A SOUTH WEST founded firm has launched three new organic dairy compounds. 

Mole Valley Farmers has launched the compounds as part of their commitment to the organic sector. They are to help organic farmers improve their productivity, sustainability and profitability. 

The farmer-owned business announced their investment in a dedicated organic mill at Uffculme, Devon, last month.

Mole Valley Farmers nutritionist and organic champion, James Paxton said: “The trio have been specifically formulated to meet organic farmer requirements for the autumn and beyond, taking into consideration the need to maximise milk from forage and sustainability.

“They join our extensive range of organic feeds, which have been carefully formulated to meet the needs of a variety of production systems and stock types.”

The products

  • Organic AC Gen 19 has been specifically developed for autumn block calving herds to support production in early lactation. The quality compound includes high levels of Digestible Undegradable Protein (DUP), to encourage good yields at a low feed rate. A careful balance of starch and fibre helps to maintain rumen stability and encourage forage intakes, whilst different sources of starch also encourage the production of microbial and milk protein.
  • Organic ProBal 27 is an ideal protein balancer for those farmers feeding higher levels of homegrown cereals this season or faced with low protein grass silages. Protein sources include beans, rape and soya.
  • Organic GBF 16, which joins the Mole Valley Farmers Great British Feeds range, where all of the major feed ingredients are grown in the UK. This good all rounder includes UK-grown beans, lucerne and oats and will appeal to those farmers looking to reduce the environmental impact of their rations.

All of Mole Valley Farmers’ organic feeds are certified by Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G).

Mole Valley Farmers was established in 1960 by a small group of farmers in South Molton, North Devon. Today, there are more than 9,000 farmer shareholders.