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Talking turkey? Back British farming this Christmas

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to plans for the festive season – and most importantly, what we’ll be having for Christmas dinner. For us, turkey is up there with the best. And the best, of course, is British.

We have the pleasure of working with turkey farmers across the country and see first hand the care and hard work that it takes to raise these birds successfully. Our carefully formulated feed and nutrition help farmers to raise turkeys of the highest quality, and the perfect size and weight for the Christmas table.

#BuyMyTurkey Day 2019

To celebrate this outstanding British product, we’re supporting #BuyMyTurkey day on 6 December 2019. It’s an initiative by the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU) to encourage consumers to look closer to home for the very best Christmas turkeys. It’s a campaign we fully support. After all, shopping locally is better for the environment, helps to support local farming businesses, and provides you with a great tasting bird that’s reared to the highest standards.

Last year, the #BuyMyTurkey social media campaign saw more than 1.7k tweets and 1.2K retweets pave the way for the hashtag to reach 7.7m Twitter users on its social media launch.

So this is a call to arms (or wings)

To all our Great British poultry feed customers. Let’s gobble up the competition and spread the word about our amazing produce. Get posting on social media with your photos and messages with the hashtag #BuyMyTurkey and let’s make this a Christmas to remember.

Join us in Staffordshire for the English Winter Fair

We’ll be joining around 6000 visitors at the Staffordshire County Showground on 16 and 17 November 2019 for the annual English Winter Fair.

A packed two-day schedule will see the country’s leading livestock farmers, butchers and food producers in action. There’s a fantastic lineup this year with livestock and poultry classes, the National Pedigree Calf Show, Christmas Fair, and farm machinery displays for visitors to enjoy.
We’re looking forward to meeting customers old and new. You’ll find us at Stand 11-Bingley Hall, where the GLW Feeds team will be on hand to answer any questions about your livestock and poultry feed and nutrition. See you there!
For more information about the event, click here.
See you at UK Dairy Day 2019?

We hope you can join us at UK Dairy Day in Shropshire on 11th September. It’s a dedicated annual one-day event for the dairy industry held at the International Centre in Telford. There’s a great line-up this year, including:

• Trade stands featuring UK, European and international businesses
• Cattle show
• FREE entry, Wi-Fi and car parking
• Seminars
• Practical demonstrations
• Dedicated zones to share knowledge
• Champions dinner and awards
You’ll find us at stand E13 where the GLW Feeds team will be on hand to meet customers old and new, and help you plan your dairy feed and nutrition for the busy winter season ahead. See you there!
For more information about the event, click here.
Join us at the 105th Annual Ashby Show

We’re looking forward to the Ashby Show on Sunday 14th July. We’ll be there to celebrate the best of UK farming.

It’s a great family day out with lots of food and fun activities including shopping, kids entertainment, show jumping, a dog show, vintage tractors and cars and show-stopping performances in the main ring from Jason Smyth Quad Bikes and Clive Shaw Trucking. What’s not to love? Grab your sun hats and come along!

Book your early bird tickets online to save you money and queuing time.

FREE Turkey Newsletter to download

If you haven’t already received a copy of our Turkey Newsletter you can download it here.
In this issue we cover…

• Nutrition and management to achieve the best results
• The market update
• An update on our mill development
• Anticoccidials – What you need to know
• Turkey diet range & feeding guide update

Simply click on this link to download the PDF

Could you be the star of our 2020 calendar?

The GLW Feeds 2020 calendar competition is now open for entries!

We’re looking for pictures for each month, that capture the essence of your farm and working life. Charismatic cows, perky pigs and beautiful shots of the UK countryside are all welcome. Or maybe it’s your people that you’d like to showcase? Let your imagination run wild, get creative and join in the fun. You can send in as many entries as you like.

To enter, send your best shots to marketing@glw-feeds.co.uk by 31stAugust 2019. Please make sure that photos are in landscape format and use the HD setting on your smartphone or camera, where possible. Our judges will cast a discerning eye over the entries to choose photographs that capture the fantastic work that our farmers do across the UK. No matter how big or small your farm, we encourage you to take part and show off your animals and landscape in all their glory.

12 finalists will see their photographs in print in next year’s calendar and there is a canvas of the winning photo on offer. So get snapping – we’ll share some of our favourites on Twitter and Facebook. We’ll announce the winners later this year. Good luck!

