Moore Concrete to make their mark

Lisburn farm merchant Sam McConnell and Moore Concrete's John Callaghan discussing the Moore Concrete drinker range, which will feature at this year's Balmoral Show
Lisburn farm merchant Sam McConnell and Moore Concrete's John Callaghan discussing the Moore Concrete drinker range, which will feature at this year's Balmoral Show

As always Moore Concrete will have a major presence at this year’s Balmoral Show. Taking centre stage will be the company’s new Surefoot slat range.

Launched a number of months ago, the company’s Surefoot brand, the first of its kind to be registered in the UK and Ireland, is already proving popular with dairy and other livestock farmers.

The new system has been independently trialled with the results confirming the wherewithal of the slats to offer a significantly enhanced slip resistant surface for livestock. This work was carried out by veterinarian Owen Atkinson, the man who heads up the Cheshire-based Dairy Veterinary Consultancy.

According to Moore Concrete’s Keri McGivern Surefoot slats provide 50% more grip, when compared to standard slat surfaces.

She added: “The use of the new range will lead to a significant reduction in slip related injuries. In addition the Surefoot™ surface will provide cows with more confidence to exhibit their natural behaviours.

“As a result, feed intakes will increase and bulling behaviour will become more noticeable. In robotic scenarios the use of Surefoot™ slats will help encourage additional visits to the milking unit. That means more milk and higher profit margins per cow.

Drinkers are always a key point of interest for visitors coming on to the Moore Concrete stand at Balmoral, a point verified by Lisburn merchant Sam McConnell.

“I have been stocking the Moore Concrete range for the past number of years,” he said. “They are widely recognised by farmers as being of extremely high quality. And demand for these products traditionally increases at this time of the year.

“The 45 gallon drinker is particularly suited to sheep. However, I also stock the 75 gallon plus the 150 gallon and 300 gallon options, which meet the requirements of beef cattle and dairy cows.

“The new rounded edges and the bung, which facilitates easy emptying of the drinkers, are key selling points with farmers.”

This year’s Balmoral Show will also see Moore Concrete unveiling the company’s new tractor weight, designed to give farmers and contractors improved grip in field and greater stability on the road.

Available in 0.5T, 0.75T; 1T and 1.25T options, it has an incorporated facility for a three point linkage and can be front or rear mounted. A towing eye is an integral part of the weight’s compact design. The new product can also be painted to customer specification.

Moore Concrete will also be exhibiting its range of five ft bunker walls, pre-stressed wall panels and cubicle beds.