Top quality wild bird seed & pigeon food, direct from the manufacturer, delivered to your door.
S.S.Seed Co. offer a unique range of wild bird food, specifically mixed using the best wild bird seeds available. We also produce over 35 Pigeon food mixtures, again using the finest corn.
We are the first company in the U.K. to market our products direct to the public without going through the usual channels of wholesalers and retailers. You can now order direct from the mill and have the goods delivered to your door anywhere in the mainland UK, including Northern Ireland.
The company operate from a purpose built grain handling plant on their 100 acre site at Bradbury near Sedgefield County Durham. The mill has capacity to store up to 400 tonnes in bulk silos and a further 600 tonnes+ in the pallet store. The fully automated production facility can clean and pack up 100 tonnes per day.
Opening Times: 8am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday, weekends by appointment
S.S.Seed Co. produce a large range of pigeon and wild bird seed mixtures, as well as providing a variety of products & accessories for all kinds of bird.
Flax as a regular part of the diet
Prairie flax is a high quality food. It contains the essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids – alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid respectively; fibre; and lignans. Health experts encourage the regular use of flax in the diet for better health.
Omega-3 fatty acid
About 42% of the flax seed is oil, and more than 70% of that oil is of the healthful polyunsaturated fat. Too much of the diet today is composed of saturated and trans fatty acids. The flax seed oil component contains 57% of the important omega-3 fatty acid, ALA. A unique feature of flax is the high ratio of ALA to linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid).
Nutritionists consider these two polyunsaturated fatty acids as essential because the body cannot manufacture them from any other substances. This means they must be eaten as a part of the diet. While other plant seeds — corn, sunflower, peanuts — contains the omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid, flax contains much more of the essential omega-3 fatty acid.
Flax seed contains soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre can lower blood cholesterol levels, while insoluble fibre moves the stool through the colon more quickly, helping with regular bowel movements. What makes flax stand out above other whole grains is its mix of fibre. Rather than containing large amounts of one type of fibre, flax seeds contain generous quantities of both soluble and insoluble fibre.
Johnson Seeds specializes in the production, processing, contracting and marketing of forage and special crops. Presently, Johnson Seeds is very active in the contract multiplication and purchase of all forage and turfgrass seeds which are presently being produced in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan, primarily timothy and alfalfa.