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Profitable beef production depends on maximising growth rates and carcase composition at all stages of the production cycle from the calf through to the finished animal. Whatever your production system, NWF beef compounds can help you get the best from your animals.

To constantly supply the correct product we need to understand the market you are supplying, suggest the best animals and systems for these markets, and then produce optimal rations to deliver cost- effective feed conversion to give maximum returns based on the EUROP carcass classification, boost fertility and maintain health.

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The use of blends in ruminant systems can offer significant benefits to farmers looking to feed their livestock a nutritionally balanced, cost-effective diet, while reducing the overall costs of feeding their stock.

  • Only one feed to store
  • Only one product to mix in the diet
  • Better consistency of feeding
  • Reduced cost of putting feed in front of stock
  • Time and labour saving
  • Accurate inclusion of minerals etc, in the blend

We can formulate specific blends making use of a wide variety of top quality raw materials, sourced from around the world which are then accurately blended together in our fully UFAS approved facilities.

NWF BEEF BLENDS

  • Beef Grower B2 – 15% protein
  • Beef Finisher B1 – 12% protein
  • Barley Finisher – 13% protein
  • Barley Finisher – 16% protein

Depending on what production system is used and forage available, our NWF sales specialists will help to select the right blend that balancers all growth requirements, leading to an efficient growth period. This also means that in conjunction with forage analysis, bespoke formulations can also be tailor made, unique to each customer.

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YOUNGSTOCK BLENDS
We have a comprehensive range of standard blends that are tailored for healthy youngstock growth. Correct nutrition in the early years is vital for efficient performance in the milking cow and beef animal.

YOUNGSTOCK FEEDS
NWF have a comprehensive range of feeds to suit any age of Youngstock, available as pellets or nuts. Formulated using quality raw materials the diets support growth from an early age.

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Supplements
Magnesium Chloride Flakes Calcined Magnesite Limestone Flour Sodium Bicarbonate Sodium Sesquicarbonate Lump Rock Salt PDV Salt Feed Grade Urea Acid Buff Caustic Soda Pearls Hydrated Lime (Biolime H90) NWF Healthy Rumen Pak NWF Stable Rumen Pak NWF Myco Challenge Farm Pak NWF Fibregest Farm Pak
NWF UltraMin Dry Cow NWF UltraMin Youngstock NWF UltraMin Rearer NWF Ultramin Cattle GP NWF UltraMin Intensive Beef
NWF Champion NWF Ultra Early Abundance NWF Ultra Turbo Mix NWF Ultra Cut ‘n’ Graze NWF Ultra Hi Pro Red NWF Ultra Longlife NWF Ultra Intensive Dairy NWF Ultra Renovate
NWF Sila-Guard 50 NWF Sila-Guard Whole Crop NWF Sila-Guard Maize
Absalon Bonnie ES Ardent ES Picker ES Lovely ES Ballade Marco Kaspian Severus KWS Perez Angustus Aurelius
Wheat Seed Barley Seed Other Seeds
Ammonium Nitrate NPK Fertilisers Granular Urea Granular Urea & Sulphur Muriate of Potach Triple Superphosphate Diammonium Phosphate Monoammonium Phosphate Calcifert
Silage Stock Calculator Clamp Management
NWF Ultra Soy NWF Ultra Pro-R NWF Ultra Starch-W
Evolution Golden Flake Butterfat Extra
Cane Molasses Economol Molale Stockmol 20 Regumaize 24 Regumaize 65 Regumaize 46 Regupro 38 Regupro 50 Regumix 27
NWF Ultra Life NWF Ultra Milk Yellow NWF Ultra Milk Green NWF Ultra Hi-Pro Heifer NWF Ultra Milk Blue NWF Ultra Milk Purple
Wheatfeed Maize Gluten Maize Germ Oatfeed Maize Residual Pellets Maize Distillers Wheat Distillers Hipro Soya Ext 49 Soya Hulls Sunflower 32/29 Rapeseed Meal Palm Kernal Expellor
Maxibeet Supaflow Molassed Sugarbeet Shreds
Pressed Sugarbeet Pulp Crimped Maize Brewers Grains Mash Filter Grains Mash Pro 30 Selco Plus
Wheat Barley Maize
Breakfast Cereal NWF High Starch NWF Choc Mix

NWF ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS

In addition to compounds and blends, NWF Agriculture supplies a comprehensive range of associated products to help maximise your beef production system. From milk powders to minerals we offer products to support and deliver excellent growth rates at all stages of the beef production cycle.

