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Farmers to benefit from expansion of caustic wheat capacity

Caustic Wheat

Farmers will benefit from a new contract between ForFarmers and caustic wheat manufacturer, Kington Farms Ltd. The contract complements provision at ForFarmers’ other sites, enabling a nationwide provision of cost-effective caustic wheat.

Kington Farms Ltd is based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, and the new partnership with this business will enable ForFarmers to supply caustic wheat to customers in the South of England and South Wales.

With further caustic wheat provision already available in Beith and Newcastle under Lyme, ForFarmers now have the capability to supply caustic wheat across the whole of England, Scotland and Wales.

“Cattle fed high volumes of rolled cereals and acidic silages often experience impaired rumen function due to increased levels of acidity in the rumen,” explains ForFarmers Product Manager, Bruce Forshaw. “Feeding wheat treated with caustic soda enables farmers to deliver alkaline sodium hydroxide into the rumen, which buffers the rumen and therefore improves rumen performance and feed utilisation.

“As well as helping to reduce acid loading in the rumen, caustic wheat can also provide a source of rumen friendly fermentable energy to help support increased milk yields and a useful source of bypass starch.”

Caustic wheat can be incorporated into the diets of both dairy cows and beef cattle, with a recommended feeding rate of 4-5kg per head, per day.

The first loads of newly available caustic wheat in the South of England and South Wales are due to be ready for delivery from 8th April. 

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If you are looking to find out more information about caustic wheat and its availability please contact your local Account Manager or call our team on 01509 501830.

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