24 July 2002

FINAL CHANCE TO WIN A KEENAN KLASSIK VALUED AT £21,000

Sorry if you were confused by the

headline on last weeks competition

page. This is your last chance to win a

Keenan mixer wagon worth £21,000.

Just read the text,

answer the

question and

fill in the

coupon

THE Keenan Klassik is the ultimate management tool for feeding flexibility whatever the silage quality available. This season grass silage quality is highly variable, so its particularly important to have the ability to incorporate a wide range of cost effective feedstuffs into dairy and beef rations.

&#42 Structural fibre

Early cut and wet silages will require the addition of structural fibre (eg straw) to complement the leafy forage. If crude protein is high, quickly fermented energy (eg molasses, cereal) will be beneficial to use the soluble nitrogen.

&#42 Maximising intakes

With mid to late season silages the aim is to maximise intakes. Supplementation with a purchased moist feed (eg brewers grains), is likely to be effective. Late season silages will need to be heavily supplemented with both energy and protein. The Klassik can be used to mix a simple TMR on-farm, and increase the productivity of silage.

&#42 Cost-effective solution

Irrespective of silage quality the method of feeding is the key to maintaining rumen health. Feeding as TMR will minimise the risk of acidosis and digestive upset. Keenan System specialists work with the farmer to ensure the Keenan System provides a cost-effective solution to getting the best from available forage.

What should be added to early cut and wet silage this year?

A: Moist feeds?

B: Structural fibre?

C: High protein feeds?

(tick one box)

Keenan/FW mixer wagon competition

My answers to the questions are as follows:

(the date refers to the FW issue in which that question originally appeared)

1 (June 28): Without changing the ration, what was Richard Mycocks increase in daily milk yield/cow? (tick one box)

A: 2 litres? B: 3 litres? C: 4 litres?

2 (July 5): Since changing to the Keenan System, the Farrers have reduced the number of days to slaughter in their beef operation by how many days? (tick one box)

A: 60 days? B: 80days? C: 100 days?

3 (July 12): By mixing their own calf feed in the Keenan mixer wagon, how much are the Taylors saving per tonne on purchased feed? (tick one box)

A: £10? B: £20? C: £50?

4 (July 19): Since purchasing a Keenan, by how much has lwg per day increased in the Sangers growing cattle? (tick one box)

A: 0.1kg? B: 0.2kg? C: 0.3kg?

5 (July 26): What should be added to early cut and wet silage this year? (tick one box)

A: Moist feeds? B: Structural fibre? C: High protein feeds?

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Please send the completed coupon to:Keenan Mixer Wagon Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS. Closing date is Aug 9, 2002.

1. How is the Keenan Klassik mixer wagon to be won? Read the text on the competition pages in each of the FW issues of June 28, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 and answer the question each week. There is a coupon in this issue in which you can write your answers.

2. The winner will receive a Keenan Klassik 100 mixer wagon worth £21,000. No cash alternatives are available.

3. The decision of the competition judges and of the editor of farmers weekly is final. No correspondence can be entered into.

4. The competition is open to all readers of farmers weekly in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland other then employees of Keenan or its distributors or of farmers weekly.

5. Closing date for completed entries is Aug 9, 2002. Please send them to Keenan Klassik Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

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