Plan ahead this harvest!

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!

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!

Come and see us

May 17th, 2017 by

We’re out and about at several shows during 2017, we’d love to see you if you’re out visiting any of them.

Additional events we will be sponsoring:

  • Heathfield Show – 27th May
  • Honiton Show – 3rd August
  • Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show – 6th August
  • Dorset County Show – 2nd & 3rd September
  • The Dairy Show SW – 4th October
  • BFREPA Conference & AGM – 22nd November

Hopefully we’ll see you soon!

Events we will be sponsoring but not exhibiting at:

  • Beef SW – 8th November
  • Ashford Fatstock Show – 27th & 28th November
  • SW Winter Fair – 4th December
  • Frome Fatstock Show – 6th December

Do you know what you are feeding?

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. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Reasons to Visit the Pig and Poultry Fair this month

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

 

Introducing CalFix® to B&W Feeds – reduce the risk of milk fever!

December 2nd, 2014 by

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Introducing CalFix®…the nutritional way to reduce the risk of milk fever

CalFix® is a new and unique dietetic feed technology for dry cows from Trouw Nutrition GB and  offers an innovative way to reduce the risk of clinical and subclinical milk fever while also promoting dry matter intake immediately after calving.  It is being launched following extensive research and is now available through B&W Feeds to be incorporated into a mill and mix ration.

“At calving, cows experience a high spike in demand for calcium at a time when feed intakes are reduced,” explains Adam Clay, Ruminant Manager at Trouw Nutrition GB.  “Unable to meet the demand nutritionally, the cow has to mobilise body reserves.  However, this adaptation process can take several days to reach full efficiency during which time the cow will be deficient in calcium and at risk of milk fever unless she is properly prepared in the transition period.”

Calfix Graph 1 B&WHe comments that published UK research shows that clinical milk fever typically affects 7-10% of cows with up to 60% of cows having sub-clinical symptoms.  Each clinical case has an estimated direct cost of over £300, but cows with milk fever are more prone to other metabolic problems and increased negative energy balance, so improving calcium metabolism will have a substantial productivity and economic benefit.

“Despite our best endeavours to restrict calcium supply, most transition diets typically contain too much calcium.  Trials show that CalFix® effectively reduces the available calcium in the dry cow diet Calfix Graph 2 B&Wand thereby reduces blood calcium levels,” says Adam.  “CalFix® triggers an earlier onset of the calcium adaptation process so that when cows calve and face the spike in demand they are already utilising calcium efficiently, meaning the risk of hypocalcaemia, both as clinical and subclinical milk fever, is reduced.”

Of critical importance, and unlike other dry cow strategies, the research showed that cows fed CalFix® also had increased dry matter intakes immediately post-calving which helps to restore positive energy balance in early lactation, enabling healthy milk production and return to service.

Calfix B&W  Mill & Mill Dry Cow RationCalFix® should be fed in the last three weeks of the dry period (it should not be fed to lactating cows).  A typical on farm dry cow mix is seen to the left.  It should be fed alongside other forages and minerals to supply a balanced transition diet for dairy cows.   This may be a combination of straw, maize and grass silage.  Let us know what you have and we will come up with a feeding plan.

 

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New Buschhoff Tourmix 03 on Mercedes Arocs Chassis Arriving Shortly!

November 3rd, 2014 by

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We would be delighted to see you at the Eurotier (www.eurotier.com) exhibition from 11 to 14 November in Hanover.  We will be on Stand C05 in Hall 23.

B&W representatives will be on hand together with colleagues from Buschhoff to showcase the very latest in milling and mixing technology, conveying and storage technology as well as mobile plants.

We are equally proud to have on display our new Tourmix 03 machine destined for use in our business at the begining of December.

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Cheap Imported Milk Replacers May Be An Expensive Option

September 12th, 2014 by

Cheap Imported Milk Replacers May be an Expensive Option

It is very difficult to distinguish a quality milk powder from a budget product.  Whilst most calf milk powders look the same, the quality of ingredients can vary enormously. Cheap milk replacers seldom meet the expectations of British customers who expect milk replacers to be dust-free and mix easily in both warm and cool water. Cheap milk replacers are typically imported are often reported as being dusty, not mixing well and tending to separate rapidly after mixing.   Most importantly though is that calf growth rate targets may be  compromised and can only be achieved by feeding much more of the imported  powder and thereby eroding any cost savings made.

At B&W, we are not interested in selling cheap products that simply do not do the job.  We aim to  provide quality service and products.  That is why we have chosen to promote Milkivit calf milk replacers.  We have a really special deal coming up in the first two weeks of October for customers wishing to purchase our best seller “Premium XL”.  Call now for details.

 

The Benefits Of Forage Analysis

September 9th, 2014 by

B&W Forage AnalysisThere is no way of knowing the true feeding value of forage without having it analysed. Something that looks and smells good may be poor nutritionally and vice versa – you may have managed to make a ‘silk purse out of a sow’s ear’!

For the majority of systems forage makes up a large (or the largest) proportion of the ration; therefore if not analysed a big part of the diet is an unknown.

Once the forage is analysed our nutritionist can formulate a blend tailored around the results to ensure your livestock are fed a balanced ration.

One of the many advantages of home-mixing is that you can customise the blend around you rather than having to find an off the shelf blend to suit your requirements.

Cost savings could also be made– e.g., forage may be higher in protein than assumed thereby reducing required inclusion level of costly protein sources such as soya.

Additionally, total forage stock requirements for the winter can be calculated more accurately– better to know now if you will be short on forage than later!!

Mineral analysis of forage is also useful tool for:

  • Mineral profiles differ between cereal and grass silage
  • Mineral levels vary depending on location, soil types, and weather
  • An imbalance in the minerals in the forage can have serious consequences – for example, a too high a ratio of potassium: calcium can be a risk factor for hypocalcaemia.

Sampling is quick & easy:

  • One of our representatives can come out and take a sample
  • Or sample packs can be sent
  • Results are usually back within the week