FREE Newsletter to download

Company Newsletter for GLW Feeds 2019 A4 Grab the opportunity to download a copy of our latest GLW Company Newsletter; in this issue discover…

  • How phase 1 of the mill expansion is taking shape and recent staff changes
  • Tips on feeding your Ewes for a successful lambing season
  • 2018 customer achievements
  • A great recipe
  • 2019 Dates for the diary

Simply click on this link to download the newsletter as a PDF

Sad news at GLW

Sad news at GLW

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that our colleague Nick Simons passed away on the 21st March 2018. Nick had worked with GLW Feeds as our Poultry Specialist since 2009, and more latterly had been working on a part time basis supporting Debra and Katie in the Poultry Team.

Nick was greatly respected within the poultry industry, having previously been a Director at Bernard Matthews and working with other large integrated producers. He came to GLW Feeds to help establish and grow our poultry business, which he did so very successfully, including developing our heat-treated offering and nurturing our customer relationships.

In his spare time Nick was a keen fly fisherman, stamp collector and photographer in-between his travels. We will miss his dry wit and sense of humour as well as his ability to keep us in line and ‘tell it as it is’!

Nick leaves behind his wife Poppy, Daughter Amy and Son Ben and their respective families. Our thoughts, wishes and condolences are with them at this time.

FREE Company News Letter

Grab the opportunity to download a FREE copy of our new newsletter – the GLW Digest. In this issue, you’ll discover…

  • Tips to ensure your Lambing season is as profitable as possible
  • A new product to increase the genetic performance of your herd
  • Successful diet formula for the Winter season
  • How whole wheat grain blended feed will benefit your turkeys
  • The benefit of moving away from using antibiotics in livestock
  • How GLW have plans to grow post-Brexit.

Simply click on this link to download the newsletter as a PDF

NEW Turkey Newsletter available!

GLW Feeds have issued their NEW Traditional Farm Fresh Turkey Newsletter for 2017.

Packed with useful information and news, including; a detailed Focus on Digestibility, an overview of the whole Poultry Xperience, analysis of using Insoluable Grits for your birds, and an up to date Diet Summary Table.

Simply click on this link to download the newsletter as a PDF

GLW raise £££’s for CHILDREN IN NEED

GLW raise £££’s for CHILDREN IN NEED

GLW Feeds raised a total of £612.13 for Children In Need 2015.

The fund raising started in Spring with an Easter Bake off! Various events throughout the year helped to raise money. Beef Stew Lunch, Pulled Pork Cobs (Pork kindly donated by our customer Packington Pork) Curry Lunch.

Staff also took part in dressing up on Children In Need with a cake sale.. Staff also got competitive by entering a photograph competition. Well done and thank you to GLW staff for their support.

Let’s see how we get on in 2016!

GLW’s cakes raise money for Macmillan!

GLW’s cakes raise money for Macmillan!

GLW Feeds raised a total of £460.80 for Macmillan Cancer Support Have your cake and eat it campaign. The event recently took place between 23rd and 25th September 2015.

A whole range of cakes were sold each day and served with tea and coffee. GLW staff entered a GLW Bake Off-style competition which proved very entertaining and quite competitive too, there was also a game of “Spot the Cake” and a Raffle.

Well done to everyone at GLW-Feeds for their support!

NEW Cyclone System, NEW Volvo Lorry, NEW Trailer

NEW Cyclone System, NEW Volvo Lorry, NEW Trailer

GLW has purchased a new cyclone system along with a trailer and Volvo (Tridem) in order to carry this state of the art system on the back of them.

The system which is demountable offers our customers a suck out service.

GLW has also purchased another Volvo Tridem 8 wheeler & a tri axle trailer, this trailer has retractable legs at the rear to help our drivers keep the trailer level when tipping feed on uneven ground maintaining stability.

Top-Gun Game Feeds are soaring…

Top-Gun Game Feeds are soaring…

We have just come to the end of our 8th year manufacturing our range of Top-Gun Game Feeds. We are delighted that we have had our busiest ever season, having seen 10% growth over last year.

We would like to thank you, our customers for all your custom and support and hope that you enjoy a good shooting season!

Congratulations to Mark Moore for receiving a Cream Award…

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Congratulations to Mark Moore for receiving a Cream Award…

Congratulations to Mark Moore for receiving a Cream Award on behalf of Whiteoaks Farming.The Jersey herd received this award for High Fertility thanks to Mark’s management. Well done!

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