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Duffields South West hold Beef and Sheep technical meeting for farmers at Sedgemoor Auction Centre January 18, 2024

On Tuesday 16th January Duffields South West held a Beef and Sheep meeting at Sedgemoor Auction Centre with over 70 farmers in attendance.

The meeting was brilliantly chaired by Alison Boydell, Duffields South West Director and the line-up of speakers included Tommy McGuckian from DSM presenting on ewe nutrition pre and post lambing and the importance of Vitamin E affecting lamb vigour and growth rates. Trial work undertaken by DSM regarding Crina was also discussed and the benefit that has on the ewes milk yield and subsequent improvement of lamb growth rates.

ABP Food Group then had two representatives speaking about the specification required for lambs and beef cattle for their plants throughout the UK. They then discussed ABP Gamechanger Beef integrated scheme linked with Sainsburys Taste the difference range and how this could work on farms across the Southwest.

 

Katherine Muirhead from Duffields concluded the evening with a beef and sheep technical presentation including the importance of silage analysis and feeding for maximum return. She went on to explain how Duffields can help with this and gave some insight into Duffields and the recent investment into the Yeovil mill.

The evening was enjoyed by all and some really interesting topics of conversation were discussed. Thank you to the speakers and to all those that supported the evening.


TESCO Feed Quality Audit Result August 9, 2023

Our Saxlingham Feed Mill was audited by TESCO this week.

They regularly carry out extensive and wide ranging feed mill audits.

They are checking for compliance in areas such as food safety, hygiene, product quality, feed analysis and traceability.

Tesco also look at our health and safety policies, training  and complaint handling procedures .

The outcome of the audit was:-

-No critical non-conformances

-No Major non-conformances

-1x Minor non-conformance

This gave us an overall score of 5 which is the highest score that can be achieved in a Tesco Audit!

You can have confidence in the quality and reliability of  your Duffields feed


Good practice for use of Avatec in Game Feeds July 24, 2023

AIC have produced a timely reminder for good game keeping practice for the the use of Avatec  in Game Feeds

Please see link below

33779 AIC Game Feed Poster A3 landscape (WEB)


Company Announcement March 14, 2023

Company Announcement

 

Proposed Closure of Duffields Yarcombe site on the 30th April 2023

 

It is with regret that Duffields have decided to close their manufacturing site at Yarcombe on the 30th April 2023.

Unlike the rest of the group, the Yarcombe site is powered by a diesel generator.  Until April 2022 this generator used red diesel but unfortunately on 1st April 2022 HMRC removed the duty exemption on red diesel for our use.  This change has significantly increased the running costs of the site.

Unfortunately, the site is no longer considered viable.

We are grateful for all the hard work and commitment from the staff employed at Yarcombe.

We will continue to offer high quality products and services to our South West customers through our recently upgraded Yeovil site.

 

 

Alistair Duffield


New Bagging Plant installed at Duffields South West February 28, 2023

We are pleased to announce the completion of a new bagging and palletising line at Duffields Yeovil factory

Take a look at the video below.

Bagging machine Yeovil