Nutrition is a fundamental aspect to livestock production.  At Tarff we recognise the need to provide professional advice and services to ensure that all nutrients required for animal growth and welfare are met.

Both our nutritionists and Sales Representatives are FAR registered to ensure you receive the best possible advice on your feed requirements.

Grain samples can be tested in house for moisture levels, which are then followed up by one of our team providing advice.  If any other tests are required, the sample can be sent to the labs for further analysis.

Forage analysis is often the foundation of ration building and acts as an important tool which allows our customers to gain valuable information about their forages.  Your local sales representative or nutritionist can come onto farm to take either a face or core sample of your grass silage, wholecrop, haylage or hay which will then be sent to the lab.  Grass samples can also be taken throughout the growing season.  Once the results are back, your rep can advise, or our nutritionists can create a diet plan specific to your needs.

Either grass or forage samples can be taken and be tested to highlight the mineral levels present in the feedstuff. Reports detail levels of Ca, P, Mg, Na, K, S, Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn, Co, Mo, Al, Se, Cd, As and Pb. The analysis of mineral levels helps to ensure that correct mineral supplementation is being provided which is of growing importance as the complexity of livestock requirements increase.

Grain samples can be tested in house for moisture levels, which are then followed up by one of our team providing advice.  If any other tests are required, the sample can be sent to the labs for further analysis.


We can provide agronomy advice as well as a range of services.  Our agronomists are B.A.S.I.S qualified ensuring that you receive the best possible advice regarding your crops.  We are able to advice on crop production and crop protection and supply solutions for almost any situation.

At Tarff we have Agronomists who are available for crop walking to identify weeds, pests and disease as well as to discuss the ways to optimise crop performance.  We can adopt arable crops onto our agronomy ledger and regularly inspect and advise on the crops process throughout the growing season.

The most important factor effecting the success of crops is seed selection. It is imperative to choose the correct seed for the desired result be it, to graze sheep on upland pastures or produce bumper crops of high yielding silage for dairy cows.  At Tarff we recognise the importance of using high quality seeds at affordable prices.  We therefore offer seed mixture formulations specific to you needs.  We also offer a range called ‘Scottish Leys’ which are specially mixed to suit the Scottish climate and farm types.

Fertiliser Services

At Tarff we offer a range of fertiliser services.  Your fertiliser programme is important and we actively support your specific needs.  We have access to a number of suppliers which offer substantial varieties of fertiliser.  Offering both slurry and soil sampling to analyse the fertiliser requirements of individual farms, our FACTS registered product managers are able to advise you on your fertiliser requirements.

Your local rep can supply you with the materials and instructions needed to carry out a sample.  Samples will be sent to the lab, with the analytical results being sent back to us.  Slurry results will show the levels of determinants present in the slurry such as nitrogen, ammonium nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, copper, zinc and sodium.  From this, we can use the analysis as part of your fertiliser programme.

Tarff representatives are able to come to farm and take soil samples, or if you prefer, we can supply the materials needed, i.e. soil sample kit and corer, which you can use yourself.  Samples will be submitted to the lab, with the results being sent back to us.  Soil analysis highlights the levels of phosphorus, potash, pH, calcium and magnesium levels which enable our advisors to determine the fertiliser requirements of your farm to ensure you obtain maximum yields.

Tag Ordering

Tags can be ordered in house through a number of suppliers, namely; Allflex, Caisley, Cox, Dalton, Denimex, Fearing, Ketchum, Ritchie, Roxan, Shearwell and QuickTag.

We ask that customers are ready with the information needed, such as herd number, CPH number, colour required, Single/Double Tags, Slaughter Tags, Replacement Tags and the numbers required. We are able to order tags for Cattle, Sheep, Pigs and more – all you need to do is ask and we will sort it out!

For urgent deliveries of replacement tags, we can arrange guaranteed next day delivery either by 9am or 1pm; however an extra postal charge will apply. In order to merit next day delivery, we ask you to order before 2.30pm. When ordering a new batch of tags, we give our suppliers a two week window to prepare the tags and deliver them directly to you. In store we offer a number of tagging devices along with blank tags for you to complete yourself.


Tarff has a fleet of vehicles ranging from small delivery vans to rigid lorries and everything in between! Throughout our trading area, we can deliver most products although these are subject to terms and conditions. Deliveries range from bulk, tipped or blown as well as tote and 25kg bags.  We can even arrange specialist products and order them in for you, we like to accommodate everyone!