Entries in Bio-friendly Horsefeeds (5)

Monday
Dec142009

JJ JETS BACK HOME

jj the jet plane heads home on his flight

JJ The Jet Plane on his flight back home
(Photo : Vumafeed)

JJ CATCHES HIS PLANE HOME

Vuma fed Champion Sprinter, JJ the Jet Plane has returned to South Africa and is currently in quarantine in Cape Town.

The highlights of his 2009 overseas campaign were winning 2 listed races, one in Dubai and one in the UK, as well as running a gallant third on Royal Ascot Day.

JJ will be in quarantine until 26 December 2009, just a day too late for Christmas celebrations.
He will be heading back to the Vaal training stables of Lucky Houdalakis (website) and you can bet that the Houdalakis team and all the connections will be out in force to welcome their hero home.
 
We love to feed your Champion!

vuma gold logowww.vumafeed.co.za

 

Friday
Nov062009

Midfeeds goes Green!

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The Midfeeds Sales Team

Midfeeds, stockists of Vuma feed and our biggest retailer, was awash with green instead of their usual orange.

Quite by coincidence Marquerite Oberholzer, Jacqui Wood and the sales team arrived in their Vuma T-shirts. We love to know that we are top of mind when they get up in the morning!

Midfeeds is based in Kyalami on the R55, near Crowthorne and are stockists of the full range of Vuma products. They can be contacted on 011 468 1824.

Monday
Oct262009

WHAT ARE THE SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN DRAFT UP TO?

  summerhill ready to run draft outride

Summerhill Ready To Run draft outride
(Photo : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE
8 NOVEMBER 2009

Summerhill Stud report that they are always flattered by the number of people who visit their website on a daily basis, never more so than in the weeks leading to the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale. Interest is at an all time high, as people clamber for news of the Gallops. Gratifyingly, the posting of the live show on their website www.summerhill.co.za by Monday p.m., will provide all the answers. 

Following is an extract from an article published on the Summerhill Blog :

"Another source of regular curiosity, is what happens to the horses in the immediate aftermath of the gallops. Being the highly bred animals they are, genetically attuned to running, their first instinct when they’re as well as they are and in the flower of youth, is to get out and run, but it’s our job right now to get them to Germiston in one piece for the sale. Mercifully, of the 110 Summerhill entries, only 6 had very minor muscle twitches, bumps or bruises by the following morning, something of a miracle considering the hot-blooded nature of thoroughbreds, and that this was the “acid test” years ago, we remember with some horror the number of horses suffering with sore shins, a phenomenon commonplace in training yards with two year olds. 

More recently at Summerhill, with the implementation of our bio-friendly farming and nutritional practices, we’ve laid down the quality bone which comfortably accommodates the rigours of racing, and it’s as big a compliment as we can pay to this revolution, that there wasn’t a single one with “shins” on Saturday morning. While there are other contributing factors, including genetics and some of our husbandry practices, the biggest factors are the way we farm, and the benefits flowing from our dedicated use of Vuma as our nutritional foundation

For the fortnight after the gallops, the strings go out (about 16 at a time) for a long walk and an easy trot, and for the last time till they retire to stud one day, they’ll know the freedom of the paddocks. It’s some sight to see them when they’re let go with 30 acres in front of them in the mornings, fresh as they are right now, but it’s a touch nerve-wracking when they’re headlong in the direction of the boundary fence at 70km an hour, with few signs of letting up! 

Once they get to the TBA’s magnificent Sales Complex at Germiston (for anyone who’s never been, it’s a world class facility, ranking with the best anywhere), they’re confined to two long walks, morning and afternoon, and they’ll be subjected to an entirely new routine. It’s bedlam in “Block A” once we get there, as there are droves of trainers, agents and owners passing through the complex every day, and there’s an entirely new discipline involved in standing to attention, and marching for inspection. 

But they’re in the hands of some of the best professionals in the world, and it’s a joy to watch our young Zulus parading these horses; they have few equals in the realm of stockmanship."

Friday
Oct022009

MAKE THE GREENER CHOICE

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(Please click above to enlarge...)

 NO COMPROMISE! 

Compromise is not a word we tolerate at Vuma. That’s why we still make our horsefeeds according to the Vuma Purity Oath of 1989.

Some years back, we started manufacturing our horsefeeds on bio-friendly principles and the creed, by which we started, stands firm today. Use nothing but the very best ingredients and, wherever possible, acquire them from organic producers who share our values.

Everything we do, you can do. By stopping by to pick up a bag of Vuma, you make your own contribution to the health of the planet. Last year, we bought responsibly grown, ethically traded ingredients from farmers who are good to their workers, the community and the environment. We believe that this care for our people, our horses and our environment is what sets us apart. And the results are there for everyone to see.

And remember this. Every pound is an individual masterpiece, made and wrapped by hand, in a recyclable paper bag. With the care and concern you show for your horses, we strive to ensure that they get nothing but the best! It’s something we believe in. Deeply. It’s what we stand for. Forever.

It’s the way we’ll keep making horsefeeds. Without compromise.

vuma horsefeeds linkwww.vumafeed.co.za

Friday
Jul032009

VUMA - HORSEFEEDS WITHOUT COMPROMISE

"Vuma Horsefeeds : The Innovator in Equine Nutrition"


“Compromise” is not a word we use around here. In fact, it’s forbidden. There’s enough compromise in the world, and we don’t tolerate it at Vuma. That’s why we still make our horsefeeds according to the Vuma Purity Oath of 1989.

Ever since then, we’ve been working away at making better and better horsefeeds, to the degree that today Vuma stands as the innovator, the Rolls Royce in the nutrition business. In South Africa and abroad.

Some years back, we developed the very first range of bio-friendly horsefeeds in the world, and the creed by which we started, stands firm today. Use nothing but the very best ingredients, and wherever possible, acquire them from organic producers who share our values.

Everything we do, you can do. By stopping by to pick up a bag of Vuma, you make your own contribution to the health of the planet. Last year, we bought 264 000 000 pounds of responsibly grown, ethically traded ingredients. From farmers who are good to their workers, the community and the environment. As far as we know, we’re still the only people that do it this way. And the results are there for everyone to see.

Our racetracks were designed to encourage a cracking pace. Our homestretches are renowned as the energy-sappers of the world. Yet, on the biggest of the big days, when the cry went out with 400 metres to go, Vuma was there to answer the call. Every time.

That’s why we feed the bulk of the nation’s top trainers. That’s why we’re the fastest growing brand in the leisure horse business. It’s the reason we’re known as the “Roller”. We won’t give up on you.

And remember this. Every pound is an individual masterpiece, made and wrapped by hand, in a recyclable paper bag. With the care and concern you show for your horse. It’s something we believe in. Deeply. It’s what we stand for. Forever.

It’s the way we’ll keep making horsefeeds. Without compromise.

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