Ration Formulation

Ration Formulation

TBA offer a bespoke ration formulation service using Ultramix, the UK’s leading nutritional software.

We are able to create diets for high yielding dairy cows through to dry cows. Our work is based on the latest research and understanding of feeding ruminants, this service is supported by a number of our other services.

Forage Analysis

Feed and Mineral Analysis

Working closely with the leading UK laboratories, TBA offer a full forage feed and mineral analysis. In order to formulate diets and minerals it is crucial to understand the properties of the feed as every farm is different!

Often forgotten, we also offer a water mineral analysis service. It is important when formulating minerals to know the levels already being consumed.

Manure Analysis

Manure Analysis

The manure sieving process allows us to understand how efficiently the cows are digesting the feed they are consuming. With margins becoming tighter on farms it is imperative that the cost of feeding the cow is being utilised fully.

TMR Analysis

TMR Analysis

TMR is the most common way to feed UK dairy herds these days. Whilst it is critical to ensure the diet is formulated correctly it is also important to check the structure of the TMR as the foundations must be correct in order to build.

The Penn State Separator allows us to measure the distribution of feed and forage particles within your TMR.

Dairy costings service

Dairy Costing Service

Working in partnership with Kingshay, TBA can provide you with a full costing service for your herd. This service allows you to track your herd’s individual performance but also allows you to benchmark yourself against other similar systems.

Creating and managing an effective footbath

Footbath Design

Working closely with Zinpro, a world leading mineral nutrition company, TBA can provide you with the FirstStep approach to creating and managing an effective footbath.

An effective footbath is crucial in controlling infectious diseases such as digital dermatitis.


Mycotoxin Testing

Mycotoxins are natural substances produced by moulds. Over 500 mycotoxins have been identified and this number is steadily increasing. Find out more about our products for testing for and combating Mycotoxins!

Weighing & Monitoring Service

At TBA we have a dedicated member of the team that can help with calf nutrition and also provide a service to weigh and monitor daily live weight gains. Our aim is to help make sure farm targets are being met and ensure our clients are building a sustainable and more profitable business for the future.

Transition Management System (TMS)

Nutriopt Heifer Diet Formulation Model

At TBA we have access to a specific heifer diet formulating tool to ensure we are creating the best nutritionally balanced diets from weaning to pre-calving that will support healthy growth and development throughout each growth stage, to achieve an average age of first calving between 22-24 months.

Transition Management System (TMS)

Environment & Ventilation Assessment

At TBA we work with some strategic partners to allow us the ability to assess calf and youngstock environments and ventilation and then make recommendations for improvements if necessary. The barn environment plays an important part in keeping calves healthy to achieve target growth rates.

The F1 Dairy Blueprint

The F1 Dairy Blue Print is quite unique; it is the product of the best of dairy farming nutrition and management practise from some of the most successful dairy units in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and North America today.

The blueprint is constantly updated as best practices develop.

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