Directory of Farming Businesses

As the Blade Farming business has developed, it has become apparent that developing strategic links with selected partners in the Agricultural business sector will provide significant advantages to the entire beef production chain.

These pro-active businesses, which are at the forefront of the Agricultural industry, have been able to deliver up to the minute technology and cost benefits to the Blade Producers. These partnerships have shown significant improvements in animal performance and meat quality, resulting in improvements in the overall quality of meat presented to the consumer.

Suppliers

The following businesses are key Suppliers to the Blade Farming calf rearing business.

Diversey

Diversey
Diversey is a leading brand of sustainable cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, and they work closely with the Blade calf rearing units to maintain high levels of bio-security within the units. Part of the Sealed Air group.

www.diversey.com

Farmacy

Farmacy
Farmacy is a responsible veterinary farmacy providing the livestock industry with advice, education and cost effective medicines for use within positive health programs. Farmacy is a supplier to the Blade calf rearing units.

www.farmacy.co.uk

Mole Valley Farmers

Mole Valley Farmers
Mole Valley Farmers are the largest Farmer owned supply co-operative in the country, and have been key suppliers of feed, equipment and other inputs to the Blade units. They also provide technical advice to Blade Producers as requested.

www.molevalleyfarmers.com

Zoetis

Zoetis
Zoetis, formerly Pfizer Animal Health, is the major supplier of vaccines to the Blade calf rearing units. They also provide specialist knowledge, advice and support on the administration of vaccines and medication to ensure that reared calves perform to their potential.

www.zoetis.co.uk

Westpoint Veterinary Group

Westpoint Veterinary Group
The Westpoint Veterinary Group provides the Blade calf rearers with Veterinary advice and support. They have also been responsible for developing our unique calf herd health plans.

www.westpointfarmvets.co.uk

Associated Businesses

The following companies are strategically linked to Blade Farming all playing a key role in this developing business.

ABP UK

ABP UK
At ABP UK, our mission is to be the preferred partners of multiple retailers, manufacturers and caterers in the supply of fresh and frozen meat and meat based products. With operations strategically located throughout England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we are the UKs largest beef processor, slaughtering in excess of 500,000 cattle per annum. As such we are perfectly positioned to serve the needs of our customers.

www.abpfoodgroup.com

Compassion in World Farming

Compassion in World Farming
Compassion in World Farming is working strategically toward a whole food system that is truly kind, caring and honest - kind to animals; caring for the environment and consumer health; and honestly labelled.
 

Defra

Defra - South West Calf Rearers Health planning project, and the South West Healthy Livestock Initiative
As part of the Farm Health Planning partnership, Blade calf rearers have worked with Defra on the South West Calf Rearers Health planning project. This project promotes Healthy Animals and Healthy Profits.

www.defra.gov.uk/fhp

Freedom Food

Freedom Food
Freedom Food is the RSPCA's farm assurance and food labelling scheme. It is the only UK farm assurance scheme to focus solely on improving the welfare of farm animals reared for food.
 

Hilton Food Group

Hilton Food Group
The Hilton Food Group plc is a leading specialist meat-packing business supplying major international food retailers. They are a dedicated supplier of meat to Tesco.

www.hiltonfoodgroupplc.com

KW Alternative feeds

KW Alternative Feeds
With a wide range of alternative feeds, KW can offer farmers many different products for feeding cattle. With a range of feeds that includes blends, straights, moist feeds and minerals, they lead the development of alternative feeding in the UK.

www.kwalternativefeeds.co.uk

Hilton Food Group

Mitchells and Butlers
Mitchells and Butlers are the leading operator of managed restaurants and pubs in the UK, providing the largest choice of eating out experiences through their successful brands and delivering great service, quality and value for money to their customers.

www.mbplc.com

If you are interested in becoming a Blade Farming Partner or would like more information about our existing partners please Contact Us or call 01458 259 413.
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