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Afbeelding: feed2milk

ForFarmers is a leading supplier of dry, moist and liquid feed materials to farmers and livestock producers. ForFarmers are able to supply a comprehensive range of straights and co-products and are expertly placed to offer a service to all of the human food and drink industries that generate co-products or by-products. View the ForFarmers Feed Library to view the wide range of products we can supply.

 

Dairy Fats

Ruminant fats are fed both to increase the energy density of the diet and provide building blocks for butterfat and body condition. The amount included in the diet is carefully controlled as too much can cause problems with fatty liver and acetonaemia, while too little can limit production and fertility. These products contain different combinations of saturated, unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (FAs). 

Our Fats Range

ForFarmers have four key fat sources available:

DairyLac - calcium soap

  • Rumen protected
  • Broken down in the abomasum by low pH
  • Increases energy density and milk yield

Butterfat Extra - high C:16

  • Rumen protected 
  • Utilised in the udder
  • Building block for milk fat
  • Increases energy density and milk fat content

Golden Flake - hydrogenated

  • Rumen protected
  • Liver sparing effect
  • Combination of C16.0/C18.0
  • Increases milk yield and milk fat content

Lintec - Omega 3

  • Extruded Linseed
  • High level of C18.3
  • Positive effect on fertility hormones
  • Increases oestrus activity
  • Enhances conception rate

Farm Minerals

Supplying the correct amount of vitamins, minerals and trace elements is important for optimum production health and fertility. Deficiency or excess can reduce performance and seriously affect animal health. Farm minerals, branded and custom minerals with specific formulation for cattle and sheep including organic minerals.

Limestone, Rock Salt, PDV Salt, Cal Mag granules and Mag Chloride flakes for drinking water.

Our Mineral Range

Some of the minerals we can offer to our customers:

  • Minline Elite Dairy - Designed for feeding to lactating dairy cattle on grass based systems or where the supply of other mineralised feedstuffs is low. Contains a high level of phosphorus and zinc to support high yielding dairy cows. 
  • Minline General Purpose - Suitable for youngstock or lactating cattle. This mineral is cost effective all round specification to suit most rations and feeding systems.
  • Minline Intamin Dairy - A dairy mineral designed for PMR or TMR feeding systems. To balance the different mineral profiles found in straight feeds used in home mixing systems. 
  • Minline Intamin Elite Dairy - This mineral is designed to be fed in PMR or TMR feeding systems where yields exceed 9000L/yr or the forage antagonist levels are high. 
  • Minline Super Phos - A high phosphorus mineral ideal for buffer feeing alongside a grass based diet. Also suitable for feeding to heifers where additional phos is required. 
  • Minline Super Mag - A high mag supplement to help prevent grass tetany (staggers) during risk periods. 

Minline Maize Match - This mineral is designed to be fed in PMR or TMR dairy feeding systems with high inclusions of maize silage >40% of forage DM intake.  

Our Bucket Range

Our mineral bucket range:

  • Cattle General Purpose - a molassed mineral and vitamin supplement designed to balance mineral deficiencies in forages and grazing.
  • High Mag Cattle - a molassed mineral and vitamin supplement containing high levels of magnesium to hep prevent grass staggers during summer and autumn months. Not suitable for sheep.
  • High Phos - ideal for growing cattle and bulling heifers at grass where phosphorus levels are low. Also supports cattle health and performance. 
  • Translac Dry Cow - a supplement designed for pre-calving dairy cows. Contains low levels of calcium and high levels of magnesium to help prepare the cow for lactation and reduce the risk of milk fever. High levels of Vitamin E aid calf health and vitality.
  • Cattle Energy & Protein - high energy and protein molassed mineral and feed supplement designed for use at grass and with forage rations to provide both extra energy and protein. Contains Megalac and molasses to provide energy, and rape and soya to provide good levels of high quality protein. Also contains protected zinc to aid health and vitality. 
Micro Balance

Micro Balance is a range of nutritional supplements to be incorporated in TMR or PMR diets. Each product has a specific nutritional function and can be included to supply nutritional benefits or to correct specific nutritional problems which may be affecting herd performance. 

