Date:02.09.2014Time:06:16
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Cows like it light and fluffy

Cows like it light and fluffy

More milk from less feed – that is the claim by Keenan for its new Mech-Fiber system, which majors on the way ingredients are mixed and presented to the cow, rather than the formulation of the actual diet. According to Keenan's nutrition director, Professor David Beever, the way rations are mixed can have a significant influence on feed efficiency. "Comparisons between Keenan's paddle mixing system and vertical auger-type mixers revealed that identical ingredients resulted in higher milk yields from cows fed the Keenan mix," he says. "Trials at Reading University recorded increases of one litre of milk/cow/day." He adds that this revelation has now been further exploited through the introduction of a mix management system called PACE – Performance Acceleration and Control Enhancement. Using an electronic link between farm office and a data-bank, PACE combines feed information, production requirements and processing control to produce and monitor Mech-Fiber rations. When rations are being mixed, it not only tells the operator the weight and order of ingredients but also the number of paddle rotations needed to produce the required light, fibrous mix.


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