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WIN A KEENAN KLASSIK FEEDER WORTH £17,000

30 July 1999

WIN A KEENAN KLASSIK FEEDER WORTH £17,000

You could win a new Keenan

Klassik II feeder worth

£17,000 in our summer

competition. Just look out for

the competition pages this

week and next week, then

answer the questions and fill

in the coupon that will appear

in next weeks issue

FUNDAMENTAL to the Keenan System and new Keenan Klassik II is that the system should increase farm profitability for its users. Using farm-grown feeds and quality food by-products in home-mixed rations not only cuts ration cost but also increases animal performance.

By presenting cows with a nutritionally balanced ration, dry matter intake is optimised and feed efficiency maximised. The current average UK feed conversion efficiency is 1.2kg of milk from 1kg of dry matter. Efficient Keenan customers are achieving conversion efficiencies of 1.4-1.5kg of milk from 1kg of dry matter. An increase of 0.1kg in feed conversion efficiency is worth an extra 400-750 litres/cow/year.

The Keenan Klassik II, allows users to produce consistently what the market wants in terms of milk solids (protein %, casein %, butterfat %) due to its flexibility in handling any ingredient as part of a nutritionally balanced diet. Consistently meeting, on a year-round basis, the required specification milk constituents (and premium price associated with this), is worth as much as 2p/litre on farm.

For example, nutrition alterations can be made to reduce butterfat percentages below butterfat base and free up quota. Ingredient choice for rations can also be used to produce low fat products and spreadable butter, an area of growing demand and interest to processors.

Ration cost savings of £30-40/t are easily achieved using farm-grown and quality bought in feeds.

For beef farmers performance benefits are similar. Flexibility to handle farm-grown and quality feeds, and mix them in a balanced ration greatly reduces ration costs, increases feed efficiency and assures feed traceability and consumer acceptance.

Typically, increases in feed conversion efficiency of 10-15% will be seen, resulting in an increase of 10% in liveweight gain and a reduction in cost per kilogramme gain of 20%. Better carcass quality, higher grades and the ability to produce animals to meet the required market specification (i.e. fat colour, marbling, texture) all increase beef profits.

The new Keenan Klassik II is also now easier to load. With the new variable feed control door arrangement the loading side has been reduced by 150mm (6in) making it easier to load with skid steer or smaller type loaders.

READ THE RULES

1. How is the Keenan Klassik II

feeder to be won? There will be one question in each of the FW issues of July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6. There will be a chance to answer all five questions and complete the

tie-breaker in the coupon that will appear in the Aug 6 issue. In the event of a tie, a further short

questionnaire may be used to

decide the winner.

2. The prize is a Keenan Klassik II 100EF model. No cash alternatives are available.

3. The decision of the judges and of the Editor of farmers weeklys will in all matters be final and legally

binding. No correspondence can

be entered into.

4. The competition is open to all farmers, farm managers,

contractors and farm workers in the UK and Eire, except employees of Reed Business Information and their families, or of employees of Richard Keenan UK Ltd and its

distributors, or of farmers weeklys printers.

5. The winner must agree to

participate in the publicity activities associated with the competition.

6. Closing date for receiving

completed coupons is Aug 20, 1999. They should be addressed to farmers weeklys/Keenan Klassik Competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

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WIN A KEENAN KLASSIK FEEDER WORTH £17,000

23 July 1999

WIN A KEENAN KLASSIK FEEDER WORTH £17,000

You could win a new Keenan

Klassik II feeder worth

£17,000 in our summer

competition. Just look out for

the competition pages over

the next two weeks, then

answer the questions and fill

in the coupon that will appear

in the FW issue of August 6

HEALTHY profits are only achieved from healthy animals, so it is essential that the feeding system employed promotes good animal health and welfare.

The new Keenan Klassik II has been specifically designed to promote animal and rumen health by maintaining feed structure. The gently tumbling action of the new angled paddles causes minimal damage to feed ingredients and helps to preserve their feed structure. The new angled paddle arrangement also speeds up mixing and ensures a thoroughly mixed ration.

