Farmer enjoys success with Keenan approved used diet feeder
Richard Armstrong runs a mixed dairy and beef enterprise, along with his father and brothers, in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.
His dairy herd consists of Holstein-Friesian cows, which are housed year-round.
He also finishes Hereford offspring along with a number of bought-in cattle.
Last year, Richard noticed increased sorting of silage, leading to unnecessary feed waste.
To improve usage of his homegrown feed, Richard decided to purchase a diet feeder that yielded great results.
Higher feed intakes
Improved body condition
Less feed wastage/reduced cost
Consistent ration mix
Fewer days to finish
Exact feed per head tracked (InTouch)
Lower feed cost
Keenan approved-used diet feeders are fully refurbished machines that have undergone detailed reconditioning in the Keenan factory (e.g., shot-blasted, painted, fitted with heavy-duty top knives, body blades, paddle rubbers and seals).
Making feeding easier
Richard’s rations consist of homegrown grass silage, barley, a balancer premix and Alltech Mycosorb®.
Richard said: “The Keenan six-paddle system supported by the InTouch nutritional support ensures a consistent ration, making it easy to achieve the same mix quality every day with less feed wastage.”
Looking for a 2nd-hand diet feeder?
For KEENAN Approved-used and 2nd-hand diet feeders please visit https://bit.ly/2ToQdJh to download a catalogue or call the KEENAN team at (059) 977 1200.