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WIN A TAARUP FEEDER

28 September 2001

WIN A TAARUP FEEDER

This is the final week of the Taarup feeder competition, your

chance to win a 12cu m Taarup diet feeder worth £19,500.

Just read the text on this page, answer the question and fill in

the coupon. Then send it back to us. Closing date is Oct 12

WEVE been running through the technical specification and benefits of using a Taarup 600-2 series diet feeder over the last five weeks and now its time to recap.

The 612-2 is one of a range of feeders from Kverneland Taarup which span 8-18cu m.

All are made in the UK and bring a high level of specification and durability. They are ideal for feeding both baled silage (of which record amounts have been made this year) and straw, as well as clamp silage, straights, concentrates and molasses.

All machines have long-lasting mixing chambers and auger bearings thanks to Ultra-Glide linings and Cor-Ten copper-impregnated steel. So maintenance requirements are very low and durability high. There is also a wide range of discharge options and an easily-viewed remote electronic weighing system.

Now fill in the coupon and send it to us. You never know, you could soon have a brand-new Taarup diet feeder giving you precise and efficient feeding on your farm.

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Fill in the answers to the five questions below and complete the tie-breaker. The answers to questions 1 to 4 can be found on the FW pages indicated.

1 What year did feeder production begin at the Devizes factory? FW Aug 31 p38

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2 What country are the Taarup 600 Series diet feeders made in? FW Sept 7 p50

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3 What range of capacities do the Taarup 600 Series diet feeders come in?

FW Sept 14 p44

A 6-10cu m? o B 10-16cu m? o C 8-18cu m? o Tick one

4 What is Cor-Ten alloy steel impregnated with? FW Sept 21 p48

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5 What is the value of the Taarup 612-2 model? This page

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Complete the following tie-breaker in less than 20 words:

"A Taarup 612-2 diet feeder would benefit my farm by

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Name……………………………………………………………………………………………..

Address………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Tel no…………..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,…….. Mobile no…………………………………..

Farmer o Farm manager o Contractor o

Dairy cow nos………….. Suckler cow nos………….. Beef finisher nos…………..

Current feeding system………………………………………………………………………

Please return this coupon to: Taarup Feeder Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS,

Closing date is October 12, 2001

Question 5

What is the value of the Taarup 612-2 model?

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READ THE RULES

1. How is the Taarup KD612 diet feeder to be won? There will be one question in each of the FW issues of Aug 31, Sept 7, 14, 21 and 28. There will be a chance to answer all five questions and complete the tiebreaker in the coupon that will appear in the Sept 28 issue.

2. The prize is a Taarup KD612 diet feeder. No cash alternatives are available.

3. The decision of the judges and of the editor of FW will, in all matters be final and legally binding.

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 employees of Kverneland UK and its distributors, or of FWs printers.

5. The completed coupons are the property of farmers weekly and Kverneland UK.

6. Closing date for receiving

completed coupons is Oct 12, 2001. They should be addressed to: farmers weekly/Taarup Feeder Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

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WIN A TAARUP FEEDER

21 September 2001

WIN A TAARUP FEEDER

Theres a chance to win a £19,500 Taarup diet feeder in our

autumn competition. Just read the text about Taarup

diet feeders each week, answer the question and keep the

answer in a safe place. There will be a chance to fill in the

competition coupon in the Sept 28 issue of farmers weekly

WELCOME to the fourth week of the Taarup diet feeder competition, your chance to win a Taarup 612-2 diet feeder worth £19,500. This week we are looking at the technical specification of the 600-2 Series models and how they can contribute greatly to the efficiency of your farms feeding system.

At the heart of the 600-2 machines are twin contra-rotating augers, each fitted with replaceable circular cutting blades, giving a mass of cutting edges. Both augers rotate towards the centre of the mixing chamber and work in conjunction with a serrated counterknife to chop long material.

