Bulk Straights

With Dairy Farms under enormous pressure for milk quality and financially, it is vital we supply the farmer with the most efficient feed to achieve the milk yield and quality targets the farmer needs at the best price for the quality product. 

Our nutritionist looks beyond the protein, starch, oil and fiber sourced from the different raw materials and incorporates quality minerals along with other additives which may be needed to get the best out of the herd.  As a small firm we are small enough to care but big enough to cope.  We give each of our customers the full attention they deserve to ensure that requirements of their herd are met.

Soya Hulls

  • The initial co-product of the crushing and oil extraction from Soya Beans, Soya Hulls are the outer coating of the beans which is removed prior to milling, oil expelling and subsequent extraction. Soya Hulls are either sold as a meal or pelleted to facilitate handling.
    • Good Energy supply largely from digestible fibre
    • Pellet quality variable
    • Good palatability
    • Produced from Genetically Modified material
    • Ideal substitute for Molassed Sugar Beet Feed
  • Feeding

    Soya Hulls are relatively new as a feed on farm with compounders having traditionally taken up all available production. The product is a useful energy inclusion in all diets for most ruminant stock.

    Dairy

    Can be used up to 4kg per head per day as part of a balanced diet.

    Beef

    Include at levels up to 1kg per 100 kg of live weight up to a maximum of 4kg per day.

    Sheep

    Levels up to a maximum of 0.5kg per head per day are acceptable for ewes or finishing lambs.

    Pigs

    Can be safely used in sow diets up to a maximum of 10% of the diet.

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Oilseed Rape Meal

  • A by-product of the crushing, expelling and extracting of oil from the Brassica, Oilseed Rape, the residual material us usually as a friable meal.
    • High level digestible Protein.
    • Good complement to soya in adult ruminant diets.
    • Low palatability
    • Decent energy levels
    • Consistent analysis
    • Wide range of use many classes of stock
  • Feeding

    Since the advent of varieties of Oilseed Rape with low levels of the anti-nutritive factors, erucic acid and gluconsinolates, Oilseed Rape Meal has become a popular feed to supply ruminant animals, and to a lesser extent, pigs, with a cost effective source of protein. The high levels of ruminally degraded protein make it a particularly useful addition to diets containing low protein grass, maize and whole crop silages as well as those diets high in straw. Care should still be taken when feeding Oilseed Rape Meal which is high in erucic acid or glucosinolates.

    Dairy

    Fairly flexible in its use. Levels of 2 to 4 kg per head per day have been used successfully for high yielding cows.

    Beef

    Can be used as the only protein inclusion in beef diets with levels of up to 25 – 30% of the concentrate fraction of the ration.

    Suckler

    Trials have shown that Oilseed Rate Meal can be used as the sole concentrate for dry suckler cows fed on ad lib cereal straw. Levels of 2 – 3 kg per head per day depending on cow condition.

    Sheep

    Meal content and poor palatability generally restricts usage in ewe diets to a maximum of 10%.

    Pigs

    Can be included in sow and finishing diets to a maximum of 5%.

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Molassed Sugar Beet Feed

  • Produced by sugar factories, Molassed Sugar Beet Feed is a combination of the sugar fibres, after removal of the sugar from the beet roots, dried at high temperature with molasses from which the sugar has crystallised.
    • Good energy level ideally suited for ruminants
    • Extremely palatable and safe to feed
    • Good for animal health
    • High in digestible fibre
    • Excellent supply of FME
    • Suitable for all classes of stock
  • Feeding

    The controlled release of energy from digestible fibre and sugar, makes Molassed Sugar Beet Feed extremely useful in ruminant diets. It can be used parlour systems, mixer wagons or as a straight down a trough or feed passage and is safe to feed to virtually all farm livestock.

    Dairy

    2 to 5 kg per head per day

    Beef

    2 to 5 kg per head per day

    Calves

    Up to 2 kg per head per day

    Pig (fatteners)

    Up to 15% of fattening diets<

    Lambs

    Up to 1 kg per head per day

    Ewes

    1 to 2 kg per head per day

    Pigs (sows)

    Up to 20% of sow diets

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U.S. Maize Distillers’ Grains

  • U.S. Maize Distillers’ Grains is a by-product from the processing of maize grain to produce industrial alcohol. This is usually in the form of ethanol used as a replacer for fossil fuels. The grain is processed to release starch, which is cooked to convert it into sugars and then fermented with yeast to produce the alcohol. The grain residue is then dried to produce Maize Distillers’ Grains.
    • High in both energy and protein
    • Good complement for cereals and other low protein feeds
    • Produced from Genetically Modified material
    • Friable meal easily handled
    • High in oil content
    • Can be used for a wide range of stock
  • Feeding

    Used for many years in a wide range of feeding situations, U.S. Maize Distillers’ Grains is another alternative which can be used to replace expensive concentrates.

    Dairy

    Whilst normal levels are 1 – 4 kg per head per day, Maize Distillers’ Grains can be used at up to 6kg per day where other feeds are very low in oil.

