Agriculture can be a tough business but there’s plenty to be thankful for when living on the land and a tight community is one that the city cousin will never quite understand. This June we’ll be thanking our customers for the challenge, satisfaction and reward of serving our various livestock segments. We warmly invite all [...]
We’ve all heard that “the only constant in life is change”, a saying that today is as true as ever for our dairy industry. Four out of the last five fortnightly adjustments for global dairy auctions has seen a lift in price which coupled with the new free trade agreement, is very promising change for Australian dairy [...]
Mineral nutrition is a small part of complete feeding of an animal. It is a critical component to the well-being and performance of animals after energy and protein requirements have been met. All dairy cattle require minerals for producing both milk and growth, but the amounts found in most feeds are normally inadequate. If a cow’s [...]
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. [...]
Fantastic news to hear RSF customers Ray, Jill and son Dion Brook of Eloora shorthorn stud at Cavendish take out some prominent awards at the 55th Dubbo Shorthorn National Show and Sale. They took out Grand Champion Bull and sold equal top price heifer at the sale. Their Grand Champion "Eloora Designer J06" was up [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
A big, Happy New Year from the team at Reid Stockfeeds. Lupins are our usual source of protein for Summer. However at this point Lupins are in very short supply. Urea and canola meal are an effective replacement option for the Summer period. Please contact your nutritionist to discuss this or other options.
Reid Stockfeeds will be closed on December 25, 26 & January 1. Please check your silo and get your order in quickly. Ian, Rosli & Staff wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
One of the recurring topics of conversation that has cropped up this past fortnight is the dreaded Facial Eczema (FE). With the start of summer, many farmers have begun to once again consider prevention strategies for this serious liver disease. […]
We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and a successful 2013. For mill trading times over the holiday period, please contact your local mill or view your relevant mill's contact page found on the home page of Reid Stockfeed's website. Thankyou for your support in 2012, and we look forward to continuing this [...]
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 [...]
Our breast cancer appeal has hit $5,000 but with less than 10days left in October we still need more help to reach the $7,000 target. If you wish to help raise money for the SWHC Warrnambool Base Oncology unit, please call Rhonda on (03) 5595 2111 before the end of October. Your support is greatly [...]