Feed structure –

for the life of your animals

Dairy and beef cattle are traditionally fed chopped ensiled forages (pH 3.5-5), finely ground pelleted feeds, and small particle-sized by-products that are acidic in nature. As the optimum pH for rumen function is about pH 6.3-6.5, it is not difficult to see how rumen acidosis can rapidly develop and critically affect animal performance in both dairy and beef herds.

It is now widely accepted that long fibre is a vital component of a diet, as coarse effective fibre creates a scratch factor on the rumen wall. This causes the animal to ruminate.

For example, a ruminating dairy cow can produce up to 250 litres of saliva a day, which contains its own natural buffer – sodium bicarbonate. A healthy non-acidotic cow recycles 2.5kg of sodium bicarbonate a day from her saliva. The normal production of saliva, maintains a stable rumen at the optimum pH for efficient production. If the diet contains too little structural fibre the cow will chew her cud for less time. Over-chopped or over-processed fibre will not maintain rumen health.

Mixing ration ingredients and forage together, rather than feeding them separately in parlour or from out-of-parlour feeders, promotes a stable rumen pH and reduces stress.

The mechanism for preparing this ration is crucial. A mixer wagon which destroys the structure of TMR ingredients, by aggressive mixing can cause health problems in cattle. It is, therefore, essential that the mixing system employed ensures that at least 20% of the diet is in the form of long fibre.

READ THE RULES

1. How is the Keenan Klassik II

feeder to be won? There will be one question in each of the FW issues of July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6. There will be a chance to answer all five questions and complete the

tie-breaker in the coupon that will appear in the Aug 6 issue. In the event of a tie, a further short

questionnaire may be used to

decide the winner.

2. The prize is a Keenan Klassik II 100EF model. No cash alternatives are available.

3. The decision of the judges and of the Editor of farmers weeklys will in all matters be final and legally

binding. No correspondence can

be entered into.

4. The competition is open to all farmers, farm managers,

contractors and farm workers in the UK and Eire, except employees of Reed Business Information and their families, or of employees of Richard Keenan UK Ltd and its

distributors, or of farmers weeklys printers.

5. The winner must agree to

participate in the publicity activities associated with the competition.

6. Closing date for receiving

completed coupons is Aug 20, 1999. They should be addressed to farmers weeklys/Keenan Klassik Competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

Question 3:

How much long fibre should your

TMR mixer maintain in the ration?

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WIN A KEENAN KLASSIK FEEDER WORTH £17,000

16 July 1999

WIN A KEENAN KLASSIK FEEDER WORTH £17,000

You could win a new Keenan

Klassik II feeder worth

£17,000 in our summer

competition. Just look out for

the competition pages over

the next three weeks, then

answer the questions and fill

in the coupon that will appear

in the FW issue of August 6

THE Keenan System is based on the full utilisation of farm-grown forages and quality feeds. By reducing ration costs and allowing the user to consistently achieve target quality and prices, it increases farm profitability.

Quality home-mixing of the total ration improves feed efficiency and raises animal performance – leading to higher milk yield and better liveweight gain. It also produces the required quality, increasing protein % and improving carcass quality, as well as promoting better animal health.

Essential to achieving this is the unique mixing ability of the new Keenan Klassik II. With its new angled paddle design, end-to-end mixing is speeded up, thus ensuring a perfectly mixed TMR. This new design also significantly reduces horsepower requirement.

Keenan Nutrition

Early Keenan feeder owners saw the machine as both reliable and strong, with the ability to handle the toughest ingredients. However, independent specialised nutrition advice for successful TMR feeding was not available.

Keenan has always been committed to the use of farm-grown feeds and has promoted new feeding technologies, such as whole-crop wheat, sodagrain and the inclusion of straw in rations.

In the early 80s the company hired its first nutrition consultants and later developed the worlds first dedicated TMR Nutrition Centre.

Today Keenan employs a team of 30 nutritionists working in the field. Their role is to use the collective experience from the last thirteen years to reduce ration costs and help customers consistently achieve target quality and price.

A random sample of UK Keenan customers working with Keenan Nutrition showed an increased margin of £117.46 per cow after their first year on the Keenan System.

