You know it’s going to be a good summer when they’ve tripled in weight from being a 1lb C2 in feb!
Yesterday I gave in to the temptation of taking a float rod out to see if the fish are progressing as i had expected.
It's still early June so we have a full growing season ahead yet. Plenty of time to double in size again! All thanks to their diet of BP GOLD!
I’m 110% convinced that we make the most cost effective and sustainable feeds to safely grow fish outdoors! I’m entirely absorbed by it! Just watch what can be achieved with our cereal formulations, by the end of the year we will have some serious fish transformations to show you!
Our feeds are gaining popularity overseas with more and more fish transformations being sent in from customers using our cereal pellets. Nic at Lac Du Coron has recently been in touch to report the following...
“Hi Ben, thought I'd drop you a line, one because of how pleased I am and two because I thought you'd find it interesting.
We started feeding your gold pellet into both our lakes and both stock ponds in late March and I am blown away by the results im achieving.
1st things 1st the fish actually seem to want it, a problem I've always found before when feeding fishmeal alternatives.
Secondly the growth rates we are getting are awesome, especially in Lac Solace where the average weight gain since December is a little over 5lbs, unbelievable when you consider the time of year. The 2 images attached emphasize this. Me stocking it in in December, and it's 1st apparence on the bank in mid April, nearly 8lbs growth, hard to believe, but true.
The lake is seriously packed with naturals and I also feed maize and boilie, but the bulk is your pellet and I can say with confidence I wouldn't be getting these results without the BP Gold.
Both stock ponds are also showing solid growth and condition.
And finally, the impact, or lack of impact on the water quality, especially important in our small shallow stock ponds.
Keep up the good work, I'll be ordering another ton soon. Nic”
I have recently heard from a fishery in Norfolk who I have been supplying since I first started BP Milling, and the stock have been given a new lease of life with a little supplementary feeding.
Chris and Jane invested in their new fishery about 5 years ago, the resident fish were ancient and dropping in weight, looking rather sorry for themselves. Chris and Jane have plenty of experience in running a fishery as well as a background in livestock farming, so when we suggested supplementary feeding the lakes, it made perfect sense to them.
Chris initially commented on how feeding a low stock carp fishery (which is tricky fishing at the best of times) seemed like a waste of feed, but he persisted and the changes were quick to materialise.
Heres what Chris sent me this morning:
Thought you might like this one. It was 20.12 in March 2016, then 28.02 in Oct 2017 and is now 31.02.
They have certainly packing it on.I now have had 4 carp over 30lbs caught in the last few weeks.
Feed paying dividends.
Our most popular pellet size is now back in production after a long wait for the new parts to arrive.
I have been stressing all summer about getting the 12mm parts to fit the new machine, they had to be specially made abroad, so I though the chances of them fitting my machine might be slim! But the parts finally arrived some 6 months after I initially placed the order! After a day tinkering and fabricating new tools, I eventually produced my first batch of 12mm pellets!
At first the pellets were coming out extremely hot and hard, and I couldnt get the machine to run up to speed for all the power it was pulling to run the 12mm. After a few hours running in the new parts I soon had the machine running at capacity, and I'm now confident enough to re-launch the 12mm back on the website. You will find the 12mm option available again in the drop down tabs.
The breakdown time of the 12mm pellet now seems to be much much longer, with 10mm of pellet still staying strong after an hour in water.
Local fishery 'Woodside' have been in touch after collecting there 2nd tonne this year..."These pellets have been such a help with transforming fish. So pleased with the results. Could not recommend them enough. They also come with great service. Thanks Ben."
It is with great pleasure that I can finally announce the completion of the new fish feed mill at BP Milling. The project vastly over-ran the schedule as well as going frightfully over budget, so It’s a huge relief to finally have the new machinery and pelleting processes running at last.
Frustratingly, I can only make 6mm pellets until the 12mm parts arrive later in September. There will be on-going work through the winter to further improve the pellet quality further.
After all the hard work gone into the new plant, I would love to hear your feedback or any other requests for pellet sizes would also be helpful.
View the new promotional video on youtube here:
Aquafeed magazine is a monthly paper all about the news in the fish feed industry, innovations and developments of ingredients etc. Well a few weeks ago I was asked by the editorial team to write about the feeds that I make and the market that the feeds are designed for. But when this months issue arrived yesterday I was hoping my article might have been published, so I was a little suprised to find myself on the front cover of the magazine! I will copy the article into this blog post below: