If you are looking for advice on the feed markets or a competitive quote for straights, then the Mole Valley Farmers Alternative Feeds team is here to help.
Our team of 12 traders have over 200 years’ of experience between them and have extensive knowledge of the feed markets. Combined with Mole Valley Farmers’ buying power, this means we can offer the very best advice and price on a wide variety of straights, to suit specific farm requirements. From soya hulls to sugar beet pulp and maize distillers, we have it all.
“We’re hugely customer focused, rather than product focused,” says Head of Alternative Feeds & Blends, Shaun Hambley. “We understand our customers’ needs. We have good relationships with shippers who we talk to on a daily basis. The competitive offering and market information we have is second-to-none.”
The Alternative Feeds team are located in four offices across the country, ensuring farmer shareholders receive a regional service from a national business. They’re on hand to offer their thoughts on the feed markets and when to make buying decisions.
Shaun explains: “Our scale brings significant buying power, but it’s not about buying at the cheapest price on the day, but buying at the right time. It might be a falling market and we might recommend buying later. We will give an indication of when it’s right to buy and how much it’s worth covering. Every year we typically save farmers money in contracting straights in a forward position, rather than buying spot.”
The huge knowledge within the wider Mole Valley Farmers business also ensures farmer members have access to an array of support to help maximise farm potential. This includes nutritional support from our Feed Solutions team and farm inputs from our Business Development Managers.
We can also provide mineral straights such as limestone flour, sodium bicarbonate and magnesium chloride flakes, so you can make-up your own mineral on farm.