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September News

September News

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  • Announcements
  • Other ways to shop with us
  • Now Stocking Rupert & Buckley
  • New in store from Toggi
  • New in Accessories
  • New Products in Equestrian
  • Stable Products & Bedding
  • Pets
  • Shooting Supplies
  • Pasture and Lawn Seed
  • Wasps and Fly control
  • Tupping Time
  • Back in Stock: Hibiscrub
  • Toasted Crumpet Designs Notecards and Gift Cards
  • Word Search - Win a Welland Valley Feeds Voucher worth £20
  • Announcements

    Training
    We encourage our team to take advantage of training opportunities and whilst this goes back to May and all the catch up post lockdown we have two new forklift truck drivers:
    Congratulations to Jack and Sam for passing their forklift truck tests in May. Certainly, proving very beneficial!
    Emily is currently studying to upgrade from Equine Companion Animal Medicines Qualification to Full Farm and Ellie West is studying for both the Equine Companion and Full Farm Qualifications.

    Since Lockdown you will also have seen some new members to our team

    Plum – joined us to help with managing customer numbers in and out of store and is now serving at the till area
    Sadie – joined us in the clothing section and is now serving at the till area
    Will – joined us to help managing customer numbers in and out of store

    Online Local Delivery

    In addition to our Click & Collect you can now order from our website for a free local delivery – if you are used to ordering over the phone from us this online service can be easier for you and gives you the flexibility of ordering out of office hours coupled with seeing the 1000’s of items we have in stock.

    Minimum Spend £75.00

    Live within 15-mile radius of LE16 7QR

    Day:

    Delivery Area Guide:

    Monday

    Billesdon, The Langtons, Halstead, Tilton,

     

    Withcote, Skeffington,

    Tuesday

    Arnesby, Fleckney, Foxton, Kibworth,

     

    Lubenham, Leire, North Kilworth, Oadby,

     

    Smeeton Westerby,

    Wednesday

    Apethorpe, Dingley, East Carlton,

     

    Fotheringhay, Great Easton, Hallaton,

     

    Horninghold, Lyddington, Seaton,

     

    Stockerston, Stoke Albany

    Thursday

    Althorp, Brixworth, Clipston, Haselbech,

     

    Marston Trussell, Spratton

    Friday

    Market Harborough, Desborough,

     

    Brigstock, Lowick, Kettering, Old,

     

    Walgrave

    Saturday

    No Local Delivery

    Sunday

    No Local Delivery

    Other ways to shop with us

    With the rules around shopping during COVID-19 changing frequently, here are other ways to shop safely with us.

    1. Click and Collect - Buy online and collect in store.
    2. In store – open 7 days a week (Face masks required to be worn as per government guidelines)
    3. Phone – telephone order through and pay, goods can either be collected or delivered Tel: 01858 461463

    *Card payments preferred and we have the £45 contactles

    *If paying cash – exact money only please – no change given

    *Remember if you are shielding and you use our click and collect or phone and collect service, we will bring your goods to your car, just phone us when you arrive in the car park.

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    Now Stocking Rupert & Buckley

      Rupert & Buckley Bantham Crew Indigo £44.99
    Rupert & Buckley Ness Sweat Grey £44.99
    Rupert & Buckley Yarlington Crew Tropic £49.99
    Rupert & Buckley Salcombe Sweat Navy £44.99
    Rupert & Buckley Sherford Tee Indigo £22.99
    Rupert & Buckley Ely Polo Navy £34.99

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    New in store from Toggi

      Toggi Airy Tech Top Teal £34.99
    Toggi Breezy Polo Top Cloud Blue £30.00
    Toggi Reflector Tech Top Navy £40.00
    Toggi Inbetweener Top Navy £60.00
    Toggi Mini Lofty Gilet Teal £79.99
    Toggi Sculptor Riding Tights Black £49.99

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    New in Accessories

    HyVIZ Silva Flash Mobile Phone Holder £10.00

    Reflective armband phone holder perfect for hacking out in or during other exercises. A touch tape fastening that is fully adjustable ensures the perfect fit around the arm and the neoprene fabric minimises rubbing and chafing on the arm.

