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more

No flies on us!

Do you know what you are feeding?

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by

Now is the time to find out.

Forage analysisForage (for Ruminants) and Cereals (for Monogastrics) form the basis of most diets.

By knowing the nutritional value enables you to create a balanced and economical diet i.e. if your silage is low in energy but high in protein then in order to optimise performance of the animals supplementary feed will be required however you could save money by reducing the protein level of that feed. (more…)

5 Reasons to Visit the Pig and Poultry Fair this month

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 by

A visit to this year’s Fair is a must for all serious pig, poultry and egg producers looking to grow their businesses. It is a unique chance to gather valuable advice and ideas from industry experts, compare the latest new products and equipment from over 350 exhibitors and network with other producers and allied industry.

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Have you ever asked yourself the following?

    • Am I paying too much for my feed?
    • Do I really know what is included in my feed?
    • Can I adapt and change my ration easily and to my exact requirements?
    • Am I making full use of available cereals/pulses?
    • How can I protect myself from the volatility of the feed market?
    • Is there a simple yet effective way of having better quality feed at a lower cost?

Would you like some answers?

Join us and industry leading experts in On-Farm quality Feed production and use at:—
B & W Feeds STAND 225—(Blackdown Buildings)

  1. Over 80 new products will be featured in a brand new Innovation Trail
  2. Pick up the latest advice and ideas from over 350 exhibitors
  3. Hear from the experts in the free Innovation and Performance forums
  4. Leading producers value the Fair as the place to keep up to date and network
  5. If you’re looking to cut energy costs, make sure you visit theEnergy Zone