Micro Balance products target the four advantages:

  • More production
  • Better quality
  • Improved health
  • Reduce cost

 

MB Hoof

Biotin is a B-group vitamin and is an essential nutrient for all animals. Biotin is crucial for a diverse array of metabolisable pathways. Of special importance are Keratin and lipid synthesis which are important for horn production, hoof quality and strength. Also glucose synthesis, the main energy source for milk production. 

  • Enhances keratin synthesis
  • Improves hoof strength and health
  • Stimulates glucose production
  • Drives milk production

ExtraGuard

Afbeelding: extraguard

ExtraGuard is a combination of vitamin E, cellguard and bio-available selenium. This combination of vitamins, trace elements and anti-oxidants boosts cow health by improving natural immunity. 

  • Improved immune response
  • Lower somatic cell counts
  • Fewer cases of mastitis
  • Reduced incidence of retained cleansings

Selenium and cellguard act within the cell removing oxidants that damage the internal cell membrane. Vitamin E protects the external cell membrane from oxidants keeping it strong and active. Bacteria invade the udder leading to mastitis, which activates white blood cells to swamp the udder and destroy bacteria, reducing SCC. 

Every increase of 100,000 cells/ml above 200,000 represents a 2.5% loss of milk yield. 

MB Detox

Detox is a combination of specially selected biologically active ingredients which bind, transform and degrade mycotoxins that dairy cows are most susceptible to. 

  • Minimise the effects of mycotoxins
  • Supports the natural defense system
  • Maintains dry matter intake
  • Maintains milk production

MB Detox is used to limit the uptake of mycotoxins by the cow in contaminated forage. This product acts like a 'chemical sponge' and absorbs mycotoxins preventing uptake and distribution to target organs. It contains a wide range of highly effective mycotoxin adsorbents which reduce the risk of mycotoxicosis and reduced animal performance. 

Micro Balance

Micro Balance is a range of nutritional supplements to be incorporated in TMR or PMR diets. Each product has a specific nutritional function and can be included to supply nutritional benefits or to correct specific nutritional problems which may be affecting herd performance. 

Micro Balance products target the four advantages:

  • More production
  • Better quality
  • Improved health
  • Reduce cost

MB Levucell 30, MB Prime, MB Natural Levucell

Afbeelding: lev-titan-bocm

Levucell TITAN is a rumen, specific live yeast. This feed additive is unique to ForFarmers and has a number of features which benefit rumen health and production in dairy cows. 

  • Maintains a constant rumen pH
  • Reduces rumen acid loading
  • Improves fibre digestion
  • Improves milk yield and rumen health

Levucell TITAN increases:

  • Enzyme activity
  • Fibre digesting bacteria activity
  • Forage surface area

The result is more energy available to the rumen microbes for microbial protein production. This in turn increases milk production from forage. 

Levucell TITAN reduces:

  • Rumen lactic acid levels
  • Sub-acute rumen acidosis (SARA)
  • Risk of low rumen pH

MB RumiBuff

RumiBuff is a balance of natural marine algae and natural antioxidants. Its honeycombed structure increases the surface area and breaks down more slowly than conventional buffers in the rumen.

  • Maintains a constant rumen pH
  • Reduces rumen acid loading
  • Improves rumen health
  • Improves milk yield and quality

MB RumiBuff increases:

  • Continual buffering effect
  • Rumen pH
  • Rumination

The result is a more stable rumen pH, healthy rumen microbes and increased fibre digestion. This in turn increases milk production from forage. 

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate is, by far, the most widely used and cost effective rumen buffer. 

Optimal rumen function is essential in order to maximise performance as well as allowing maximum utilisation of low cost forages. Rumen function can be impaired by feeding high cereal rations, acidic silages, short chop forage and starchy forages which in turn can lead to impaired digestion, reduced intakes and poor performance. 

Feeding Sodium Bicarbonate assists the saliva in its buffering capacity, thus reducing the risk of large drops in rumen pH which can lead to acidosis. 

  • Improved forage intakes
  • Effective fibre digestion
  • Higher milk yields
  • Enhanced milk quality, increased butterfat
  • Improved feed conversion and liveweight gain

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