Early grass silage analysis results suggest farmers will have to carefully consider ration protein levels and potential secondary fermentation risk this season.
Handy tips for your perfect paddock...
What is grazing worth?
Balancing rations to complement high protein grass not only makes economic sense, but can also help the environment, according to calculations carried out by Mole Valley Farmers.
NovaPro; derived from UK-grown crops and without the freight costs or fluctuating exchange rates, is available at a more consistent and consistently lower price, than soybean meal.
Emma Massinglae, one of our Sponsored Riders shares her thoughts and plans for creating a "Pony Paradise".
Janet Herniman, Rural & Funding Specialist at The Diverse Regeneration Company looks at the new Agricultural Bill and how to incorporate and embrace these changes in the day to day running of your farm, for long term success.
Six layers of film improved fermentation, reduced moulds, improved the oxygen barrier and reduced dry matter losses. IGER report that the differences were "highly statistically significant" Read More...
Low grass growth? See how to monitor and plan ahead
One of the biggest challenges when feeding cows, is the seasonal changes to the diets fed.
Are you building a parasite control plan?
Time To Go Self-Sufficient: What You Need To Know About Home Solar in 2020
Feeding sub standard silage can lead to production diseases, acidosis, poor fertility, ketosis or laminitis. Therefore every effort should be made to optimise forage quality and minimise losses, through reducing oxygen in the clamp during the three key stages of harvest/filling, storage and feed-out
If heifers are to calve-in at the most economical age of 24 months, they can ill afford any setbacks in growth. That is where Ambition Calf + OmniGen-AF® can help.
Clock is ticking for claims from successful grant applicants!
Working with our key partners for both agricultural machine round timbers and square sawn timber products, we have been following the journey that each product takes from its origin to arriving in store or on farm.
In 2020, we all appear to be thinking a little more about our impact on the environment. And that can only be a good thing.
Key Trends to Look For in 2020 Lamb Markets...
The new Agricultural Bill introduced in the middle of January signals a massive switch in UK agriculture. Although the transition in payments is scheduled to take seven years, farmers need to plan ahead now.
Poached or overly grazed fields will see desirable grasses die out and be replaced with poorer quality weed grasses and perennial weeds.
Farmers can now get a greater understanding of how different cow diets impact on the environment, thanks to a new approach launched by Mole Valley Farmers at Dairy-Tech last month (5 February).
A proven maize silage additive will help farmers get better animal performance from their livestock and offers a good return on investment.
Not all fats are created equal says Dr Adam Lock. Achieving a positive outcome actually relies on choosing the right balance of fatty acids...
Zolvix removes worms from sheep, even those that other wormers have left behind, and kills even resistant worms. Incorporate Zolvix now, in every flock, every year, for improved productivity and to help prolong the efficacy of existing classes of wormers.
Early indications of silage quality for 2019 suggest drier silages than last year, perhaps slightly lower in nutritional content but notable by the large variations.
What are the Autumn seed markets doing?
Mole Energy has decided to give away a free Samsung Galaxy 10.1 with all new orders for solar PV or battery storage until the 30 September 2019.
How could colostrum management be impacting immunity and calf performance? Book a free appraisal, please call our Lifetime Specialist William McNiece 07973 943426
How does British Wool support local farmers in the current market? Read our Q&A with Joe Farren, CEO, British Wool...
The Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme Round 2 is open between 9 July 2019 and midday on 3 September 2019
After feeding OmniGen-AF® to the cows, we saw a 50% reduction in antibiotic use, healthier udders, fertility went up, milk went up and mastitis and somatic cell counts went down, Sharon Hawken
Call your local farm sales contact or phone the Seedline on 01769 576232 for more details on Mole Valley Farmers Premier Leys and any bulk discounts that may be available.
How Smaxtec might give you some peace of mind as it did for one farming family in Cornwall.
Read on about safety for children in farming environments.
Looking for help to find the right battery for your home? Call our team on 01803 732946 or email email@example.com for honest, straightforward support and no hard sell.
Glasgow Vet School conducted a Maxammon finishing trial on the farm of high performing beef specialists the Stewart family. They tested whether a new alternative treated grain source would outperform the existing system.
TDC400 was developed by Mole Valley Farmers, utilising dry cow research at Cornell University in USA. It is now fed on many farms across the country.
Dipping ceased to be compulsory in 1992, leading to an estimated 60-fold increase in sheep scab on UK farms. Scab is a major concern and producers are still struggling to get the disease under control.
Visit our Facebook Equestrian Page to try to win tickets in August.