&#8226 Average milk yield increased by 407 litres/cow

&#8226 Average milk protein increased by 0.16%

&#8226 Average feed costs fell by £48 per cow

&#8226 Average margin/cow* increased by £117.46

* taking leasing costs of 7ppl into account.

READ THE RULES

1. How is the Keenan Klassik II

feeder to be won? There will be one question in each of the FW issues of Jul 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6. There will be a chance to answer all five questions and complete the tie-breaker in the coupon that will appear in the Aug 6 issue. In the event of a tie, a further short

questionnaire may be used to decide the winner.

2. The prize is a Keenan Klassik II 100EF model. No cash alternatives are available.

3. The decision of the judges and of the editor of FARMERS WEEKLY will in all matters be final and legally binding. No correspondence can be entered into.

4. The competition is open to all farmers, farm managers,

contractors and farm workers in the UK and Eire, except employees of Reed Business Information and their families, or of employees of Richard Keenan UK Ltd and its

distributors, or of FARMERS WEEKLYs printers.

5. The winner must agree to

participate in the publicity activities associated with the competition.

6. Closing date for receiving

completed coupons is Aug 20, 1999. They should be addressed to FARMERS WEEKLY/Keenan Klassik Competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

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WIN A KEENAN KLASSIK FEEDER WORTH £17,000

9 July 1999

WIN A KEENAN KLASSIK FEEDER WORTH £17,000

You could win a new Keenan

Klassik II feeder worth

£17,000 in our summer

competition. Just look out for

the competition pages over

the next four weeks, then

answer the questions and fill

in the coupon that will appear

in the FW issue of August 6

THE new Keenan Klassik II forms an essential part of the Keenan System, which combines the feeder with machine service, Keenans nutritional service and the new Keenan food chain alliances.

Launched at this years Royal Show, the Keenan Klassik II is a state-of-the-art mixer, designed to increase your farms profitability. By utilising farm-grown and quality feeds in a home-mixed ration, feed efficiency is increased, ration cost reduced and animal health and performance improved.

After sixteen years of proven on-farm work and feedback from Keenan customers worldwide, several major design improvements have been made. The Keenan Klassik II has greater flexibility when feeding, greater retention of ration structure, faster mixing and reduced horsepower requirement.

Reliability and Longevity.

The mixing design of the Keenan Klassik II keeps power requirement to a minimum. Low horsepower means low friction, less stress on key components and these, coupled with heavy-duty build quality, give the Keenan an exceptionally long life. A recent survey of all Keenan feeders sold in 1988 showed that 75% of these machines are still working on the same farm eleven years on.

Garreth Davies, Farm Manager, Grosvenor Farms, Cheshire confirms these findings: "Our Keenan has fed 1200 cows, 700 heifers and travelled 28 miles a day for the past six years. It is the most reliable machine on the farm."

If a breakdown occurs it needs to be fixed immediately. Keenan operates 20 service points throughout the UK, ensuring that problems can be rapidly fixed and that animals get fed. This service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year…Christmas Day included!

One of the important new features on the Keenan Klassik II is its variable feed control (VFC). The guillotine door (a unique feature of the Keenan that separates the mixing chamber from the feedout auger) can be closed during feedout. This allows extra ingredients to be added in to the mix, making it easier to feed different groups of animals.

READ THE RULES

1. How is the Keenan Klassik II

feeder to be won? There will be one question in each of the FW issues of Jul 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6. There will be a chance to answer all five questions and complete the tie-breaker in the coupon that will appear in the Aug 6 issue. In the event of a tie, a further short

questionnaire may be used to decide the winner.

2. The prize is a Keenan Klassik II 100EF model. No cash alternatives are available.

3. The decision of the judges and of the editor of FARMERS WEEKLY will in all matters be final and legally binding. No correspondence can be entered into.

4. The competition is open to all farmers, farm managers,

contractors and farm workers in the UK and Eire, except employees of Reed Business Information and their families, or of employees of Richard Keenan UK Ltd and its

distributors, or of FARMERS WEEKLYs printers.

5. The winner must agree to

participate in the publicity activities associated with the competition.

6. Closing date for receiving

completed coupons is Aug 20, 1999. They should be addressed to FARMERS WEEKLY/Keenan Klassik Competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

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