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Technical Services

Technical Services
& Tools

NWF Agriculture offers a wide range of technical services for livestock farmers along with our state-of-the-art laboratory to analyse forage samples.

NWF TECHNICAL SERVICES
The range of Technical Services available from NWF include:

  • Dairy Costings
  • Beef Costings
  • Ration Planning
  • Diet Sieving
  • Dung Sieving
  • Forage Analysis
  • Clamp Capacities
  • Body Condition Score Monitor
  • Locomotion Score Monitor
  • Rumen Health Check
  • Fertility Check
  • Udder Health Check
  • Dry Cow Check
  • Mineral Analysis
  • Interherd Report using NMR and CIS Data
  • Heifer Rearing Calculators
  • Youngstock Growth Monitor
  • Soil Analysis
  • Water Testing
  • Cow & Calf Signals

Click the link to download flyer NWF Technical Services Flyer‏

NWF LABORATORY
NWF operates a state of the art laboratory at Wardle and process over 8,000 silage samples per year
The laboratory analyses:
• Fresh grass
• Silage – grass, maize, whole crop
• Haylage
FREE analysis for NWF customers with results processed within 24hrs* of receipt of sample.(*48hrs during peak season)
NWF Agriculture conforms to the Forage Analysis Assurance Scheme.

MINERAL ANALYSIS
As livestock dietary requirements become more complex and the aim to maximize herd health becomes of increasing importance, NWF is also able to offer a Mineral Analysis service to identify any areas for improvement, results from which our nutritionists are able to advise and develop for individual herd requirements.  Click here to view the NWF UltraMin range.

NWF Agriculture has a number of tools to support livestock farmers. The following tools are available from our local NWF Sales Specialists:

  • Clamp Capacities Calculator
  • Body Condition Score Monitor
  • Locomotion Score Monitor
  • Heifer Rearing Calculators
  • Youngstock Growth Monitor

For further technical advice please contact us on 0800 756 2787 or email us at sales@nwfagriculture.co.uk

Cow Signals

The NWF sales team includes Certified Master Cow Signal Trainers providing advice on the six signs of freedom.

How many times do you wish your cows could talk, so they can tell you what they think about their environment, their diet indicating how you can improve their performance?

Dairy farming is about cows, learning to maximise their health and welfare. Cow Signals, the concept of reading cow behaviour to identify areas for improvement in their surroundings or routine, is growing in popularity, and enabling dairy farmers to more closely meet their cows’ needs, leading to increased production and lower costs.

For production, health and welfare, a cow needs feed, water, light, air, rest and space,  In addition the cows should be free of infections and wounds.

The Cow Signals Diamond

HEALTH - Feed, Water, Light, Air, Rest SpaceNWF Agriculture have seen the benefits of Cow Signals in dairy herd management and as a result have invested in the training of key members of the sales team who now have the skills to apply this practical concept to help dairy farmers.

NWF have Cow Signal Master Trainers across the trading area, who can help dairy farmers understand the environment and what cows are actually telling them.

Cow Signal Master Trainer Team

  • Abbigail England – NWF Technical Team
  • Anna Meakin – NWF Blends Team
  • Paul Crocker – NWF Sales Team
  • Patricia Goldie – NWF Sales Team

For further information on Cow Signals please call 0800 756 2787 or email nbteam@nwfagriculture.co.uk

Cow Signal Workshops

Imagine if you could tell what your cows are saying in terms of what they think about their environment, their diet which indicates how their performance can be improved.

Cow Signals, the concept of reading cow behaviour to identify areas for improvement in their surroundings or routine, is growing in popularity and enables dairy farmers to more closely meet their cows’ needs, leading to increased production and lower costs.

For production, health and welfare, a cow needs feed, water, light, air, rest and space,  In addition, the cows should be free of infections and wounds.

NWF Cow Signal Workshops
NWF offer two types of workshops:-

• Full Day Workshop from 10 am to 3 pm
The morning is a classroom session working through the Cow Signals concepts and the theory for each of the 6 signs.  The afternoon session is on farm putting the theory into practice and seeing how the six signs work in a positive way and what changes can be made to make a difference to each cow and overall herd.

• Evening Presentation 2hrs
A member of the NWF team would visit your evening meeting and present an overview of Cow Signals with take-home tips where simple changes on the farm or the way you watch the herd can make a difference.

If you are interested in either a full day workshop or evening presentation from NWF please call Abi England on 0800 756 2787 or email abbigail.england@nwfagriculture.co.uk

The NWF technical and sales team offer calf rearing advice that reviews the behaviour of youngstock in their environment to establish where improvements can be made to maximise their health and performance.

5 C's
5 C’s

Successful calf rearing is based on a virtuous circle of good health, quality nutrition and strong growth.

LifeStart works by proactively and positively affecting all three components.

Of these, health is the factor that is often the most difficult to control on the farm and the five aspects shown are form the foundation of the LifeStart program leading to a healthy and productive environment for raising calves.

  • Comfort
  • Consistency
  • Colostrum
  • Calories
  • Cleanliness

Further information please contact our Technical Team by email sales@nwfagriculture.co.uk or call 0800 756 2787.

 

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