The Octopus Tariff - No sooner had the Government axed the solar Feed-In Tariff than Octopus Energy stepped up with their own solar tariff one of the first of its kind in the UK.
How Smaxtec Herd monitoring systems help identify illness early and impact on antibiotic use.
Bens Farm Shop picked Mole Energy to make their business even greener. See how they saved with solar...
Adventurer and animal whisperer Emma Massingale, from Holsworthy in Devon is once again embarking on a ground-breaking trip that no one has ever attempted before. This time she is planning a 1000 mile cycle across Europe.
How will Brexit and other pressures influence the cattle market?
Heat stress is not just about temperature, it is the combination of humidity and temperature. Whilst it may well be hotter in other parts of the world, UK humidity levels can catch us out even if temperatures are not excessive.
In 2014, 26 year old Jack Stilwell started Green Lanes Farming with two calves - fast forward just five years and he now rears over 5,000 head a year. Such outstanding progress has been spurred on by a thirst to succeed, a passion to create a sustainable beef supply chain and just a sprinkling of obsession.
Ambition Calf is a high quality calf feed that incorporates the speciality supplement, OmniGen-AF® - to help support immune function in youngstock. To find out more contact the Mole Valley Farmers FeedLine on Tel: 01278 444829.
The solar panels and battery storage systems we offer at Mole Energy are sleek, stylish additions to the home, enabling you to generate clean, free energy and store it for use at any time of day.
Innovation in immunity with Ambition Calf + OmniGen-AF To find out more, call the Feed Line on 01278 444829 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about butterfats, please speak to our Feed Line on 01278 444829
The business is committed to a significant investment in applied ruminant research in order to ensure that customers are at the forefront of latest developments.
A study carried out at IBERS, Aberystwyth University, recently reported that the use of a colostrum alternative followed by good quality lamb milk replacer, such as Mole Valley Farmers Lamlac, facilitates the successful rearing of surplus lambs.
Firstly use electrical appliances like immersion heaters, tumble driers and dishwashers when your panels are generating free solar energy eg during the day, especially sunny periods. You can also integrate other features to your new system, like the battery storage facility and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points we offer at Mole Energy.
With the two systems Moletech offer, farmers can be confident that they can achieve both a healthy herd plus a healthy bottom line.
What does solar energy cost to install, maintain and ultimately how much will it save?
Mayo mattresses, cost-effective, lightweight and strong for the greatest comfort.
Now is the ideal time to formulate the plan which suits your needs and your farm.
Parasitic gastroenteritis is the primary production limiting disease of sheep in the UK. The annual cost of stomach worms to the industry is estimated to be £84 million, as infection decreases growth rates in lambs. As the level of challenge increases, the growth rates decrease accordingly.
According to a University of Milan beef finishing trial, replacing sodium bicarbonate with Acid Buf rumen conditioner can increase in daily liveweight gain (DLWG) by up to 7% and feed efficiency by up to 5%. The change also reduced the incidence of bloat, lameness and aggressive behaviour.
Undertaking a Lifetime Dairy Appraisal has resulted in numerous benefits for one Welsh family dairy. In the second of two parts, we look at how addressing transition cow management has improved yields and lower transition disease - equating to a £16,500 yearly saving.
Dairy Tech 2019
we are looking for organic farmers interested in growing organics lupins as a cash crop.
If youve been thinking about solar, the stats say that your friends and family have also been thinking about it. And if you install your system, theyre more likely to install theirs.
Paul Roberts, Agricultural Procurement gives his raw material predictions for 2019
Since Evelina was introduced in 2016 it has performed exceptionally well across a number farms. Some are now growing it for the second or third time, continuing to give glowing recommendations.
The need to shout about British food and farming was a hot topic at a recent Mole Valley Farmers Women in Farming event at James Kittows Butchers in Par, Cornwall.
The importance of keeping cows eating around calving to maximise fertility was one of the key take-home messages from the recent Mole Valley Farmers Lifetime Dairy Conferences.
Read on for the benefits of sainfoin as highlighted in an EU funded "Healthy Hay" project.
HerdInsights will be available under Phase 2 of the Countryside Productivity Grant - which provides funding to improve productivity in the farming sector.
Attitudes towards clean energy are becoming more positive and more urgent which is a great thing for all of us. So in the spirit of the New Year, here are our top five reasons for including solar in your future plans.
Lifetime Dairy appraisal results in a 1.5-2 litre increase per cow a day plus improved calf health.