The range includes products to support forage production with a wide portfolio of seed, fertiliser and silage additives.   Our advice and technical services offer the additional support required to ensure you are growing the best quality forage, harvested at the right time and fed in conjunction with ration plans for your youngstock and beef cattle.

Magnesium Chloride Flakes

Magnesium Chloride is a highly soluble form of flaked Magnesium.

Because of its high solubility, Mag Chloride is normally administered via the drinking water. It can also be added to the TMR diet. It is often used with Dry Cows to help maintain anionic / cationic balance (DCAB), and assist in preventing milk fever. It is also used as a source of magnesium prior to turn out and during periods when lush grass is being fed.

Dairy cows
Typically, dissolve 250 grammes of Mag Chloride per 100 litres of water. Alternatively, add 250 gms/head/day to the TMR diet.
Dry Cows
To help maintain anionic / cationic balance (DCAB), Mag Chloride is typically fed at 60 – 100 grammes/head/day during the 2 – 3 week period prior to calving. It can be added to the drinking water or as part of a TMR diet.
Beef & Sheep
Mag Chloride is not widely used with beef or sheep although it can be a convenient way of administering magnesium (via the drinking water) to Suckler Cows prior to turn out. In most cases, other sources of magnesium are preferred, eg: Calcined Magnesite, High Magnesium Minerals, High Magnesium Buckets.

Mag Chloride is supplied in poly bags. It should be stored in a cool, dry place. Because of its hygroscopic nature, Mag Chloride may go lumpy if stored for extended periods.

Magnesium 12-13%

Calcined Magnesite

Cal Mag is produced from the raw material Magnesium Oxide which is quarried around the world. Cal Mag offers the most commonly used and economic source of supplementary magnesium for ruminant livestock

Cal Mag provides a good source of dietary magnesium. The magnesium in Cal Mag is highly available during digestion. Due to its poor palatability, Cal Mag is normally included in TMR, Minerals, Mineral Buckets, compounds, blends or premixes.

Dairy cows
Small amounts are used in winter diets. The major use, however, is with Dairy Cows at turnout. Feed 50 – 60 grammes per head per day, commencing about 10 days prior to turn out, to help prevent Grass Staggers (Hypomagnesaemia). magnesium is not readily stored in the body so continue feeding during high-risk periods, eg: lush Spring grass
Dry Cows

Dry Cows generally have a higher magnesium level than Lactating Cows. This magnesium can be supplied by including Cal Mag in the diet or feeding Dry Cow minerals which have a high level of magnesium. It may sometimes be used in conjunction with magnesium chloride.

Suckler Cows & Beef
As with Dairy Cows, Cal Mag is primarily used at turn out.

Typical feed rates are 50 grammes/head/day.

Cal Mag should be stored in a cool, dry place. It may go lumpy / hard if stored for extended periods

Magnesium 50-52%

25kg or Tote bags

Limestone Flour

Limestone Flour is used as a supplementary source of calcium. Limestone Flour is a fine white powder, nominally less than 300 microns. The material has been crushed, milled, dried and screened, then milled and classified again to produce a product of exceptional quality.

• CaO 55.5%
• CaOs 99.0%

25kg or Tote bags

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate is, by far, the most widely used and cost-effective rumen buffer.

Optimal rumen function is essential in order to maximise performance as well as allowing maximum utilisation of low-cost forages. Rumen function can be impaired by feeding high cereal rations, acidic silages, short chop forage and starchy forages which in turn can lead to im-paired digestion, reduced intakes and poor performance (e.g. reduced butterfat). Feeding Sodium Bicarbonate assists the saliva in its buffering capacity, thus reducing the risk of large drops in rumen pH which can lead to acidosis.

