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Organic Compounds & Feeds

CONTACT OUR MOLE VALLEY FARMERS FEEDLINE ON 01278 444829

As a major feed compounder in the organic sector we are always looking for feed grains and pulses for use in our mill. If you are a grower and are ACCS approved, with volumes to sell then please get in touch with us using the contact details at the top of the page.


Mole Valley Farmers can provide a comprehensive range of feeds, for all classes of organic livestock. The feeds are manufactured at our Huntworth Mill which is both Soil Association and Organic Farmers and Growers approved.

Flexibility

The range is available as:

  • pellets
  • nuts
  • rolls
  • meals

...to suit YOUR system.

Advantages

  • Comprehensive range of protein levels.
  • Formulated using a wide range of raw materials.
  • Complement home grown cereals and forages.

The Rumigan Organic Solutions range is unmineralised except for limestone and salt. Magnesium is added in the spring by request only, so all other mineralisation of the ration must be separate.

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ORGANIC STANDARDS AND TERMS

Organic Standards may vary between certification organisations but the main principles are:

Organic Ruminants

  • Cannot be fed any feed that is not organic.
  • Can be fed an annual % of in-conversion feed, under a national derogation, which is subject to annual review.
  • Must be fed a ration of which at least 60% daily DM intake is forage.
  • Must be fed a ration of which at least 60% annual DM intake is from the home or a linked unit.

Organic Pigs and Poultry

  • May be fed 10% non-organic feed under a derogation until Dec 2009 on an annual basis and up to 25% on a daily basis.
  • Do not need a forage percentage.
  • Will have to feed 50%DM from the home or a “linked” unit from1st Jan 2011.

A SUMMARY OF CATTLE FEEDING STANDARDS:

Compliance required on a daily basis Compliance required over a calendar year (January to January)
A minimum of 60% of the cattle’s DMI must consist of fresh fodder, roughage or silage. A minimum of 60% of the cattle’s DMI must be obtained from the unit or linked units.
100% of feed must be organic If it is home produced up to 60% of feed can be in-conversion.
  If any in-conversion feed is bought in, a maximum of 30% is allowed.

Organic Dairy Feeds

Formulated to Soil Association and Organic Farmers and Growers standards, the Rumigan dairy range is designed to complement home grown feeds and promote healthy, productive cows.

A comprehensive range of protein levels are available, from 14 to 33%, ensuring that the diet can be correctly balanced whilst making best use of home grown products.

New low price organic dairy feed

VF Rumi-18 Nuts

  • A new cost effective cereal based compound feed
  • Suitable for dairy, beef or ewes
  • Wide range of other feed options available
  • Contact the Feed Line for latest details

Beef Compounds

Current animal feed related opportunities in the calf, heifer and beef sectors:

  • Increase daily liveweight gain
  • Improve feed conversion efficiency
  • Reduce scours
  • Optimise mammary growth
  • Reduce age at first calving
  • Increase number of animals reared per year

 

Product Focus

  • Product selection is based on target growth rate, feeding system, forage type and personal preference
  • Energy level and source and protein level and type are crucial
  • Controlled ingredient selection in calf feeds ensures dry matter intake is maximised, rapid rumen development and improved performance
  • Biotin is included in certain heifer feeds to help prevent lameness
  • Yeast is included in intensive beef feeds to improve feed conversion efficiency
  • Vitamin E is included at high levels in certain intensive beef feeds to increase meat quality
    Latest Research and Development
  • Calf protein nutrition
  • Accelerated rearing programmes for heifers
  • The influence of vitamin E on meat quality

 

Call feed team: 01278 444829

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Rumigan Starter Pellets

A nutritious and palatable pellet carefully formulated to promote rumen development and healthy calves. Suitable for feeding to calves up to 14 weeks of age. The product can also be used as a creep or grower diet for lambs.

 

Young Stock

Rumigan 16 nuts are suitable as a feed for both growing and finishing stock. Also suitable for lambs over six weeks of age.

 

Rumigan Rolls

A 17% protein roll, suitable for feeding outdoors to both cattle and sheep.

Call feed team: 01278 444829

Organic Minerals

Nutri-LINK Rumigan Minerals for Organic Farming Systems
I farm organically so I can’t use minerals - can I?

