Forage Maize Seed for 2015



Whatever your requirements we’ve got all bases covered.
The latest maize varieties specifically selected for farms in the
Carrs Billington trading area for the 2015 season,
supplied by KWS – the UK’s No 1. maize breeder.




• 93 – 100 % DM yield across all NIAB trials (2009: 100, 2010: 94, 2011: 93)
• Good

SPS payment rate for 2014.

The exchange rate used to calculate the 2014 Single Farm Payment will be 77.73p per Euro. This is the lowest since 2007 and is 7% less than last year.


There has been uncertainty about the rates of Financial Discipline but an estimate of 1.3% is not unreasonable. If this was the case then the net payment for

Carrs Billington News – In Brief



A successful night at the official opening of our new Annan Country Store, with around 1000 farmers & visitors joining in with the celebrations. Farmers from all over South West Scotland and North West England saw a huge display of the latest farm machinery at the new complex.



Countryside Alliance Award Success

Vote for H Weatherhead in the Countryside Alliance Awards!

Carrs Billington customer R M Gray, supplies beef and lamb to the Best Butcher in the UK!


There were celebrations in the Weatherhead and Gray families when H Weatherhead and Son of Pateley Bridge were awarded the title Best Butcher in the UK

Success at Hexham

Congratulations to Michael and Alex Cousins from the Laws Farm, Whitfield; who won Supreme Champion and the Michael Walton Perpetual Silver Challenge Cup at the Bellingham suckler calf sale held at Hexham. The Supreme Champion was a 6 month old Limousin cross heifer out of a British Blue cross cow. Her sister, entered in the same class,

Carrs Billington acquire W M Nicholls

Carrs Billton have purchased the W M Nicholls business based in Crickhowell and Brecon (Lime and Fert). Andrew Lewis, the current general manager, and his team will join Carrs Billington and continue to operate out of the Crickhowell site.


W M Nicholls manufactures feeds for all ruminants and coarse mixtures for horses and goats. In addition Carrs

Fertiliser Update

Industry commentators are predicting fertiliser prices are set to rise between now and the spring of 2015. The main reason is the difficulties manufacturers are having in sourcing enough gas from Russia, which will impact negatively on production. In Egypt, a major source of urea nitrogen for Western Europe, the Government continues to fluctuate Gas supply, thus

Plenty of Reasons to Feed Molasses this Winter

Molasses have not dropped in price like other feed ingredients because of lower world production of sugar but there are still plenty of good reasons to feed Carrs Billington’s E-zi Flo range of liquid feeds this winter.


1) Cows need Sugar. High yielding cows ideally need 7% sugar in the diet and there are plenty


Book now to take advantage of our early order offers on all Crystalyx products delivered before the end of October.


  • There is a lot of poor quality autumn grass and mountains of mediocre silage nationwide.
  • To get the best from poor forage, Crystalyx Cattle Booster is the product! See

Special Offer on Mineral Feed Blocks





Special offer on Rockies mineral blocks this winter.

Available at your local Carrs Billington Country Store.

Get stocked up today!