    Toggi Smart Technical Gloves Black £22.00

    Sizes: XS, S, L, XL

    Water Repellent; 
    Silicone grip palm; 
    Reflective Print; 
    Fleece Lined;  
    Smart finger technology.

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    New Products in Equestrian

    NAF Horse Treats £3.99
    Appy Treats
    Hedgy Treats
    Minty Treats 

    Hy Signature Fleece Navy/Blue £29.95


    A modern, high quality rug ideal for daily use, when travelling, after exercise and after competition. The fleece fabric traps air for improved insulation and reduces the risk of your horse catching a chill. The rug has a single front fastening and cross surcingles for a secure fit and is machine washable. Classically elegant, it is available in Navy with Royal Blue binding and the Hy Signature logo is embroidered on the front tape in silver thread.

    Available in sizes: 5’0 to 7’0

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    Stable Products & Bedding

     

    Pattern & Print 25litre Flexible Gorilla Tub £5.99

    Features golf-ball patterned handles which makes this tub easy to carry around. Perfect storage solution for your home, riding essentials or garden equipment.

    Colours: Blue, Red, Purple

     

    As a great alternative to a traditional straw bed, we offer an extensive range of horse bedding alternatives ideal for horses with respiratory problems, those who tend to eat their beds and for owners looking for an easier to manage bedding system, ask our trained staff in store for information.

    We stock:

    Miscanthus
    Aubiose Bedding
    Equine Wood Pellets 30L Snowflake
    Bedkind Cardboard Bedding Bale
    Littlemax Shavings Bale
    Bedmax Shavings
    Nedzbed Original Bale (wheat)
    Nedzbed Pro Bale (Rape Straw)
    Megazorb

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    Pets

    Kong Bamboo Feeder Dumbell or Ball £10.49 each

    Twist open and fill with kibbles or treats

    • Unpredictable treat dispensing for mental & physical stimulation
    • Natural bamboo for quiet play
    • Great for a bowl replacement alternative
    Kong Bamboo Feeder Ball Medium
    Kong Bamboo Feeder Dumbbell Medium

     

    Special Offer

    Pedigree 28 pack Dentastix Dog Treats

    DentaStix have a unique X shape and, when fed daily, the combination of their special texture and active ingredients, are scientifically proven to help reduce tartar build-up by up to 80%. They are designed to be chewed for long enough to be effective with a gently abrasive texture combined with active ingredients that work with your dog’s saliva to help reduce the build-up of plaque and tartar.

    Medium £6.49 (normally £8.60) 

    Large £6.49 (normally £9.79)

      Coachies Naturals are tasty training treat that your dog will definitely approve of.

    Containing glucosamine, MSM and chondroitin, this low carbohydrate formula helps promote healthy joints and the green tea extract provides natural antioxidants.

    Coachies naturals are also cereal free and contain a highly digestible source of protein. These delicious treats can be gives as a treat or reward.

    These temptingly tasty chicken flavoured treats are 100% healthy.

     Lintbells YuMove Cat 60 capsules £19.96

    Triple-action joint supplement for cats who are stiff or getting older.


    ANCOL NEW 

     

    Canvas Duck £5.29

    Perfect for cuddling and comfort, with different textures to explore and featuring a squeak for interest.


