Value Added Services
At Hi Peak, we work in partnership with our customers. We offer a range of value added services that goes beyond simply supplying your feed.
On farm support
Hi Peak’s staff are always available to visit on farm and to talk through your business objectives and provide any practical and nutritional advice we can. This also allows our nutritionists to discuss with you the product options best suited to match the requirements of your farm. In addition, our nutritionists regularly pay visits to your farm to ensure your feed ration is meeting its targets through weighing and flock observation, in addition to providing advice in farm management wherever you feel it is necessary.
A member of staff is responsible for both our research and development programme, but also has a wealth of experience in organic farming paperwork. Having formerly worked for Organic Farmers and Growers, they have an intricate knowledge of the paperwork system and are able to support customers with this.
Devenish Herd Monitor is a software package that allows an individual herd’s progress to be tracked on a monthly basis using milk recording data. It provides an in-depth analysis of all areas of herd health, production and fertility, and relevant recommendations to be made for the areas in which the overall performance of the herd could be improved.
Soil health and fertility
With 60% of organic milk to be delivered through forage, keeping our soils in optimum condition is vital. At Hi-Peak, we can provide access to experts in soil nutrition who can advise on the current health of your soil and steps that can be taken to improve this.
With 60% of organic diets having to come from forage (on a dry matter basis), part of our service offering to our customers is providing sampling of silage and forages for key constituents such as dry matter percentage, energy, protein and fermentation quality. Forage mineral analysis is also available.
Feeds and blends can then be tailored to achieve optimum benefit from both bought in feeds and forages, ensuring there is not a drop off in performance and ultimately a reduction in business performance.