The dairy farmer needs to produce a litre of milk as economically as possible; similarly, a beef farmer should produce a kilo of meat as efficiently, as possible. Read more...
The importance of maintaining adequate soil pH is something that is still overlooked by many UK farmers according to many who conduct soil sample analysis.
The four things to check out before you sign on the dotted line for solar energy.
Will mycotoxins be an issue this winter? 2018
Read how improvement in DLWG was made at Hennor Farm
Do you know the daily liveweight gain of your youngstock?
When the FIT was launched in 2010, the average energy bill was 12p per unit, while a 4 kW solar system cost £15,000 to install. Today, the same system would cost £5,500 against average bills of 16p per unit.
Make sure your soil analysis is up to date, then look at crop requirements to determine potash requirements.
I havent vaccinated and my sheep are dying! What do I do?
As part of HerdInsights product development programme, the company is excited to announce HerdInflight - a revolutionary drone compatible, oestrus and health monitoring gateway.
Making the move from a conventional lime product to Nadins Hydramix Lime in cow cubicles, has helped halve the average clinical mastitis rates and improve somatic cell counts at Middle Burrow Farm, Devon.
After six months of gruelling preparation, Alex Monro, Director of Mole Energy Switching (www.moleenergy.com), raised thousands of pounds for two cancer charities by riding in a charity horse race at Epsom, on Monday 27 August 2018.
Crops after the maize harvest - now is the time to consider what to do next with the land.
Have a go at designing a pair of childrens' wellies, crafted under the Hawkridge brand. No grown ups allowed though we are looking for a young design talent.
Bovine pneumonia stubbornly remains one of the biggest costs to the cattle industry.
Maize looks good this year and has benefited from the high temperatures and sunshine in June and July, however on thin soils with a low moisture holding capacity, yields will be considerably down.
To discuss your herds feeding requirements, please contact the Mole Valley Feed Solutions Feed Line on 01278 444829
The drought conditions have made it highly likely that many will be feeding rations with a higher proportion of concentrates, to help offset reduced stocks of silages over the coming winter months.
Solar battery storage has come a long way since that drizzly summer. So much so, in fact, that adding battery storage to a home solar system now makes sense in many cases. Thats because solar batteries can now store more power for longer, for the same price.
The attempt to break the Guinness World Record for welly wanging seemed to be a great success, following a mass throw by 800 participants at Holsworthy & Stratton Show on Thursday 23 August.
Solar energy for business makes good financial sense.
With only weeks since this years late spring cereal drillings, breeders and seed houses have already turned their attention to winter cereals.
The benefits and challenges of multi-cut silage...
Mineral assessments are easy to arrange and free to farmers. Mole Valley Farmers can also organise forage mineral analysis of grass silage now, so that autumn ration calculations can be carried and organised well in advance.
British Wool is focused on two key deliverables for sheep farmers the price returned to producers for their wool and the levels of service delivered.
Our Young Handlers competition is open for 2020. Read more...
Providing adequate structural fibre and managing rumen pH will be vital this winter in light of early first cut grass silage results.
Helping you to keep your pets safe and comfortable in the heat; we have some tips and advice.
Would you know how much power you use? Let David Stevenson, Director of Moleenergy help.
Read about our organic lupin trial, featured on BBC's Countryfile...
Raising money for an excellent cause, Director of Moleenergy Alex Monro rides for the Willberry the Wonder Pony Charity.
Take a moment to stay safe and work and plan for a safe return home.
Well managed grass is the cheapest feed for ruminants. Renewing pastures regularly is important to maximise productivity and maintain feed quality.
For organic beef farmer Richard Guy, smart bolus technology has revolutionised the accuracy of the AI (Artificial Intelligence) programme used on his nucleus herd of South Devon cows.
An update on the Immunity Challenge before and after the introduction of OmniGen-AF on farm.
Better rates and contracts on your energy bills for your business. It need not be a hassle to switch suppliers by using Mole Energy's Switching Service.
Several key topics concerning the Lifetime of dairy herds were discussed at the Lifetime Dairy Conference at Wincanton recently. Experts Dr Drakley and Dr Cooke spoke to dairy farmers about the benefits of fully considering the lifetime of your herd.
How calf hutches can help keep your calves healthier and happier. Read on to find out how...
To reduce labour and increase farm efficiencies William O'Brien tells us how the Herd Insights technology has helped strengthen his herd.
Vicky Smith tests the Micklem Bridle from Horseware.
Welly wangers wanted
Mole Valley Farmers is asking farmers to Take a Moment to consider their safety as part of a health and safety initiative which will launch at the Devon County Show 2018
See if you can save money on energy bills by switching with Moleenergy.
How large is your lawn? Do you want stripes? So many things to consider when choosing a lawnmower...
Data enthusiasm drives flock performance for Peregrine Aubrey and his livestock.
Read on for a few pointers about beef at grass from the red Meat Team's Chris Lavis...
Mole Valley Farmers members Barry, Jack and Sam Coombes walked away with The High Yield Herd Award at the recent Cream Awards.
Sub-optimal dry matter intakes (DMI) during transition is one of a number of farm bottlenecks, which could be holding back overall herd performance.
See Emma at the 2018 Devon County Show. Find out more...
The lymphatic system is not very well understood and yet it is crucial to the horses health and performance.
Could you identify Insulin dysregulation from PPID (Cushing's Syndrome)?
A lot of myths and misinformation circulate about sugar. Read on to distinguish fact from fiction...
We are in discussions to develop a free agri plastics recycling scheme.
Lifetime Dairy is a consultation-style service, which looks at the four main stages of the cows life; The calf, the heifer, the transition cow and the lactating animal.
Any holiday cottage owners who sign up with Holidaycottages.co.uk between 1 January - 31 March 2018 quoting MVF Newsletter will receive £250 of Mole Valley Farmers gift vouchers! Call Mole Valley Plus on 01769 576201 for more information
Leading US dairy business consultant Matt Lange (MBA) from Wisconsin- based Compeer Financial urged farmers to take greater control of their costs structures especially forage and labour costs. Mr Lange stated farmers need to monitor costs of production and seek to increase forage value.
A win for our ad at the Equus Film Festival in New York.
Find out what Graeme Cock, Chairman, sees in the future.
Innovation and best practice dairy management will form the focus for expert speakers at two Mole Valley Farmers Lifetime Dairy Conferences.
Christian Welburn investigates the effectiveness of the Stihl FSA 45 Lithium Ion battery powered grass trimmer.
Emma Massingale is back after spending a month with her two young Eriskay ponies horseboarding across the Outer Hebrides.
Calf Conference 2017 - Dr Robert Corbett & Dr Alex Bach share their thoughts at Mole Valley Farmers first Calf Conference.
Victor Ogedegbe tells us how to reduce the effects of heat stress this summer.
Ever wondered if a smallholding was for you?
Dr. Robert Allen shares the opportunities that the Nuffield Scholarship has given him.
Sylvaine Lacrosse BVetMed MRCVS, shares their advice about redwater fever.
Any potential adopter of battery technology should have a clear understanding of where their energy usage is consumed and at what times; read on for more information.
Take a peek at our latest offers...
Morys Ioan shares what to look at for to prevent "grass blindness".
Lachie Maclachlan stresses the importance of drinking water for developing rumen in calves.
Peter Delbridge shares his advice this Lambing season.
We are now stocking Sheppard's sandwiches in our South Molton store.
These products complement the business Optimum Lifetime Performance initiative by offering farmers a range of exclusive products and services that aim to enhance an animals lifetime performance.
Enter our Frontline giveaway now to win a year's supply of Frontline Plus.
The farming industry has been facing new challenges caused by increased input costs and lower selling prices. Moleenergy are also facing these challenges, so we're focusing our efforts on controlling costs and increasing efficiencies.
Adrian and Sharon Bullus collect their prize, a brand new Milk Kart!
Poor foot health can have a significant impact on yield, fertility and longevity and could equate to a financial loss of nearly £15,000 for an average-sized herd.
Zoe Satsias of St Davids Equine Practice tells us what signs to look out for, what to do in an outbreak, and how to help prevent the disease.
Pet obesity is on the rise. It is up to us to make healthy choices on our pets behalf and this can be much easier than you may think.
Ford Farm's Cave Aged Goats Cheese has been named the Best British Cheese at the 29th annual World Cheese Awards in 2016! It is aged deep within the Wookey Hole caves of Somerset, giving it a deliciously nutty, earthy flavour.
Chris Gregory, Molecare Veterinary Services, answers all of your questions about vaccination plans.
Sunday's charity auction at our Holsworthy store has raised of £14,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Our Holsworthy store be hosting a Pink Bale Auction on Sunday 4th December in support of Cancer Research UK.
Cattle breeders from all over the world come together for the Cattle Breeders World Congress.
Look what people have been doing with pink bale wrap for such a fantastic cause!
We've gone pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Mole Valley Farmers, not your average store...
