Added: 11th November 2016

In order to ensure that we fulfil your requirements over the Christmas period, we kindly request your assistance once more.

The office is closed on the following dates: – Monday 26th December 2016, Tuesday 27th December 2016 and Monday 2nd January 2017


Have your minerals delivered before Christmas and take advantage of our extended payment terms… no payment required until 2017! T & C’s apply.

Please place your orders by Thursday 8th December for a guaranteed pre-Christmas or early January 2017 delivery.

• Orders placed by Wednesday 14th December will be available for delivery by Friday 30th December 2016

• Orders placed by Wednesday 21st December will be available for delivery week commencing 3rd January 2017

• Orders placed on 22nd, 23rd, 28th , 29th & 30th December will be available for delivery week commencing 9th January 2017


Place your orders by Friday 12th December for a guaranteed pre-Christmas or early January 2017 delivery. However, if you find that you are running low of product after these date – DON’T PANIC – give us a call and we will help – 01359 272951


Added: 10th October 2016




Why contract?  What is in it for you?

  • Winter minerals ordered in one phone call
  • Payment spread
  • Protection against potential price increases in Jan
  • Guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery whatever the weather!
  • Haulage discount possible for larger orders   

Ease cash flow – why not give us a call on 01359 272951


Added: 7th October 2016

Concentrate feeding requires effective rumen buffering


This year’s grass silage results on average indicate higher dry matter, increased fibre and lower energy forage compared to last year. This means many farmers will be feeding increased levels of faster fermenting feeds such as cereals containing starch. There will be outliers with wetter silage and higher lactic acid levels where farmers must pay close attention to indicators such as silage rumination index and acidosis index says ForFarmers’ Brian Doran.

With regard to feeding, as farmers aim to produce milk from forage, the energy available for milk production in grass silage will typically be less, so concentrate levels will see increased feed rates this winter. Freshly calved cows that receive high levels of feed to meet energy demands may find their natural rumination process is insufficient to meet the acidosis challenge from the diet, therefore additional buffering may be required.

Lactating dairy cows can produce over 200 litres of alkaline saliva every day, recycling more than 2.5kg/d of sodium bicarbonate into the rumen. Research work by ForFarmers Nutrition and Innovation Centre (NIC) shows that sodium bicarbonate has only a short-term buffering effect in the rumen and if feed is supplemented with sodium bicarbonate once or twice during the day much of the buffering effect is lost, either in the TMR mix or shortly after feeding.

Many conventional rumen buffers use sodium bicarbonate, however Rumibuff contains a balance of carefully selected natural marine algae and natural antioxidants. The product’s natural honeycombed structure increases the surface area and breaks down more slowly than conventional buffers in the rumen, providing a continuous buffering action which counteracts the acid produced by the diet, particularly when starch fermentation is at its maximum.

More information please call the Dairy Direct sales office on 01359 272951 


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