Whatever weather the UK has in store over the coming months, it now looks highly likely that forage stocks will be insufficient to last the winter unless remedial action is taken. With most dairy farmers already buffer feeding first-cut, and with as many as half failing to take a second, the idea that a future third-cut will rescue the situation is wishful thinking indeed.
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. We are currently looking for a full-time Mill Operator to join our team in delivering outstanding customer service.
This vacancy is based in our mill in Hampton, Malpas.
Job Description and...
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.
We are currently looking for a full-time Mill and Weighbridge office Operator to join our team in delivering outstanding customer service. This vacancy is based in our mill in Aston.
Job Description and...
• A long wet winter has depleted on farm forage stocks
• A slow start to this year’s grass growing season has resulted in smaller First Cut Grass Crops(although quality is good)
• The extended dry weather has caused a dramatic reduction in grass growth being recorded
• Weather Outlook set to remain dry with only light showers forecast for July
• Grass growth...
The organic sector in the UK has long lagged behind its European counterparts and, with our departure from the EU looming, it might well be an opportunity to increase our share of the organic market and ensure we do not fall further behind Europe.
A 2017-report by OMSCO (Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative) states that the UK organic market has grown for consecutive years. OMSCO also...
H J Lea Oakes has been at the forefront of feeding organic livestock for many years. Whereas some ‘organic’ feed manufactures simply view the sector as an add-on, for us it is an integral part of our business.
For more than ten years, we have operated a dedicated organic mill, producing high quality, nutritionally balanced feed. Originally, Congleton was our specialist mill and a...
Article published by Holstein UK The Journal March 2018.
Acreage: farming 200 (100 rented)
Soil type: medium loam
Parlour: 10x20 swing-over
Cheese contract: Belton Cheese
Ration: TMR and top up in the parlour
Herd size: 130 plus followers
Milk yield: 9,000kg, 4.46% fat, 3.35% protein
Calving interval: 390...