Animal feed in Devon and beyond

Farming in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and the south west? Our team of animal feed specialists advise on cattle, sheep and poultry feed, manufactured and distributed throughout Devon and the west country.

Our specially developed range of animal feeds are nutritionally balanced to provide all the animal nutrition benefits necessary to keep your stock healthy and productive.

For the latest feed news and quality, friendly advice, tips and recommendations for your animal feed needs. Interested in joining our growing team? See our latest vacancies.

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RUMINANT

While Dairy Farmers continue the drive for higher yields our Feed Specialists are focused on helping to improve farm efficiency.

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FORAGE

Attractive benefits of improving Meat and Milk yields from forage, getting more from a resource with implications on animal performance.

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POULTRY

Our Fordton Mill produces conventional feeds for all your poultry requirements with a range of products to suit your needs.

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SMALLHOLDERS

As smallholders, you need the best for your animals and the team at Crediton Milling understand that and have services just for you.

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Silage Quality This Winter

As the majority of herds are partially housing cows and buffering quite heavily, we have had the opportunity to open clamps and hopefully come up with a plan for the winter. Many of you will have probably cast your eye across the silage results that have been printed in the national press over the last few months and even had a chance to sit down and compare your silages to the published figures.

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Silages a view from the field

Averages paint a very black and white picture. Unfortunately rarely is life that simple and so it would appear that this year is looking trickier than the averages suggest. There will be some fundamental pressure put on cows for anyone out grazing day and night now and over the last month, and to a certain degree even those out days. Grazing is poor in general and so most herds will have lost 2 litres on average meaning fresh and peak cows are probably 5 litres off already. Not a great start.

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Soil health and drainage

Being British and involved in farming means that we are genetically pre-disposed to include the following in the first two sentences of a conversation with anyone that we haven’t spoken to in the last week; How quickly the year has gone and the weather!

The start of the tail end of the year and the inevitable run towards Christmas, as I write this it is peeing it down outside, which of course means I have to lament about how dry it has been, and no doubt impart words of wisdom which will be completely irrelevant by the time that this lands on your kitchen table. The thing this does illustrate is the growing need for flexibility.