Redrock Machinery Ltd will have a key presence at this year’s Fintona Machinery event. The company’s stand will show case a range of equipment with its 20m³ paddle feeder taking pride of place.
“It is a tandem axle machine, which can be utilised on all livestock farms in Northern Ireland,” explained Redrock sales manager Mark Linden.
“The machine can handle all forages, including baled silage with ease, cutting to a precise chop length. All forages, grains, protein supplements, vitamins and minerals are thoroughly mixed.
“As a consequence, stock will not be able to hunt out individual ingredients and must eat the very important, but less tasty roughage, along with the rest of the ration.
“With their redesigned rotor, these machines are operated at low revs and so require less horsepower, resulting in a more fuel efficient feed, mix after mix. There will also be continuing daily fuel savings over the life of the feeder.
“In keeping with the ethos of the Redrock tradition, this machine is engineered to the highest specifications of design and strength to ensure the maximum working life for the end user.”
Redrock paddle mixer feeders produce a feed structure that optimises the way feed is converted to milk for the dairy farmer, and likewise converts the maximum amount of feed to live-weight gain for the stock farmer. Long grass and straw, normally difficult to mix, is chopped to the required length-short enough to be totally incorporated into the feed, but still long enough to properly stimulate the cow’s rumen. As the fodder stalk structure is maintained, the need to feed other fibrous material like straw, is greatly reduced. Animals are able to more effectively digest the feed and therefore produce more milk or beef while eating the same amounts.
The Redrock mixing rotor turns clockwise and the material is gently passed through the very effective cutting system while it is mixing. When the machine is discharging, the rotor turns anti-clockwise. The reverse mix action ensures a perfect, even, fluffy mix.
Complementing the paddle feeder on the Fintona stand will be a 14m³ single vertical auger feeder. This machine can mix everything from large round or square bales of silage, straw and hay, to precision cut silage, maize, meal etc.
Serrated knives are used to efficiently chop fibrous foodstuffs to the length required for effective mixing and healthy digestion. This process is assisted by two ‘counter knives which restrict the material as it is driven past them by the auger. These come as standard.
The auger incorporates a carefully positioned sweeper arm which has been painstakingly designed by Redrock Machinery to give a perfect blend of all selected ingredients.
The company will also profile its range of renowned silage blockcutters, all-round blockcutters and slurry pumps at Fintona. Redrock will be located in the main hall at this year’s event.
For further information, telephone Redrock Machinery Ltd on (028) 3755 2390