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FODDER SHORTAGES PERSIST

By Capper Admin
20/11/2017 12:32

FODDER SHORTAGES PERSIST

 Prolonged unsettled weather has resulted in limited fodder supplies on farms across the country.  Poor quality silage with low dry matter and ME content is all too common!

 At Capper Trading we can offer a range of forage stretcher diets starting at just £153.00/t.  We also have a range of young calf and beef finishing diets containing quality forage.  Please do contact us to discuss your requirements.

 Fodder Stock:

To measure the amount of silage in your pit multiply the length (m) by the width (m) by the height (m) and divide this figure by 1.4.  This will give you the total fresh weight (in tonnes) in your pit.  Typically round bale silage weighs from 550kg – 700kg per bale.

 

Consumption:

As a general rule of thumb Suckler cows will consume up to 45kg of silage per day, beef cattle will consume up to 30kg per day and weanlings will consume approximately 25kg per day.  Feeding higher ratios of concentrate feed will evidently control consumption rates.

 

 

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A Wet September Forces Cattle Indoors

By Capper Admin
29/09/2017 14:52

This September wet weather and difficult grazing conditions have left many farmers with little option other than to house cattle early.  Ground conditions have also negatively impacted the availability of quality forage as we approach the winter months.

 

At Capper Animal Feeds we have a number of quality store and beef cattle rations that are specifically designed to compliment limited forage stocks.  We welcome the opportunity to discuss any individual requirements you may have, please feel free to contact us by telephone or email using details below:

 

Alison.Wray@Cappertrading.com

Mobile: 07766 477 970

Telephone: 028 8772 3736

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Company Growth with EFFITIRES™

By Capper Admin
23/08/2017 15:01

Capper Trading has signed up its entire fleet to Michelin solutions’ EFFITIRES™ tyre management programme, with the move offering the company’s executives “the freedom to focus on growing our core businesses”.

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