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Komatsu

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Location
Thurso caithness
+1 on above posts could we just take pic of labels and post with price, not exact but would allow everyone to compare and comment, interesting to see the differences around country!
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just a label I had lying about shed think is around £240 ton 1st stage pellet
 

General-Lee

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Location
Devon
Can anyone help/advise as to what I should be looking for with feed specs, and what would differentiate between a 'standard' and 'premier' ewe nut? As it's something I've never looked into before.
Tia Lee
 

Bojangles

Member
Location
Scotland
Start by buying this

http://www.contextbookshop.com/books/book_detail.php?bookcat=16&bookid=9

Probably the most important £30 you will ever spend. Then have a look at what is available to you locally and reference the ingredients in the book. It will give you a understanding of where the protein and energy in the feed is coming from. Always check the ME in a feed as not all 16% nuts will contain the same levels that's why some are cheap and others dear. You can feed less of some of the dear ones therefore making them cheaper. Avoid bulkers that are only in there to make up the weight!
Then have a look at the mineral levels and most importantly the delivery method eg Selplex is a much better delivery method than sodium selenite for selenium Although dearer the uptake is far higher find out what company is supplying the minerals to the feed manufacturer. Then additives like rumen buffers so bicarbonate is poorer than say alcacid. It's a minefield but use the feed directory and over time it gets a little easier.
 

General-Lee

Member
Location
Devon
Start by buying this

http://www.contextbookshop.com/books/book_detail.php?bookcat=16&bookid=9

Probably the most important £30 you will ever spend. Then have a look at what is available to you locally and reference the ingredients in the book. It will give you a understanding of where the protein and energy in the feed is coming from. Always check the ME in a feed as not all 16% nuts will contain the same levels that's why some are cheap and others dear. You can feed less of some of the dear ones therefore making them cheaper. Avoid bulkers that are only in there to make up the weight!
Then have a look at the mineral levels and most importantly the delivery method eg Selplex is a much better delivery method than sodium selenite for selenium Although dearer the uptake is far higher find out what company is supplying the minerals to the feed manufacturer. Then additives like rumen buffers so bicarbonate is poorer than say alcacid. It's a minefield but use the feed directory and over time it gets a little easier.

Thanks for that will be good to get a better understanding of what I'm feeding.(y)
My boss does most of the buying at work for the cattle and sheep so don't tend to get involved and most comes from the same mill that buys our wheat. But for myself a 'buyer' I've got the chance to shop around.
 

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