     100% Recycled Stuffing Toys
    Fluffy Emu £7.49

    Ropey Trainers £6.29

    Lizard £6.98

    New Collars and Leads from Ancol

      Ancol Reflective Paw Collar Blue £5.48
    Ancol Reflective Paw Lead Blue 100cm £6.48
    Ancol Geometric Grey Collar 

    Ancol Green Combat Collar £5.48
    Ancol Green Combat Lead 100cm £6.48
    Ancol Reflective Bone Collar Orange £5.48
    Ancol Reflective Bone Lead Orange 100cm £6.48

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     Shooting Supplies

      Bisley 1/2 lb Puppy Dummy £7.25
    Advanced Training Dummy 1lb £8.20
    Rabbit Fur Skin For 1lb Dummies £9.49
    Deluxe Slip Lead £10.50
    Two Dog Clip Brace £7.75
    Field Trial Lead £9.95
    Gun Stand Numbers 1-12 £4.90
    Gun Oil By Bisley 125ml Tin £4.50

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    Pasture and Lawn Seed

    Equipaddock 10kg £46.95

    The combination of three ryegrasses, Timothy, Red Fescue and Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass help form a pasture with a dense sward that is very capable of producing good yields of high quality horse hay.

    Monarch Permanent Pasture 13kg (Acre) £64.95

    A dual purpose mixture that delivers outstanding performance over many years.

    Permanent Pasture is the biggest selling mixture in the Monarch range because it consistently delivers high production over many years whether cut or grazed. Treated with HEADSTART® GOLD for improved establishment

    Rejuvenator is an economical, medium term solution for repairing damaged pastures and boosting yields.

    • Vigorous tetraploid grasses establish quickly and compete well with the existing sward
    • Short term grasses give good early spring growth
    • Longer term grasses offer good ground cover and persistency
    • Sow at 10kg per acre for overseeding into existing pasture

    Formal Grass Seed 2kg £13.95, 10kg £49.95, 20kg £89.95

     

    Ornamental and shaded – a non-ryegrass quality ornamental mixture for all quality lawns and landscape areas

    Mixture Information Pack Size: 10kg & 20kg Sowing Rate: 30-50g/m2 Cutting Height: 15mm

     

    Suburban 10kg £39.95, 20kg £69.95

    A general purpose grass seed – a great all round mixture for lawns and landscape areas.

    Mixture Information Pack Size: 10kg & 20kg Sowing Rate: 35g/m2 Cutting Height: 25mm 

    Suregrow Fertiliser 20kg £12.49 + VAT

    1. Fertilising with Suregrow is a vital compound to achieving a well-balanced paddock
    1. It creates a thicker sward
    1. Stimulates root development which helps through drought stress periods
    1. The thicker sward suppresses weeds
    1. Does not paddle up muddy areas when heavy rain falls

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    Wasps and Fly control

    During the months of September and October, the wasp activity is beginning to wind down, with workers dying and the queen slowing down her egg laying. During those months she lays eggs that hatch into fertile males and females, rather than the infertile female workers she previously hatched. 

    The Buzz Honeypot Wasp Trap With Bait £8.99

    Fly And Maggot Killer £7.49

     

    A powerful, fast acting insecticidal spray formulated to kill most flying and crawling insects. Safe for using in food preparation and livestock areas, destroys flies, mosquitoes, blowfly and maggots, etc.

    STV Fly Papers Pack of 4 £1.79

    Rentokil Wasp Nest Destroyer Foam £6.98 Effective within 24 hours.

     

    Ultimate Outdoor Fly Trap £19.99 (Refill available at £5.99)

     

    Giant, reusable fly trap - up to 80,000 flies. Includes super effective fly attractant. Ideal for smallholdings, refuse areas and stables

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    Tupping Time!

    In order to better manage tupping consider using crayons and a harness on tups.

    Allocating a marker crayon colour to each ram working in a field shows which rams are working and which ewes he has served. If a ram has not marked any ewes this could indicate potential fertility problems. The use of crayons can also help to forecast lambing dates. By using crayon colours in sequence, it is possible to identify when ewes will lamb and group them in accordance. It can also help to forecast busier periods during lambing when additional labour may be required. Use paler coloured crayons first, such as yellow and then darker crayons for subsequent cycles. This will also enable the identification of barren ewes.