This is practically demonstrated with:

• Improved forage intakes
• Effective fibre digestion
• Higher milk yields
• Enhanced milk quality, increased butterfat
• Improved feed conversion and liveweight gain

Sodium 27%

In ruminant animals, the correct digestion of dietary intake is essential in achieving maximum output. The conditions in the rumen are continually challenged by the different feeds offered. Sodium Bicarbonate offers one alternative to reaching optimum rumen pH by helping to neutralise the acidic conditions typically caused by feeding high lactic acid silages and/or excess rapidly rumen-fermented carbohydrates. It can be controlled by feeding at an appropriate rate of up to 250 grammes per head per day of Sodium Bicarbonate.

25kg or Tote bags

Sodium Sesquicarbonate

Sodium Sesquicarbonate contains a blend of Sodium Bicarbonate and Sodium Carbonate and is a source of sodium for cows and sheep.

Fed as a buffer to reduce rumen acidity.
It can increase dry matter intake, rumen microbial protein production and fibre digestion, resulting in increased milk production and milkfat

Sodium 27.4%

• Dairy Cows – 150-180g

• Beef – 20-25g per 100kg live weight

• Sheep – 20g

Lump Rock Salt

Salt is the first limiting mineral in all species. It is essential to promote saliva production and ensure optimum function of the digestive system.

Animals that are deficient in salt will often be seen chewing wood or attempting to drink urine (both sources of salt). Lump Rock Salt offers a convenient and natural way of providing salt for your livestock.

Large lumps of raw salt ranging from 5 – 35kgs in weight. The colour may be grey, red, brown, or white – according to the source.

• Sodium 40%
• Potassium 1.25%
• Calcium 0.13%
• Magnesium 0.005%

• Normally offered ‘Free Access’ in the feed trough, manger, or at grass
• Very weather resistant, so can be fed out-side without protection
• Can be fed to all species

Can be ordered either as loose or in catchweight form in a tote bag

PDV Salt

Salt is the first limiting mineral in all species. PDV (Pure Dried Vacuum) salt is an alternative to Ground Rock Salt
A free flowing salt, PDV is refined to remove any other trace elements or minor impurities. Fine granules, similar to table salt, white in colour.

• Sodium 40%
• Potassium 1.25%
• Calcium 0.13%
• Magnesium 0.005%

• Normally included within TMR or home-mixed rations
• Used in the manufacture of mineral / vitamin supplements

Feed Grade Urea

Urea is an economic non-protein nitrogen (NPN) source for boosting protein levels in ruminant rations. It is also a highly effective preservative for cereals.

Adequate protein supply to the rumen is essential to enable microorganisms to utilise dietary energy, in particular from forage. Ammonia is a major source of nitrogen for the synthesis of microbial protein in the rumen. Urea when fed, is readily converted to ammonia by urease enzyme in the rumen, thus providing an economic source of Rumen Degradable Protein.

• Highly concentrated effective protein source for adult ruminants
• Supplies rapidly available nitrogen
• Good balancer for low protein, high energy feeds
• Can be used to preserve moist forage or grain
• Alkaline pH results from hydrolysis with water
• Very toxic if offered at even moderate levels

Urea provides a good source of Effective Rumen Degradable Protein (ERDP) to adult ruminants, but care should always be taken to ensure diets are correctly balanced. As feeding levels are very low due to its high ‘protein’ content, it is essential that Urea is mixed thoroughly with other feeds prior to offering to animals.

25kg bags

Acid Buff

Pure rumen conditioning with bioavailable minerals. Acid Buff can be used in lactating or dry cows.
It is derived from marine algae and contains high levels of calcium, magnesium and other minerals.

It is highly effective as a rumen buffer and stabilises pH at optimum rumen pH over long periods. Acid Buff works in harmony with the animal’s natural endogenous system for buffering excess acid leading to a stable and productive rumen environment. A healthier rumen can lead to improved production parameters.

