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Ouse and Cherwell are celebrating their 50th year of trading.

Ouse and Cherwell Winter Meetings 2018

We are organising 4 meetings during January and February.

Tuesday 16th January - TimacAgro (develop, manufacture and market specialist fertilisers and alternative nutritional products).

Thursday 25th January - Livestock Day.  Morning meeting with KW Feeds and afternoon meeting on TB.  Cull zones, results of culls, top tips of how to improvement biosecurity and for TB testing.

Tuesday 30th January - Techology Day - Farmplan packages and Gatekeeper workshop.

Monday 12th February - Arable day -  Morning meeting, Generic vs main stream ag-chemicals. Afternoon meeting Latest on Blackgrass trials.

If you would like to attend these meetings please read full details within the 'News & Events' page within the 'Members Area' or see our newsletters, ring the Office 01280 703497.

If you are interested to joint Ouse and Cherwell as a new member we would be very pleased to hear from you on the above number, or email: 


World shortage of vitamins A & E for animal feed production due to a major fire at BASF's facility in Germany.  Click on image below for full details.

This will quickly have a significant effect on the cost of bag minerals too.


The following is information extracted from Feed Info News Service which provides a helpful summary:

Vitamins: What Happened Last Month?

Here is a quick round-up of what has been happening in the vitamin markets in recent weeks.

The vitamin markets have taken centre stage in recent weeks, ever more so since the October 31 fire which occurred at BASF's Citral plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. This sparked extreme volatility in the markets for vitamin A 1000 and vitamin E 50 and the effects are still being felt today.

BASF not only had to declare Force Majeure for its citral and isoprenol based aroma ingredients, but also had to shut down vitamin A and E plants. The company will only be able to restart these plants once supply of citral is re-established and the corresponding intermediates for vitamin A and E become available. The problem is that BASF isn't the only player concerned. Its citral plant also produces precursors for vitamin A manufacture, which it supplies to other producers of vitamin A. According to Feedinfo estimates, around 40-45% of the global vitamin A feedgrade market is currently supplied by precursors which are manufactured at the citral facility. Adisseo, for instance, has said it will significantly reduce output of all its vitamin A products due to the Force Majeure events.

The vitamin A market was already tight before the October 31 incident and there is still no sign of an improvement in a market where considerable strain continues to exist on the supply chain.

The global vitamin E market, meanwhile, also remains in structural oversupply. But short term the market is tight, not only due to the effects of the BASF force majeure but also to the lower than usual output in China during the summer months. In another mid-November development, DSM announced plans to acquire Amyris' Brotas facility and arnesene-related intellectual property - considered a new low-cost pathway for the manufacture of vitamin E.

Finally, vitamin D3 prices in Europe remain at levels which are close to historical highs. India's Fermenta Biotech reported a fire incident at its vitamin D3 manufacturing facility in Dahej, Gujarat State on November 29. The company had to stop offering vitamin D3 products and hopes to resume manufacturing operations at the earliest.



To read the full details of Watson fuel cards please go to the Members Area, Suppliers news, offers, features.


Click on image below to see Heygates December Newsletter details including their opening times between Christmas & New Year.


Simon Bateman, Upper Gt. Ouse Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer has secured a few free advisory visits to offer. These one to one's can be very informative and useful especially if you are thinking of going into CS.  Any advice taken up from a visit will help with your application scoring.

The soil and manure sampling are two different visits, so it may be useful to have both so you can see what your soil contains and then plan accordingly once you know the nutrient content of your manure type.

Mobile: 07768 873942.  Please click on the graphic below for full details.



The Equine Laundry have a new drop off point for Brackley.  You can now take your rugs to BAGFORCE, Field Farm, Charlton Road, Brackley NN13 5GN (next to Hydramex).  Open Monday-Friday 7.30 am - 5.00 pm.  Please put your rugs in bags and fill out rug tickets on arrival.

Cox & Robinson delivery dates shown on map below.

New Suppliers to O&C



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New Rules for Bait Rodenticides: Are you compliant?  Click below for full details.


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Brackley Farming Club - Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Brackley Rugby Club and start at 7.45pm. 

All new members are welcome, please contact Natasha Lewis 01280 704543 or Marcus Blake 07789 221559