Bob Allen (Nutritional Supplements) Ltd was formed in 1986 by Bob Allen who had previously been a sole trader, starting the business in 1981. Bob concentrated on direct farm sales and built up a strong presence in West Cork, our local area. Gerald Allen and his wife Jane took over the company on Bob’s retirement in 1995 and have continued to develop the business since then.
We still like to maintain our strong West Cork links but we have managed to extend our sales area to the whole country by promoting our minerals sales through agricultural shows and through farmer to farmer recommendations.
Our products are now available direct in minimum quantities of a tonne which is ideal for the home mixer. The business has expanded in its processing and product lines supplying local millers and co operatives with both mineral supplements and our complementary products.
We make powder minerals to order, if a specialist mix is required, with the analysis determined by ourselves in conjunction with our consultant nutritionist or by a nutritionist already employed by the farmer. If you need to test your grass or maize silage, we can also do that for you – knowing the quality and mineral content of your silage makes it easier to match the right mineral to your feeding system.
Our policy is always to make the best possible mineral from the best possible ingredients within the constraints determined by the farmer. We do on-site visits as required but we also deal with farmers on the phone because we sell minerals on an all Ireland basis, so distance is not a problem.
We also like to be innovative and find new ways to solve the difficulties that arise from feeding mineral ingredients on farm when there is no diet feeder being used, or silage to sprinkle mineral ingredients along. One of our new innovations is our pelleted mineral range. These mineral pellets make it easy to feed minerals separately from feed ingredients, directly to a cow in a rotary parlour or robotic system; allowing you to vary feed intakes while keeping mineral levels the same. This is especially useful in summer when grass variation can cause variation in milk yield and quality. Contact us for more info.
Our Mission Statement
Our objective is to create the best mineral supplements to solve the potential and actual mineral problems of the animal (herd or individual), to achieve optimum health and performance, from the best/most suitable products available; within the monetary constraints available to the farmer or stockman: and encompass related activities to achieve this aim; while including feed safety as a priority within our manufacturing system.
We are a specialist manufacturer of animal feed supplements, licensed by the Department of Agriculture (Manufacturing License No. 496) and with EU Approval to manufacture premixtures and mineral mixtures (No. aIEC000538). We also have UFAS (No. 5068) and Bord Bia (No. 1) certification, which is reviewed annually to give you extra confidence in our manufacturing system.
As we deliver the majority of what we manufacture so we are also a registered feed haulier (No. IEC236989)