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Maintaining good rumen function is at the core of Cow Health, Fertility and Production therefore it is important to get as much metabolisable energy into them to meet their full genetic potential. To achieve this, we are often adding high levels of concentrate feeds to increase the energy density of the diet to improve the energy intake of the animal, however this strategy presents a...

HJ Lea Oakes Ltd are suppliers of top-quality animal and livestock feeds, serving farmers across a wide area in Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and North Wales.

 

Due to expansion, a vacancy has arisen for an experienced Maintenance Electrician. The successful applicant will be predominantly based at our Aston Mill site near Nantwich but must be willing to travel to...

For many years we have included the NuStart™ supplement in our Calf Niblets and Supreme Lamb Pellets as standard. We have now introduced NuStart™ into our Heritage Coarse Calf Starter Mix, Jubilee Calf Starter Mix and our new Specialist Calf Mix with Alfalfa. HJ Lea Oakes Coarse Mixes are highly palatable and are excellent starter diets for calves.

NuStart™ is a unique natural gut...

A recent research summary paper by Khan et al., (2015) reviewed the feeding and management during the transition from milk to solid feed in rumen development and fermentation and calf growth. This review identified that calves offered water pre-weaning grow faster.

Furthermore, calves offered the right forage pre-weaning eat more concentrate and have increased dry matter intake, thus an...

on Feb 10, 2017 .

SHEEP NUTRITION

Profitability of sheep enterprises are dependent on the lamb output which is affected by the number produced and lamb growth rates. Nutrition is important at all stages of the production cycle that influence this. The amount of supplementary feeding needed in the run up to lambing depends on ewe requirements, base diet, forage quality and closeness to lambing.

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The Chronicle-HJ Lea Oakes Pet of the Year has been announced...

Lurcher puppy Reggie has been treated to a new lead and toys galore as winner of HJ Lea Oakes Pet of the Year 2016.

The competition attracted a wide-range of entries but Reggie, six months, had the edge with his playful character and striking blue eyes. The pup’s owners, Amy Young, 20, and Tyrell Jenkins, 22, from...

Pets come in all shapes and sizes and we love them all. Now is the time to reward the four-legged members of your family with a fabulous prize from HJ Lea Oakes Pet Food Superstores.

The family firm, which has outlets in Wheelock, Aston, Wardle and Congleton, has teamed up with the Chronicle to launch Pet of the Year 2016. As generous sponsors, it is offering a £100 prize voucher to...

When we think back about this summer,and the conditions we have seen,“Challenging” is perhaps an understatement. The very late spring (I woke up to snow on the 30th April),following a mild wet winter has certainly impacted on the quality of silages and grazing. Couple this with the prolonged periods of wet weather through June and July (we saw plenty of cows housed at times!) and lots...