News & Events

We’re in this together

Our team at United Feeds have introduced several changes in the last few weeks to ensure the safety of employees, drivers and customers. New procedures implemented ensure there is minimum risk of direct contact with people at site or when feed is being delivered to farms. Within the mills, shift teams have been setup so […]

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Grass measuring: Pre-covers

As we cannot visit farms in person due to current lockdown restrictions we are having to use alternative methods to provide technical advice and discuss topical issues happening on farms across the country at present. If you can spare a few minutes join John Anderson one of our Ruminant Nutrition Advisers walking paddocks and measuring […]

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Utilising grass – The cheapest source of feed on the farm.

By Andrew McMenamin, Ruminant Nutrition Adviser Spring is upon us and after a long winter on most farm attention has turned to grass and letting cows out to graze that grass.But why risk letting cows out to lush swards and changing their diet when things are settled indoors, and we can maintain and regulate feeding […]

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Beef cattle are creatures of habit

By Andrew Fyffe – Business Development Advisor According to Sam Chesney, the highly respected suckler beef producer from the Ards Peninsula, it should be possible to save up to £200 on every beef animal finished in Northern Ireland. He made the comment while speaking at a recent meeting for beef finishers, hosted by United Feeds. […]

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Farm Protocol – Covid-19

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to protect our customers and members of staff we would ask that you follow the following protocol. 1. If you, a member of your family or farm staff are experiencing symptoms potentially linked to Covid-19, please follow the advice from the Public Health Agency (www.publichealth.hscni.net) and […]

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Mineral needs in modern dairy diets

Most dairy research tends to focus on protein and energy needs, while mineral requirements are often overlooked. Yet, when we fail to consider the role of minerals, problems can arise, including interference or interactions with minerals in feed and water. Important trace minerals such as Zinc, and Selenium play an important role in antioxidant status, […]

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Feeding for milk quality

It is agreed by everyone that the margin in milk production currently is small at best given the current base prices on offer, however this base price cannot be changed at farm level. Bonuses achieved for milk butterfat, protein and somatic cell count (SCC) levels however can be influenced at farm level and will have […]

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Farming in a low emissions environment

Farmers across Northern Ireland are continually striving for improvements in production and economic efficiency in order to remain financially viable. On top of this there is ever increasing demands placed on them to produce our food in an environmentally sustainable manner whilst at a low cost to the consumer. This pressure is unrelenting as the […]

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Effective grassland management is now a year-round commitment

By Alan Boyd – Ruminant Nutrition Adviser For the most part, autumn calving cows were dried off in good condition this year. This meant that milk producers had little trouble in making sure cows were holding at a body condition score of between 2.75 and 3.0 prior to calving. Post calving, however, a significant number […]

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