Congratulations to Highland Show Champion (W and R Kerr and son)

Congratulations to Billy, Alvean, Gavin and Heather Kerr (W and R Kerr and son), of Sauchrie Mains and Craigskean Farms in Ayrshire, who won Champion Scotch Mule with a ewe lamb at the Royal Highland Show. They are not strangers to success at the Royal Highland previously winning the same section with another ewe lamb in 2013. Alvean won

New Carrs Billington Country Store; Wigton

Carrs Billington Agriculture is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Country Store at Wigton Auction Mart.


Fiona Crone will manage the Store as Branch Supervisor reporting to Barry Bell.


It is envisaged the Store will open during early September 2015, following some internal work.

The Benefits Outweigh All Others


 are designed and built to be stronger, last longer and help protect your livestock with thicker steel, quality welding and premium galvanising



• Tubar gates have the horizontal tubes running through the vertical flat bar bracing which reduces the risk of tail or ear-tag traps
• Thicker steel enables use as a

Raw Material Market Update, Mixed News.

The good news is world stocks are healthy and there were decent plantings in the main crops we rely on. However, there are a few weather concerns and the US investment funds are looking to make money out of markets which have probably bottomed out.


Sterling is now at its strongest against the Euro since 2008 and

Rothbury Country Store Now Open!

Carrs Billington Agriculture are delighted to announce the opening of its purpose built store at Rothbury.  Branch Manager Mark Tasker-Brown has supervised to the creation of the Country Store to service farmers and the wider community in and around the Coquet Valley.


Along with an offering of feed for sheep, cows, horses and pets, visitors will find


It is from now on that average achievable milk yields from grass start declining, due to grass quality, grass quantity and reducing day length. This needs to be factored in when feeding both the dairy herd and rearing stock. Grazing stock on sunny days may look well but the rate of body weight loss is frequently underestimated,

Preserving your grain for next winter

Everything you need to preserve your grain for next winter at your Carrs Billington Country Store.


The benefits of using Propcorn products include
1) Extended harvest and crops can be harvested when moist
2) Less grain lost in shedding because you don’t need to wait for crops to dry out.
3) Less dust
4) More cost effective than conventional drying


Grazing Update – July 2015

From the Trouw Nutrition Grass Watch and on farm observations, grass growth has taken off over the past few weeks. While this is good from a quantity and feeding point of view, maintaining control of grass and grass quality becomes an increasing challenge.


As grass continues to grow through the season, and cows have grazed sometimes 4

Grass Growth Excellent, Grass Quality Not so Good!

Two weeks of great weather in much of the country has meant very high grass growth rates. Pastures have high covers but also a high fibre content which could drop grazing quality for the rest of the season unless action is taken.


The weekly milk from grass figures produced by Trouw Nutrition show the average energy content

Into the Future with Carrs Billington


We hope you are enjoying this year’s Livestock Show and if you haven’t already, why not come along to our stand FF202 today. Our main theme is optimising the feed conversion efficiency of your dairy herd and Duncan Rose will be speaking on this topic in the Feed and Forage Seminars. Visit our stand for a