We’ve strengthened our commitment to the organic ruminant sector by taking on the lease of ABN’s feed mill at Uffculme, Devon.
The mill will operate as a dedicated organic facility, enabling us to better service our organic customers, whilst driving greater efficiencies and cost savings across the supply chain.
Mole Valley Farmers’ CEO, Jack Cordery says: “Bringing Uffculme into our portfolio will enable us to move organic production out of our Huntworth Mill in Somerset, into a dedicated facility. This will drive significant efficiencies through Huntworth, promoting better use of energy and tighter cost control, whilst removing the complexities of running a single mill that produces both conventional and organic rations.
“Our commitment remains to all of our existing feed mills. The additional mill will ensure we are well placed for the years ahead, helping us to deliver our core purpose of supporting our farmer shareholders to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability.”
As a British farmer-owned cooperative, everything we do is focused around helping farmers build profitable, sustainable businesses. It’s something we’ve been passionate about for over 60 years.
Our team of ruminant nutritionists can provide tailor-made rations, underpinned by the latest research and development to deliver on your farm specific goals.
Modelling work carried out by Mole Valley Farmers shows that calving at 24 months versus 30 months requires 13 less heifers to be carried on farm per 100 cows. It also reduces the feeding period from three months until calving by 180 days.
We have four ruminant feed mills at Lifton, Huntworth, Dorchester and Coylton, which are strategically located to service the main livestock producing areas of the country. We also have two feed blending facilities at Risdon and Heals and a minerals plant in Bridgwater. This, together with strategic partnerships with compound feed manufacturers, means we can provide a national service.
“Nutrition with integrity” underpins everything we do. All of our mills are Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) registered. Our aim is to deliver a reliable, “on time and in full” service that’s focused on the customer experience and is second-to-none.
We’ve invested in state-of-the-art milling equipment to enable us to adopt modern techniques and harness energy savings and we work hard to produce consistently high quality feeds; both in terms
of physical and nutritional quality.
As part of our on farm nutritional advice, we offer a free Kingshay Dairy Costings service to all of our dairy feed customers.
Recording and benchmarking your individual farm’s performance means we can:
Contact the Feed & Nutritionists Line for more information.
Call 01278 444829 or email email@example.com
Mole Valley Farmers’ dairy customers have a margin over purchased feed per cow, £36 higher than the average for Kingshay’s costed herds (12 months to Apr 21).