The two-auger mixing system ensures that material is moved from front to rear and side to side, giving a good blend of ingredients and no pockets of concentrates or grains. Drive comes from a robust chain-driven auger, with all chains and sprockets contained within an oil bath. Moisture and dust are kept out to give a long and virtually maintenance-free life.

At the rear of the auger, drive shafts rotate in special, maintenance-free Ultra-Glide bearings. Ultra-Glide is a low-friction HDPE plastic material and it means the bearings have high load-bearing and low friction properties and are not damaged by the moisture and acid in silage.

The lower mixing chamber and auger troughs on the Taarup 600-2 Series models are also lined with Ultra-Glide, which ensures low friction when the augers are in motion. Extra protection comes from the construction of the lower mixing chamber and auger troughs in Cor-Ten copper-impregnated alloy steel that is highly resistant to corrosion.

All models in the 600-2 Series can discharge to the left or the right, or both. Feed can be discharged by either a discharge chute, hydraulically-driven discharge roller or a hydraulically driven chain-and-slat conveyor.

Models with capacities from 8 to 18cu m are available and all have a highly accurate remote electronic weighing system with an easy-to-read display which can be viewed from either side of the machine or cab.

READ THE RULES

1. How is the Taarup KD612 diet feeder to be won? There will be one question in each of the FW issues of Aug 31, Sept 7, 14, 21 and 28. There will be a chance

to answer all five questions

and complete the tiebreaker in the coupon that will appear

in the Sept 28 issue.

2. The prize is a Taarup KD612 diet feeder. No cash

alternatives are available.

3. The decision of the judges

and of the editor of FW will,

in all matters be final

and legally binding.

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 employees of Kverneland UK and its

distributors, or of FWs printers.

5. The completed coupons are the property of farmers weekly and Kverneland UK.

6. Closing date for receiving

completed coupons is Oct 12, 2001. They should be addressed to: farmers weekly/Taarup Feeder Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

Question 4

What is Cor-Ten alloy steel impregnated with?

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Please keep a copy of the answer and use it to fill in the coupon that will appear in the Sept 28 issue of FW

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WIN A TAARUP FEEDER

14 September 2001

WIN A TAARUP FEEDER

Theres a chance to win a £19,500 Taarup diet feeder in our

late summer competition. Just read the text about Taarup

diet feeders each week, answer the question and keep the

answer in a safe place. There will be a chance to fill in the

competition coupon in the Sept 28 issue of farmers weekly

ONE of the great advantages of using a diet feeder like Taarups 600-Series models to feed your cows is its versatility and the precision it can bring to your feeding system. Take straw. Its now widely accepted that straw incorporated into the feed of dry cows can bring a number of benefits. For a start its relatively cheap and reduces the amount of silage that has to be fed.

The high fibre content of straw prevents dry cows from becoming over-fat and suffering from related calving problems later on. It also makes the rumen work harder, stimulating cow intake after calving ready for full-scale milk production.

The fibre in straw acts as a buffer too and prevents the rumen from becoming too acidic. This is especially true for high-yielding animals fed high-concentrate rations.

There are advantages in adding a small amount of straw to the ration for dairy cows generally, as increasing the fibre content improves rumen function and helps maintain milk fat levels.

Straw is only one of the many feeds that can be handled by Taarups 600 series diet feeders. Round bale silage, clamp silage, straights, compounds, molasses and minerals can all be mixed into the ration with great accuracy.

Taarup makes a range of twin-auger diet feeders with capacities that go from 8 to 18cu m. All are built at Kverneland Taarups factory at Devizes, Wilts and come with contra-rotating augers, robust auger drives, Ultra-Glide auger bearings, a range of discharge options, rear loading chute and electronic weighing system.

You can win one of them in our early-autumn competition. The prize is a Taarup 612 two-auger diet feeder with a list price of £19,500. This machine is ideal for chopping bales and feeding straw and comes with a discharge conveyor, discharge chute and E-Z view 150 remote electronic weigher. Minimum to requirement is 62hp and its mixing capacity is 12cu m.

