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.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 2:00 pm
Updated Friday, 25th June 2021, 3:02 pm

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)

No overfeeding

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 to download a catalogue or call the KEENAN team at (059) 977 1200.