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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...

on Sep 06, 2016 .

In recent years we have worked closely with Harper Adams University’s Placement Scheme. Over the past 12 months we have spent the year with Ashleigh Burbidge. Ashleigh is studying Business Management with Agriculture and lives in Nantwich. Ashleigh is returning to complete her final year in October, we wish her well in completing her studies and would like to thank her for all her hard...

on Jun 30, 2016 .
HJ Lea Oakes has hit the road to attend a number of events up and down the country. It was great to meet visitors at our stand at the Cheshire Show (pictured) and now we look forward to meeting customers old and new in our marquee at the Nantwich Show on July 27. September has a packed diary of events too. See us at the UK Dairy Day at Telford International Centre on September 14. We are...