The Agrii Animal Health team based in Ludlow, Presteigne, Knighton and Welshpool Market, is made up of highly qualified and dedicated advisory staff. They provide a professional service advising on beef and sheep internal and external parasite control programmes, with particular importance placed on timing and resistance strategies. Beef and sheep vaccination programmes, liver fluke and trace element supplement advice also form a major part of our portfolio. The livestock nutrition business is based on a professional advice strategy of ascertaining the farmer’s needs by sampling forage. This service is available on farm and we can discuss with you all of the necessary feed programmes available for your livestock dietary requirements. For all your livestock needs ✚ Drenches, pour-ons and injections ✚ Trace element drenches and boluses ✚ Proteins, mineral buckets and blocks ✚ Milk powders ✚ Compound feeds ✚ Animal health sundries ✚ Mobile livestock handling equipment ✚ Vaccines ✚ Dairy and hygiene chemicals ✚ Electric fencing products ✚ Stock fencing ✚ Grassland management ✚ Fertiliser ✚ Seed ✚ Harvest – crop packaging and string Forage values and analysis For a number of years Agrii’s Animal Health specialists have been advising farmers on the most effective and economical ways of feeding livestock, particularly the beef and sheep sectors. To achieve the most effective winter rations for livestock, our approach has always been to analyse the products to be fed, primarily for their nutritional quality, and follow with an interpretation of the analysis to assess the correct nutritional requirement for a feeding programme. Positive interpretation is essential to ascertain correct values of forage on farm, primarily because values will change from year to year. IN THIS SECTION: ✚ Forage values and analysis ✚ Proteins, home mixing and compound feed ✚ Vitamins, trace element requirements and available products ✚ External parasite control ✚ Internal parasite control ✚ Vaccines and suggested programmes ✚ Dairy hygiene ✚ Milk powders ✚ Pest control ✚ Crop packaging and string ✚ Sundries There are many factors affecting silage intake, including soil nutrition status, ley quality, spring fertiliser use, shutting off date, cutting date, soil contamination and most importantly the weather. Getting the best results regarding these factors, can be discussed with an Agrii advisor. MEET THE TEAM “The majority of Agrii’s Animal Health team is based in Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, but we can provide advice and deliver product to mixed and livestock enterprises all over the country. Please just get in touch if you need price information, or if you would like some general advice from one of our qualified team.” DAVID PRYCE Animal Health Specialist, Ludlow WHY DO WE ANALYSE FORAGE? ✚ To help to provide the correct feed for all classes of livestock ✚ To be able to provide the correct proteins and mineral supplements ✚ To give advance warning of potential problems such as spoilage, wastage, intake levels and assessment of energy and protein DATE Rumenco Limited, Stretton House, Derby Road, Stretton, Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. DE13 0DW Tel: 01283 511211 Fax: 01283 511013 Customer Service Fax: 01283 563887 Email: advisory@rumenco.co.uk Website: www.rumenco.co.uk Forage Mineral Report 2016 Rumenco Grass Silage DISTRIBUTOR'S REF SAMPLE REF 28 September 2016 Mean of 33 samples Postcode SY POST CODE SAMPLE TYPE FARMER FIELD ID DISTRIBUTOR Dry Matter 29.6% VERY HIGH MINERAL ELEMENT (DM BASIS) ASSAY VERY LOW LOW MEAN HIGH Soil Contamination Index 0.37 0.20 2.75 Ca P K Al Cl S Na I Zn Mn Co B Relative Copper Antagonism Phosphorus Potassium Aluminium Cation-Anion Balance Chloride Sulphur Calcium Sodium Iodine Zinc Manganese Cobalt Boron % % % % % % % meq/kg mg/kg mg/kg mg/kg mg/kg mg/kg Cu Mo Fe Mg Se Copper Molybdenum Iron Magnesium Selenium mg/kg mg/kg mg/kg mg/kg mg/kg 0.61 0.29 1.00 0.24 398 110 5.0 295 120 1.48 6.8 31.8 0.21 0.51 0.10 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.55 0.15 0.25 0.4 0.5 1.5 2 2.5 5 0.1 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.6 1 1.4 2 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.4 50 100 200 300 500 50 100 125 200 5 8 10 12 15 25 40 60 80 130 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.4 0.25 0.5 1 1.5 2 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25 1 2 4 6 10 50 100 150 200 350 25 50 100 150 300 0.1 0.35 0.8 1.25 2 1 2 2.5 3 10 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 75 0.1 mg/kg Pb Lead 0.91 Please contact customer services: e: livestock@agrii.co.uk t: 0845 6073322 Please contact customer services: e: livestock@agrii.co.uk t: 0845 6073322 5 LIVESTOCK HEALTH & NUTRITION 4 LIVESTOCK HEALTH & NUTRITION