Brand New Relationship Starts With 55 Years History
Steve Mckee managing partner of Alnwick based AFS Country Store has teamed up with Martin Jameson of Britmilk. AFS country store which used to trade as Arable Farm Supplies has over 30 years experience in supplying farmers through out Northumberland with products and services. Now AFS can boast the new position of main merchant for Britmilk
[UKPRwire, Mon Feb 22 2010] Britmilk started in 1985 in Dumfries, Scotland producing very high quality milk powders for calves and lambs an industry leading range of forage and grain additives, they now have a huge following of loyal customers throughout Ireland and the UK.
This newly formed relationship couldn’t have happened at a more valuable and key time for all dairy, beef and sheep farmers in Northumberland. Britmilk lamb and calf replacers are the result of many years expertise and experience coupled with the constant aim of producing the finest products.
This years lambing season which is due to start soon for the commercial flocks, is promising to be an interesting and rewarding time. The bad weather and snow that no one could escape from, may have a negative effect on ewe condition which may consequently affect ewes milking performance, increasing the need to supplement lambs with milk replacers. In addition ewes have scanned with high numbers of multiples increasing the potential for more pet lambs. Lambs are still bringing a good trade in the open markets which means that pet lambs will hold their value compared to previous years, easily justifying the costs of artificial rearing.
AFS and Britmilk can provide not only milk replacers but also feeding solutions with bucket, ad-lib and computerised machines. The lambing season is such a labour intensive time of the year the care and time that pet lambs consume can now be alleviated with products and services offered by AFS Country store.
Using the Milk Made 2000, an ad-lib milk machine capable of feeding 100 lambs and the high fat Vitalamb Milk Replacer from Britmilk, it is possible to rear pet lambs to 8 weeks with the minimum of labour avoiding hours of bottle feeding 4 – 5 times a day.
The Milk Made 2000 will also feed up to 50 calves, again saving hours of labour mixing and carrying milk when used with Britmilk Calf Gold Machine or Britmilk Triple Plus Milk Replacer.
55 Years combined experience in milk and feeders has given this newly formed relationship a fantastic history and platform for the future, providing both top quality advice and products with unrivalled service and support.
For further information on all products and services offered by AFS and Britmilk please contact Steve at AFS 01665 603345 or Martin at Britmilk 07950032305