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Discussion in 'Livestock & Forage' started by Steakeater, Jan 28, 2014.
@admin can we have a concentrate price tracker stickie?
Agreed good call
Without an ingredient list & full spec, the price is pretty well meaningless though.
+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!
just a label I had lying about shed think is around £240 ton 1st stage pellet
@B&B Pig Man
can you make this a stickie please?
I'll think on it. We don't usually go for stickies as they get lost / ignored on folks refreshing new topics
Too late - I see @B&B Pig Man has stickier it !
Sorry @JP1 - I thought it was worth a try.
(If it doesn't work I will 'un-stick' it).
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.
Start by buying this
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.
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.
Anybody got a price for lick tubs before I ring round? Looking at 100kg tubs for dry cows.
I will report back.
£261 for 14% 13.5 ME cake, the biggest ingredient is sugar beet. Got BOCM to make me this to go with my 20-25% protein grazed grass
Sounds a bit expensive £224 here for similar stuff. Would haulage make that much of a different in your part of the world?
What is in your cake though?
a high % of sugar beet, will find out the rest tomorrow!
Found out yet and where are you?
Anybody got a price for sheep meal recently? Still holding strong up to a few weeks ago here anyway at £240.
ridiculous price since whole oats are £90 a tonne!
Anyone had a price for Sugar beet this week? Have been quoted £151/t delivered up to Jan for maxibeet pellets 29t load.