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Feed Base Management for Profitability – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!

By |2018-04-16T02:54:08+00:00April 16th, 2018|Customer, Gippsland, Victoria, North Central Victoria, Western Victoria|

Due to the extremely dry weather since November 2017, our nutrition team have spent many hours with farmers formulating plans and rations for milk production in the absence of pasture.  […]

How to benefit from Grain Contracts

By |2016-11-22T13:38:19+00:00January 9th, 2015|Customer, Gippsland, Victoria, Grain Prices, North Central Victoria, Western Victoria|

Commodity contracts are a farming weapon for reducing the risk of purchasing inputs in a variable market. Often overlooked by family run livestock producers falsely believing they are only something for “larger” run businesses or corporates, grain contracts are a great asset in managing and protecting the bottom line from seasonal fluctuations in commodity prices. [...]

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Welcome to Natasha Williamson & Daniel Bacon

By |2014-03-18T19:54:50+00:00March 18th, 2014|Gippsland, Victoria, North Central Victoria, Staff News|

It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Natasha Williamson & Daniel Bacon to the position of Sales & Technical Services Representatives at our Trafalgar and Colbinabbin mill respectively. Natasha has experience in dairy farming, working directly with one of our customers for the past year in the Gippsland area and several other [...]

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Welcome to Elizabeth “Bess” Lamont – New Staff Appointment

By |2014-02-25T19:37:34+00:00February 25th, 2014|Announcement, Staff News|

Hi All, I am pleased to formally announce that Elizabeth "Bess" Lamont has accepted a position within the Reid Stockfeeds sales team holding key responsibilities in the packaged product and retail sales sector. Bess has experience in both on-farm and in-store sales and will be a valuable addition to our team. Bess will be starting [...]

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Dairy Stockfeed Economic Analysis Report

By |2013-05-19T21:08:01+00:00May 19th, 2013|Announcement, Stock Health|

In stark contrast to claims that increasing feeding rates increase dairy farmer risk, an independent report commissioned by the Stock Feed Manufacturers’ Association of Victoria identifies that use of concentrate feeds increases annual return on farm assets. A PDF of this report can be downloaded here: Dairy Stockfeed Report.

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Maize Shortage

By |2012-11-19T20:40:56+00:00November 19th, 2012|Announcement, Customer|

Please note that maize has become short and hard to obtain. If you have maize in your animals ration one of our technical sales staff will contact you shortly to discuss alternatives.

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Harvest Market Report

By |2012-11-07T18:27:43+00:00November 7th, 2012|Customer, Grain Prices|

As we approach harvest again the Australian wheat crop forecast is estimated at around 21-22million MT for 2012/13.  This is back by around 7million MT for 2011/12 and is due to the different growing season. Domestic demand for wheat will be around 7mill MT and by the end of  2012, expected  24million MT (wheat) to [...]

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Kelly Sommerville Joins the RSF Nutritional Team

By |2012-09-22T20:28:33+00:00September 22nd, 2012|Announcement, General News, Staff News, Western Victoria|

Over the past 12-months, Reid Stockfeeds has seen significant growth in our customer group as more farmers recognise the benefits of a ‘professional approach to feeding’. Reid’s has always been proud to supply full on farm nutritional support with qualified nutritional consultants, who are always available to our customers.  The objective of this being to [...]

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Milk Solids from Concentrates – What makes the difference?

By |2016-11-22T13:38:32+00:00April 17th, 2012|Expert Advice, Western Victoria|

During last season, many producers had serious issues with low milk solids, particularly milk protein.  With average milk fat & protein figures around 0.2-0.3% lower than normal seasonal averages, this may mean losses of income in excess of $60,000 for the average western Victorian dairy producer.  Given this, last year gave producers a good chance [...]

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Reid Stockfeeds Proudly Welcomes its Western Branch

By |2016-11-22T13:38:32+00:00April 11th, 2012|Dairy Show, General News, Western Victoria|

On the 19th of September 2007, Reid Langdon Pty Ltd began operation. This joint venture was the initial stage of an agreed total acquisition of Langdon Produce which reached completion on the 31st of December 2011. On January 1st 2012, Reid Stockfeeds Pty Ltd took responsibility for all operations at the Cobden based mill servicing [...]

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Good Transition Programmes Don’t Cost – They Pay!

By |2016-11-22T13:38:33+00:00March 29th, 2012|Customer, Expert Advice, Feed Adjustment|

A recent farmer seminar held by Reid Stockfeeds in Cobden presented information developed by Dairy Australia which has shed light on why many farmers who have implemented transition programmes in their herds have not seen the full benefit of these programmes. […]

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Congratulations Fund-Raisers for Warrnambool Breast Cancer Support!

By |2016-11-22T13:38:33+00:00November 15th, 2011|Announcement, Customer, Fund Raiser, General News, Staff News, Western Victoria|

During October we conducted a major fundraising campaign for the Warrnambool Breast Cancer Support Group. This year we set a target of $6,000 which would be a significant contribution toward the purchase of a Vital Signs Monitor to be utilised by the Oncology Surgical Ward in Victoria’s South-West. It is with great pride that I [...]

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Transition and Profitability Go Hand-In-Hand

By |2016-11-22T13:38:33+00:00April 27th, 2011|Expert Advice, Seminar, Western Victoria|

With cows calving right throughout South-West Victoria at present, transition management should certainly be at the top of the list for dairy farmers, along with the outlook on milk prices and profitability for the season ahead.  On Tuesday April 12, around 40 farmers from across South-West Victoria attended a presentation held in Warrnambool to outline [...]

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