How do you win this high-specification, capable machine? Just study the text each week, answer the question on the page and keep the answer in a safe place. A coupon with all the questions repeated (though not the text that contains the answers) will appear in the Sep 28 issue of farmers weekly.

Question 3

What range of capacities do the Taarup 600 Series diet feeders come in?

A: 6-10cu m

B: 10-16 cu m

C: 8-18 cu m

READ THE RULES

1. How is the Taarup KD612 diet feeder to be won? There will be one question in each of the FW issues of Aug 31, Sept 7, 14, 21 and 28. There will be a chance

to answer all five questions

and complete the tiebreaker in the coupon that will appear

in the Sept 28 issue.

2. The prize is a Taarup KD612 diet feeder. No cash

alternatives are available.

3. The decision of the judges

and of the editor of FW will,

in all matters be final

and legally binding.

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 employees of Kverneland UK and its

distributors, or of FWs printers.

5. The completed coupons are the property of farmers weekly and Kverneland UK.

6. Closing date for receiving

completed coupons is Oct 12, 2001. They should be addressed to: farmers weekly/Taarup Feeder Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

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WIN A TAARUP FEEDER

7 September 2001

WIN A TAARUP FEEDER

Theres a chance to win a £19,500 Taarup diet feeder in our

late summer competition. Just read the text about Taarup

diet feeders each week, answer the question and keep the

answer in a safe place. There will be a chance to fill in the

competition coupon in the Sept 28 issue of farmers weekly

CLAMP silage may still account for the biggest chunk of the UK silage market, but the wrapped variety is becoming more and more important. In fact, its reckoned that a total of 20m wrapped bales were made in the UK in 2001.

This year has seen a further swing to baled silage, as farmers in foot-and-mouth restriction areas who were not able to make clamp silage this spring turned to baled silage instead.

Add to that the big benefits of being able to produce a buffer ration for dairy cows at grass and delay the opening of the clamp until the main winter feeding has begun and you have a technique that has a lot going for it.

But now that you have a good stock of bales of silage, what are you going to do with them? One answer is to use a capable feed mixer to chop them up and mix them evenly into an ideal dairy ration.

Taarup, part of the Kverneland Group, makes a range of diet feeders designed expressly to chop silage bales and mix them in thoroughly with the other ration ingredients. These British-built machines range in capacity from 8-18cu m and all can deal with round bales, clamp silage, compounds, straights, molasses and minerals.

Main features are twin, contra-rotating augers and robust auger drive, Ultra-Glide auger bearings, a range of discharge options, rear loading chute and highly accurate weighing system.

In fact you could win just such a machine in our early autumn competition. The prize is a Taarup 612 two-auger diet feeder with a list price of £19,500. This machine is ideal for chopping bales and comes with a discharge conveyor, discharge chute and E-Z view 150 remote electronic weigher. Minimum pto requirement is 62hp and its mixing capacity is 12cu m.

How do you win this high-specification, capable machine? Just study the text each week, answer the question on the page and keep the answer in a safe place. A coupon with all the questions repeated (though not the text that contains the answers) will appear in the Sep 28 issue of farmers weekly.

1. How is the Taarup KD612 diet feeder to be won? There will be one question in each of the FW issues of Aug 31, Sept 7, 14, 21 and 28. There will be a chance

to answer all five questions

and complete the tiebreaker in the coupon that will appear

in the Sept 28 issue.

2. The prize is a Taarup KD612 diet feeder. No cash

alternatives are available.

3. The decision of the judges

and of the editor of FW will,

in all matters be final

and legally binding.

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 employees of Kverneland UK and its

distributors, or of FWs printers.

5. The completed coupons are the property of farmers weekly and Kverneland UK.

6. Closing date for receiving

completed coupons is Oct 12, 2001. They should be addressed to: farmers weekly/Taarup Feeder Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

Left: Discharge can be to the left or right or both.

Below: One lucky FW reader will win this £19,500 diet feeder.

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