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.