      Nylon Ram Harnesses £16.94
    Nettex All Weather Crayon Yellow £2.94
    Ovivac P Plus Sheep Vaccine 100ml, 500ml
    Heptavac P+ Sheep Vaccine 50ml, 100ml, 250ml
    Trilanco Raddle Powder 1kg - £6.10 + VAT
    Stock Marker Sprays £4.49

    Crystalyx Extra High Energy

    Crystalyx Extra High Energy is a feed tub that can be used all year round to provide supplementation for ewes, rams and lambs.

    SUPAlyx Super Energy Plus with Fish Oil 

    An extra high energy feed and mineral bucket for cattle and sheep.

    Rumevite High Energy & Protein

    A high energy and protein feed and mineral block for cattle and sheep on grazing or low energy and protein forages

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    Late season fly strike

    Fly strike is a horrible thing for any flock owner to deal with and can easily be fatal to the sheep if not detected early enough.

    Blowflies (metallic green or blue in appearance) lay their white, seed-like eggs in the wool, often at the rear end or around the horn base but it can be anywhere. When the eggs hatch, the maggots will start to eat into the skin and flesh of the sheep.

    The blowfly “season” used to be May to September but, with climate change, it can happen before and after this period, so flock owners must be vigilant.

    Be prepared and always have the chemicals available to treat fly strike in your medicine cabinet.

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    Back in Stock: Hibiscrub 500ml and 5 litre

    Hibiscrub is an antibacterial wash containing chlorhexidine gluconate which is effective against a wide range of bacteria, yeast, some fungi and viruses.
    This item can be used for skin cleansing.

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    Now Stocking Toasted Crumpet Designs Notecards and Gift Cards

    Set of 6 Notecards £8.50          Cards from £2.30 - £2.50

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    Beware of Foxtails

     


    Foxtails are grasses with seed awns (the foxtail-shaped tip of the grass blade containing seeds). Foxtails have barbed, razor-sharp needles that are extremely dangerous to our dogs. Nature designed them to move in one direction—forward.

    Foxtails easily attach themselves and can burrow deeper and deeper with each movement. Foxtails love paws and can easily become embedded (and hidden) between tender toes. They can work their way into ANY part of the body.

    Foxtail fragments can easily go up the nose and migrate to the brain. Inhaled foxtails can perforate a lung.

    Foxtails that go unnoticed can require surgery to be removed.

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    WORD SEARCH

    Win a Welland Valley Feeds Voucher worth £20

    Print friendly version here

    September’s Word Search has selected ten breeds each of cattle and sheep for you to find. So the farmers may be making the haystacks but lets hope this wordsearch isn’t like looking for a needle in one!

    According to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, there are 34 native cattle breeds and 14 of these are rare. When it comes to counting your sheep, there are 21 native British sheep breeds and more than 90 cross breeds.

    1.

    Limousin

    6.

    Hereford

    11.

    Soay

    16.

    Swaledale

    2.

    Aberdeen Angus

    7.

    Blonde d’Aquitaine

    12.

    North Ronaldsay

    17.

    Herdwick

    3.

    Charolais

    8.

    South Devon

    13.

    Castlemilk Moorit

    18.

    Badger Face

    4.

    British Blue

    9.

    Shorthorn

    14.

    Wensleydale

    19.

    Hebridean

    5.

    Simmental

    10.

    Saler

    15.

    Lleyn

    20.

    Manx Loaghton

    MSF Welland Valley Feeds – Competition Terms: When entering this competition, you are agreeing to us using your information for our marketing purposes. The information is NOT shared with any third party. We will announce the winner on our Facebook page and in the next issue of our Newsletter.

    Please indicate how you would prefer us to contact you:  Post - Email - Telephone

    SEND / E-MAIL / DROP OFF Your entries by FRIDAY 16th October 2020 at 09.30 a.m.

    Post: MSF Welland Valley Feeds Limited, Rockingham Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. LE16 7QE

    E-mail: sales@wellandvalleyfeeds.co.uk

    Drop off your entry in store.

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