We've introduced a new mineral supplement range to our product portfolio. The Mole-LYX range reflects the latest research and innovation, with performance and nutrition at the forefront of our consideration.
John Lawrence tells us how to keep mycotoxins under control.
Come to South Molton and hear Emma Massingale talk of her latest adventure with her Connemara ponies.
Rachel Smithyman, Technical, tells us what signals to look out for when preparing for winter housing.
Rebecca Moore from the Red Meat Team shines light on the decision many are faced with this time of year.
John Lawrence, Minerals, shines light on the often ignored essential - water.
Send a Cow has launched its Ugandan Orphans Project and we are getting behind it.
Can you identify the grasses making up your fields? Felicity Lenyk puts your knowledge to the test.
Robert Forster, livestock and meat issues commentator, shares how the EU referendum result will affect the prime cattle market.
Find out the latest thinking in practical dairy herd management from this year's Total Dairy Seminar, sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers.
Find out how you can improve your ewe's fertility with our new Mole-LYX range.
We're leading by example with the installation of Solar PV and LED lighting in our stores.
Find out about the oldest surviving cheddar-makers behind our new range of Mole Valley Farmers cheese.
Our Yeovil branch will be hosting a series of Tasty Weekends to celebrate the best of local produce this summer.
Will you go pink? Pink bale wrap by Mole Valley Farmers.
Gareth Jones shares with us how to get the most out of your fleeces, and an update on the BWMB Golden Fleece Competition.
Susi Atkinson shares with us her top tips on how protect your horse from nuisance flies.
Nigel Cockwill discusses how to prevent spoilage of grass from the onset of white mould.
Caroline Dawson of Elanco shares with us her guide to avoiding blowfly strike and how to track strikes in your local area.
We look forward to welcoming you to our stand at this year's Royal Cornwall Show.
Gemma Rowland of Mole Valley Farmers shares her specialist knowledge on Dairy hygiene.
David Jackson of Molecare Vet Services shares with us the importance of fly control and how to combat ectoparasites.
The team at NAF have shared with us some information about their Five Star Syperflex.
With the recent changes to Rat Bait Legislation, Mole Valley Farmers explains the new legal requirements and offers the opportunity for customers to take a LANTRA approved exam.
Broadband delivery to rural areas has been slow to progress, so Mole Valley Plus has teamed up with Europasat to bring high speed fibre broadband to the South West.
Read more about Axcelera C, the first accelerator for calves...
Nigel Bond of the Mole Valley Shows and Events team highlights the exciting offers and attractions at this year's show.
Pete Isaac of Mole Valley Feed Solutions shares with us a dairy industry update.
The team at frontline has put together some advice for keeping your pets and home flea free. Read more>
Cathy Wood, our Equine Product Manager discusses contracted tendons in her new foal.
Protect your lambs from nematodirus by being watchful for symptoms and carrying out faecal egg counts.
We have teamed up with the show organisers to bring you Farmers Friday, offering a very special 2 for 1 event package for the 2016 Devon County Show, (Thursday 19 Saturday 21 May), to our Farmer Shareholders. Ticket numbers are limited so early booking is advised.
Make Milk Matter Conference on Wednesday 20th April, 9.30 am for a 10am start - 4pm at Westpoint Conference Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter. Book your place...
Are you QAC Compliant yet?
Magnesium is so important at turnout, read more about it here...
Home grown forages are normally the lower cost way of feeding ruminant livestock, so it is still worth looking at whether costs can be reduced further, but not at the expense of lower crop yields or producing poorer quality feed.
The Wurzels are performing at the Bath & West Showground on 1st April to raise money for RABI.
Come to one of the Forage For Profit evening events to learn more about optimising forage for efficient production.
Buses for the Farming to London March
Mole Valley Farmers welcomes Ariat...
We have been fundraising for Send A cow and their Planting Hope Campaign, raising £2000.
From our Evenings with Emma Massingale during our pet and equine weekends we have managed to raise £1000 to donate to World Horse Welfare.
Meet the winner of the Suzuki quad competition.
Free health checks for farmers at our South Molton branch on 17th March 2016.
Mole Valley Farmers maintains top line performance and grows market share despite reduced profit in challenging year.
Mole Insurance Services open in Holsworthy.
The team at Spillers has shared their tips on feeding your horse fibres during the winter months.
Which wellies are best for you and what does the jargon mean for your comfort and ease of use?
Jenny's Walk a 140 mile walk from Bearminster to Carnon Downs in aid of Joseph Weld Hospice
We've gone pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.