Yes you can! The Soil Association and Organic Farmers and Growers have guidelines for feeding mineral supplements. The most important thing is that there must be a requirement (or need) on health and welfare grounds for providing your animals with additional mineral supplements. Mole Valley Feed Solutions have a new organic mineral range, which has already been approved by the Soil Association, so derogation is not required. We have done all of the background work with national mineral forage analysis results and dairy cow requirements to gain recognition by the Soil Association of a need to provide mineral supplementation.

Mole Valley Feed Solutions can manufacture minerals for you to suit your farm, ration and organic status. These will be manufactured where possible with ingredients permitted by the organic certification bodies or if you require, other ingredients or additions can be made from the restricted use ingredients list if you can acquire the necessary derogation from your organic certification body. Supporting evidence such as forage mineral analysis, blood tests and written support from your veterinary surgeon in relation to animal welfare issues are likely to be required by your Organic certification body before derogation is granted to use minerals containing ingredients on the restricted list.

The correct balance of minerals and trace elements in the diet is essential to support optimum health and well being. Analysis of forages, whether conventional or organic, has shown there to be deficiencies in many key elements which can lead to health and welfare issues.

Where a deficiency exists, Nutri-LINK Rumigan Minerals provide a Soil Association approved solution to the problem which can be used in organic systems without prior approval or derogation from the certification body. In order to comply with current organic regulations, customers using Rumigan Minerals should include details of the product used and justification for their use in their health plan. The health plans may be inspected at audit.

Our Rumigan minerals are approved by the Soil Association for use in organic systems, without the requirement for derogation. All minerals in the Nutri-LINK Rumigan range have been formulated to address potential shortfalls of major and micro mineral nutrients. They also contain Seaweed Meal, which is natural and provides health and vitality from the sea.

Call minerals line: 01278 420481

Organic Sheep Feeds

A comprehensive range of protein levels are available, from 14 to 33%, ensuring the diet can be correctly balanced whilst making best use of home grown products.

Rumigan Starter Pellets

A nutritious and palatable pellet carefully formulated to promote rumen development and healthy lambs. This product can be used as a creep and grower diet for lambs. It is also suitable for calves to the age of 14 weeks.

 

Rumigan Rolls

A 17% protein roll, suitable for feeding outdoors to both sheep and cattle.

 

Call feed team: 01278 444829

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Organic Pig Feeds

Organic Sow and Weaner Nuts
A 17% protein nut suitable for feeding to sows and weaners. It can also be used as a finishing ration.

 

Organic Pig Pellets

A 20% protein pellets suitable for feeding as a creep and early grower diet.

 

Organic Sow Rolls

A 16% roll, suitable for feeding to sows outdoors.

 

Call feed team: 01278 444829


Organic Poultry Feeds

Organic Layers Pellets

Suitable for feeding from point of lay and laying hens.

 

Organic Chick Crumbs

A poultry crumb suitable, for feeding to day old chicks and up to 4 weeks of age.

 

Organic Poultry Grower Pellets

A 17% protein poultry pellet suitable for growing chicken.

 

Call feed team: 01278 444829

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Maximise the quality of your silage by using a proven silage additive.

  • The benefits, trials have shown:
    • 1.3 litres per cow per day extra milk through 200 days lactation over untreated silage.

Improvement in daily live weight gain of 20% extra over untreated silage on beef cattle.
Here at Mole Valley Farmers, we sell two ranges - the MOLE Range of Silage Additives and the Ecosyl Range.

The MOLE Range of Silage Additives

With the increase in cost of all purchased feeds, the emphasis must be to produce as much “homegrown” feed on the farm as possible. Home produced feed offers the farmer cost savings, but only if it is preserved effectively with the minimum of nutrient losses in the harvesting, storage and feeding-out process. To maximise feed values and minimise losses associated with the fermentation process of silages, Mole Valley Feed Solutions has developed its own “Mole” range of silage additives to help most crop types and dry matters.
The MOLE range is suitable for use in organic farming systems (subject to certification body approval).

Advantages of the MOLE range:

  • Manufactured in the UK
  • Proved to be effective over many years on farm
  • Easy to handle
  • No “brew up” required
  • Non-corrosive to machinery
  • The MOLE range is organic approved
  • Early order discounts available
  • Delivery direct to farm
  • Proven in UK trials with higher animal performance
  • Reduces fermentation losses
  • Suitable for use in organic farming systems (subject to certification body approval)

Call feed team: 01278 444829

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