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Agriculture & Feedmill Products

As well as operating under our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems, Carmean is also independently accredited by Kiwa PAI* Ltd. as complying with the requirements of the FEMAS† scheme.

Accreditation to this important animal feed assurance scheme was obtained in September 2004. Carmean is also registered with DAERAunder Regulation (EC) 183/2005 The Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement)(Northern Ireland) Regulations 2005.  Registration Number is GB NI/119.

*Product Authentication International, who administer the scheme

Feed Material Assurance Scheme

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (NI)

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Products for the agricultural, animal feed and poultry industries are as follows:

Agricultural Sector

  • Agricultural lime: Size:  0/1 mm. Ground limestone is a natural source of calcium.  Use it to lime fields to reduce acidity and add calcium.  Available in bulk tipper loads.
  •  Limestone grit: Size:  2/4 mm. For the fertiliser industry.  Used to make fertiliser preparations when coated with potash &c.
  • Fine White bedding lime available in tonne bags or in Bulk

Animal Feed Sector

  • Limestone flour: Size:  0/1 mm. A natural animal feed additive.  Available in 25 kg bags, 1 tonne tote bag or bulk tanker loads.
  • Limestone filler: Size: 

Poultry Feed Sector

  • Limestone granular: Size: 0.6 mm. For incorporation into poultry feeds.  Available in 25 kg bags, 1 tonne bags or bulk tanker loads.
  • Poultry grit: Size: 1/2 mm and 2/4 mm grades. Available in 25 kg bags or in bulk tanker loads.
  • Pigeon grit: 2/4 mm. Available in 25 kg bags.

Other products stocked:

  • Oyster shell grit: A premium pigeon or poultry grit.  Available in 25 kg bags. 
  • Flint grit: Sizes:  1/2mm, 2/4mm or 4/6mm. A natural grit for poultry to aid gizzard action.  Available in 25 kg bags.

Summary Feed Supply Specification:

General

EU Name: Limestone

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Factory Process: Product obtained by crushing and grinding natural deposits of calcium carbonate (limestone)

Physical Characteristics/Appearance: A white to slightly off-white granular material or powder (depending on specific product)

Use: Main source of dietary calcium in animal feedstuffs

Product storage requirements: All products supplied must be stored dry and under cover

Grading

Sieve

(mm)

2/4mm

Grit

1/2mm

Grit

Granular Flour Filler

5.0

4.0

2.8

2.0

1.0

0.5

0.25

0.125

0.063

100

90-100

0-35

0-2

100

95-100

0-25

0-2

100

70-100

30-70

15-50

0-25

100

95-100

70-100

40-75

20-55

100

85-100

70-100

 

Heavy metals & other ions or elements

Heavy metal, ion or element Maximum allowed (ppm) Typical analysis (ppm)

Arsenic

Lead

Mercury

Cadmium

Fluorine

Nitrates

2                                      

20

0.1

1

350

15

<0.05

<1

260

 

 

Requirements:

 
Calcium Element Minimum 35% (Typical analysis 38.54%)
Moisture content of fine products Maximum 0.5%
Salmonella ABSENT
Free from contamination Glass & Metal
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