    Beef

    Can be used at levels up to 25% of the dry matter intake of beef animals without problems.

    Youngstock

    Can be used in the diets of growing stock at up to 25% inclusive.

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High Pro Soya

  • A protein is a high quality mix of essential amino acids providing an important feedstuff for both human and domestic animal consumption. Soya beans are grown in many parts of the world, particularly North & South America, and crushing of the beans is also widespread throughout the globe. Usually a portion of the oil is removed by crushing (expeller process) and then the remaining available oil is removed by solvent extraction. A Cream, or fawn coloured gritty meal.
    • Provides a rich source of protein
    • Suitable for all livestock
    • Favoured in pig rations
  • Feeding

    Extremely rich in digestible fibre. Soya Hulls are excellent for maintaining rumen conditions and an ideal substitute for sugar beet feeds. The product is a useful energy inclusion in all diets for most ruminant stock.

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Ground Maize Meal/Yellow Meal

  • Whole Maize is imported into the UK, primarily from Southern Europe, South America and USA.
    • Very High Starch Levels
    • Highly digestible and palatable
    • Highest energy levels of any cereal
    • An excellent source of digestible “slow release” starch
  • Feeding

    Maize meals can be fed successfully in place of cereals or other energy feeds in the diets of most farm livestock.

    Dairy

    Maize Meals should be mixed with other feeds and fed at a maximum rate of 3 kg/head/day, preferably being introduced over an extended period of time.

    Beef

    Can be incorporated up to 35% of beef diets over a period of time.

    Sheep

    Can be fed in sheep diets up to 30% of the ration if introduced gradually.

    Pigs

    Can be fed in all pig diets up to 30% of the ration if introduced gradually.

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Corn/Maize Gluten Feed

  • A by-product of moist maize milling to produce starch and sugar syrups, Maize Gluten Feed comprises a mixture of the maize fibres, corn steep syrup and purification oils and proteins. Occasionally, some factories add a proportion of maize germ to the end product.
    • Balanced Energy and Protein
    • Mixture of pellets and meal
    • Can be used for all classes of stock
    • Very good starch content
    • Produced from genetically modified material
  • Feeding

    Used for many years in a wide range of feeding situations, Maize Gluten Feed is accepted as a relatively safe feed which can be used to replace expensive concentrates. High levels are often used by compound manufactures to balance cereal inclusion in their diets.

    Dairy

    Whilst normal levels are 2-4kg per head per day, Maize Gluten Feed has been used at up to 7kg without adverse problems.

    Beef

    Can be used at high levels up to 40% of the dry matter intake of beef animals without problems.

    Suckler

    Has been used successfully as the sole concentrate feed for suckler cows.

    Sheep

    Can be used at levels up to 35% of the concentrate input.

    Pigs

    Levels up to 10% of the concentrate inclusion of grower, finisher and sow diets, but care should be taken with younger pig diets because of the fibre content.

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Wheat Distillers’ Pellets

  • Wheat Distillers’ Pellets is a by-product from the processing of wheat grain to product grain alcohol for use in blended whisky production. The grain, mixed with some malted barley, is cooked to convert its starch into sugars, which are then fermented with yeast to produce the alcohol. The grain residue is then mixed with concentrated wheat syrups before drying to produce Wheat Distiller’ Pellets.
    • High in both energy and protein
    • Good complement for cereals and other low protein feeds
    • Can be used for a wide range of stock
    • Excellent pellet quality
    • High in copper
  • Feeding

    Wheat Distillers’ Pellets is a palatable alternative to expensive concentrates as a good supplier of both energy and protein.

    Dairy

    Ideal for use in parlour or automated feeding systems, normal feed levels are 1 – 4kg per head per day, though rates have been used successfully.

    Beef

    Can be used at levels up to 25% of the dry matter intake of beef animals alongside feed such as cereals or sugar beet feed.

    Youngstock

    Can be used in the diets of growing stock at up to 25% inclusion.

    Sheep

    Wheat Distillers’ Pellets should not be used in diets for sheep because of their high copper content.

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Product Protein MER Starch Sugars Oil NDF Ash
Rolled Wheat 10% 13.8% 67% 4% 2% 12% 2%
Ground Maize/Yellow Meal 7.5% 14.5% 68% 1.5% 4% 14.5% 1.5%
Hi Pro Soya 47% 13.2% 5% 11% 3.5% 13% 7.5%
Rapeseed Meal 31.75% 12.1% 9.5% 9.5% 2.75% 36.5% 6.5%
Soya Hulls 12.25% 11.9% 5% 9% 3% 67.5% 4.5%
Corn Distillers 28% 14.8% 4.5% 5.5% 11% 44.5% 4.7%
Wheat Distillers 31.2% 13.7% 5% 5% 6% 40% 5.25%
Sugar Beet Pellets 9% 12.5% 2% 12% 1% 30% 6%
Barley 12.3% 13.8% 57% 2.5% 2.5% 23% 2.6%
*MER – Metabolisable Energy Ruminants *NDF – Neutral Detergent Fibre Figures published as average percentages.