Carrs Billington acquire Reid & Robertson

Carrs Billington Agriculture (Sales) Ltd, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of . The business will be incorporated into Carrs Billington as Reid & Robertson, a division of Carrs Billington.

 

Reid & Robertson is an agricultural supplier specialising in animal health products with over 100 years of experience. Operating out

Milk from Grass Falls

The latest weekly GrassWatch data, produced by Trouw International, shows that grass growth rates continues to be below last year. Very heavy rainfall has resulted in many dairy cows being housed full time and the cool, wet weather is delaying first cut silage.

 

Average daily milk from grass has dropped by between 3 and 4 litres

A good start deserves a good finish…..

 

Their mothers’ protection gave them a great start in life. Make sure you continue to protect them against pasteurellosis and clostridial disease. These two proven killers are on your farm right now and the economic impact of lamb losses can be devastating. Vaccinating from three weeks of age with two 2ml doses of Ovivac-P Plus 4-6 weeks

May Day Success

Congratulations to K A Brown of Asby Hall who won the Supreme and Reserve Champion prizes at the Kirkby Stephen Mayday Store Cattle Show and Sale.

 

The Champion was an 11 month old Limousin cross steer and the Reserve Champion a Belgian Blue cross heifer. Both were sold to the judge, Mr Dandie of

Lambing Time at Carrs Billington

 

Spring is a very busy time for farmers, especially for sheep farmers with the introduction of hundreds of thousands of lambs to our fields.  For Carrs Billington we hope to anticipate the needs of the farmer to provide great service to our customers.

Whilst we remain customer focused, Volac, manufacturer of the Lactovis milk powder, decided to

Milk Yields from Grass Steady.

The weekly milk from grass figures produced by Trouw Nutrition show that, on average, cows are eating 9kg grass dry matter per day, which is providing enough energy for maintenance plus 7 litres. Many farmers are still housing cattle overnight/buffer feeding as grass growth has steadied with the current cold snap.

 

Overall grass growth rates are slower

VIKING Cashback Scheme

 

Spring is here and it’s time to get out in the garden and care for your lawn. It’s the perfect time to invest in a mower and VIKING are helping you make that purchase even more rewarding with their cashback scheme, with up to £50 cashback on VIKING mowers and up to £100 cashback on

NATIONAL YOUNG SHOW STARS 2015

National young show stars was held at Three Counties showground Malvern on the 1st and 2nd April this year.

 

This event was the first of its kind in the UK. It was aimed at youngsters involved in beef, sheep, pig, auctioneering and butchery.

 

The beef, sheep and pig sections all worked in teams of three and were set

CALLING ALL GRASSLAND FARMERS!

Around £5million worth of the latest grassland management equipment will be on display and in action at what will be the second Grassland North event to be held at Newton Rigg College, Penrith.

 

More than 4,000 farmers from across the North of England are expected on Wednesday 13 May at the college’s Sewborwens Farm. The event

Weekly Milk from Grass Data

 

The latest weekly Grass Watch report from Trouw Nutrition shows a big jump in the average daily milk from grass to 7.5 litres. Grass growth rates so far have not been as high as 2014 and vary greatly across the country; they are much slower in the North due to night frosts and cooler daytime temperatures. Dry matter