Lactating Cows

Including Acid Buf in the diet will lead to:
• Better neutralisation of rumen acid
• Slow-release and longer-term rumen buffering
• Excellent source of bio-available minerals
• Improves fibre digestion
• Boosts milk yield and quality
• Reduces methane output and environmental pollution

Dry Cows

Including Acid Buf in the diet will lead to:
• DCAD (Dietary Cation, Anion Difference) neutral – allowing inclusion in dry cow diets
• Allows increased concentrate feeding close to calving
• Releases valuable calcium and magnesium to the cow
• Reduces the risk of metabolic disorders
• Conditions the rumen for lactation

• During lactation – 50-80g/cow/day

• Dry cow transition – 40-50g/cow/day

• Beef – 30-50g/cow/day

25kg bags

Caustic Soda Pearls

The treatment of cereals, legumes and oilseeds with Caustic Soda Pearls (Sodagrain treatment) is a well proven and effective technique. Treated grains can be fed without further processing.

The Sodagrain process is also an effective way of preserving moist grain.
As an additional benefit, treated grains are alkali so they provide rumen buffering and assist in the prevention of acidosis.

Caustic Soda is a hazardous product and appropriate precautions should be taken before handling and usage. The treatment process neutralises the Caustic Soda, leaving a sodium (salt) residue. You should consider the use of a low sodium mineral (Sodagrain Balancer) in diets containing Caustic treated grains. This will avoid excessive water intake caused by the residual sodium.
The Sodagrain process is a simple, effective means of on-farm processing of whole grain for cattle feed. Sodagrain can improve forage and total feed intake, leading to increased milk yield and quality in dairy cattle and better liveweight gains.

A watertight mixer feeder waggon is used for the process, eliminating the need for rolling and yielding a product, which stores well and with distinct nutritional characteristics will set it apart from conventionally rolled grain.

Hydrated Lime (Biolime H90)

Biolime helps control bacteria and mastitis to protect your milk yield and the investment you’ve made in land, feed and the herd. Simple to handle and easy to apply, this specially blended hydrated lime is quick to take effect and produce results

Dairy/Cattle Benefits

• Prevents mastitis
• Reduces hoof infection/lameness
• No risk of hydrogen sulphide
• Improves hygiene in calf pens
• Helps to prevent against Scours & Pneumonia
• Helps keep calf pens dry
• Helps destroy Tuberculosis and Brucellosis in cattle slurry

Sheep Benefits

• Prevents lameness
• Improves hygiene in lambing pens
• Helps to prevent against Scours, Watery mouth, Navel ill and Joint ill
• Prevents Scald and Foot rot when applied to gathering areas, gateways and at housing

Poultry/Game Benefits

• Improves biosecurity
• Protects against Avian influenza, Newcastle disease, Marek’s disease and bacterial infections caused by Salmonella, Coccidiosis, E-Coli and Barchyspira
• Reduces fly activity
• Improves hygiene for a healthy flock environment

25kg bags or tote bags

NWF Healthy Rumen Pak

Dairy cows often underperform for no apparent reason, with depressed feed intakes and yields. In most cases the problem is poor rumen health. As the rumen produces around 70% of the energy and protein used by the cow, anything that disrupts the rumen disrupts the cow.

NWF Healthy Rumen Pak contains Yea-Sacc and Mycosorb A+, formulated to help ensure the conditions in the rumen are maintained at a level to promote high intakes, efficient digestion and increased yields.

NWF Healthy Rumen Pak can also deliver benefits when fed to cattle and calves. In cattle it will help increase liveweight gain by over 10%, improving carcass composition and reduce risk of bloat. Calves will see an improvement in dry matter intake and liveweight gains by 8%.

Yea-Sacc

• Scavenges oxygen from the rumen, removing the ‘barrier’ to efficient fibre digestion
• Promotes beneficial bacteria in the rumen, increases fibre breakdown by up to 20% and helps reduce the incidence of Sub Acute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA)
• Maintains a more stable rumen pH
• Increases dry matter intake by up to 1.4kg
• Increases milk yield by up to 1.4kg

Mycosorb A+

• Broad spectrum action against a wide range of mycotoxins
• Stops mycotoxins attacking the rumen and the cow
• Cost effective formulation helps protect the immune system of your cattle
• Improves dung consistency

50g per cow/day FA or IF

NWF Stable Rumen Pak

A cost effective way of optimising rumen pH. Contains Yea-Sacc and a blend of buffering agents including Acid Buff. Combining a specially formulated range of buffers with improved fibre digestion from Yea-Sacc to produce the optimal rumen environment.

