B&W Feeds (Mobile) Ltd. is a privately owned limited company, operating from premises at Tarrant Gunville, a village on the North Dorset – South Wiltshire border.
The Company joined the Eastbury Estate group of companies in 1995. It had previously been the animal feeds division of the local agricultural merchanting company, Blandford & Webb.
Our specific interest was the mobile on-farm feeds processing service, provided by truck mounted mills. On purchase it soon became very apparent that the old and unreliable American milling equipment, common to all this type of business, was not able to support or provide the service required.
Investigation of alternative machines led to the importation of the first new German Buschhoff milling machine in the UK, in 1997. So successful was this that we acquired the sole UK & Ireland distributorship for the Buschhoff Company of Germany. New machines have continued to be added to the fleet until all old units were replaced. The latest addition to the fleet is a Buschhoff Tourmix 03 machine, offering the very best in mill and mixing technology.
To establish the company and the on-farm service provided as equal to any manufactured feed, we made the decision to become the first ISO registered mobile feeds service company in the UK in 1998. This was enhanced and replaced in 2004 by UFAS (UK Feed Assurance Scheme), the latest industry standard for safe animal feed production. This has been further complimented by accreditation with the NAAC (the National Association of Agricultural Contractors) in 2006, followed in the same year by organic accreditation to ensure we are able to service the needs of our organic customers.
We have seen mill and mixing experience rapid growth fuelled by the demand for safe fully traceable animal feeds, and the low prices and margins in both cereals and livestock enterprises. On-farm processing offers a safe and practical solution for these demands, which has been coupled with our provision of a full service for the customer providing advice, products and processing to high independently certifiable standards. To compliment the mill and mixing business, we have developed a large range of feed products and supplements. We also supply a full range of straights, proteins, minerals, mineral straights and additives. Most products can be supplied bagged or in bulk. We also offer a range of bespoke feeds made to order at our depot for customers who have no access to their own grain or who have run out.
B&W Feeds now trades across Southern England, from Cornwall in the west to Kent in the East, reaching up as far as Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.