This product is a solution to combat SARA in your cows

SARA – Sub-Acute Rumen Acidosis signs include:
• Poor Performance
• Fluctuating Milk yield

This can be triggered by:
• Wet maize silage
• Acidic grass silage
• High levels of cereal

• Higher feed intakes due to a more stable rumen
• Increase in milk yield of up to 1.6 litres per day
• Improvements in milk quality
• Improvements in dung quality
• Reduced lameness

• Dairy Cows – 75-125g / head / day
• Calves – 25g / head / day
• Beef – 75-125g / head / day of Beef Stable Rumen Pak, specially formulated with reduced magnesium content
• Ideal for mixing in with or sprinkling onto the daily ration

NWF Myco Challenge Farm Pak

An enhanced version of Healthy Rumen Pak that contains Yea-Sacc and a higher rate of Mycosorb. Combined these products help to ensure that the conditions in the rumen are maintained at a level to promote high intakes, efficient digestion and increased yields.

Yea-Sacc

• Scavenges oxygen from the rumen, removing the ‘barrier’ to efficient fibre digestion
• Promotes beneficial bacteria in the rumen, increases fibre breakdown by up to 20% and helps reduce the incidence of Sub Acute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA)
• Maintains a more stable rumen pH
• Increases dry matter intake by up to 1.4kg
• Increases milk yield by up to 1.4kg

Mycosorb A+

• Broad-spectrum action against a wide range of mycotoxins
• Stops mycotoxins attacking the rumen and the cow
• Cost effective formulation helps protect the immune sys­ tem of your cattle
• Improves dung consistency

50g per cow per day

25kg bags

NWF Fibregest Farm Pak

Contains Yea-Sacc to help promote optimal ruminal function and Fibrase to help maximise rumen fermentation. To be used with mature high lignified forages. In combination they both help to improve feed efficiency and performance.

• More available cellulose from forage
• Contains full-rate Yea-Sacc & full-rate Fibrase
• Improves fibre digestion

Yea-Sacc

• Scavenges oxygen from the rumen, removing the ‘barrier’ to efficient fibre digestion
• Promotes beneficial bacteria in the rumen, increases fibre breakdown by up to 20% and helps reduce the incidence of Sub Acute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA)
• Maintains a more stable rumen pH
• Increases dry matter intake by up to 1.4kg
• Increases milk yield by up to 1.4kg

Fibrase

• Increased milk yield
• Increased microbial protein production
• Improved milk quality
• Enhanced lifetime performance

100g for 7 days then 50g thereafter

25kg bags

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NWF offers a wide range of Technical Services to help livestock farmers. We provide our customers with a unique laboratory service, to help develop and sustain the correct diet for your individual herds.

NWF sales representatives work alongside farmers and our in-house nutritionists to develop tailored diets using our quality feed range. Our aim is to maximise herd health and output.

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Trouw Nutrition GB GrassWatch 2018 – 29 June 2018

1st July 2018

The average GB grass growth has continued to decline this week to 38 kg DM/ha/day, a reduction of 9 kg DM/ha/day. There is a wide variation in growth rates between the North and South, with Scotland maintaining an average growth rate of 61 kg DM/ha/day whilst the South West average has declined to 29 kg DM/ha/day.

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Factors Influencing Milk Constituents

30th June 2018

Seasonality and genetics are big factors which influence milk constituents; selection within a breed can also offer significant effect, however there are some key dietary points which we must also take into account.

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If you are warm then your calves will be too!

27th June 2018

With the high temperatures NWF share some helpful information about heat stress in calves.

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Holsworthy Show 2018

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Meet the NWF team at the Holsworthy Show 2018 for information on our dairy, beef and sheep feed range and associated products.

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UK Dairy Day 2018

The International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH Wednesday 12th September 2018

Meet the NWF team at UK Dairy Day 2018 for information on our dairy feed range and associated products. NWF are also delighted to be a Principal Sponsor and Cattle Infrastructure Sponsor of the 5th annual event.

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Westmorland Show 2018

A6070, Westmorland, Cumbria (Follow signs) Thursday 13th September 2018

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Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

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