AN £18,000 KD 400SERIES DIET FEEDER

10 September 1999




WIN

AN £18,000 KD 400SERIES DIET FEEDER

WITH more focus being placed on the flexibility and quality of livestock diets, increasing numbers of farmers are evaluating their feeding methods and the machinery used to mix their rations.

Being in control is one of the most frequently heard comments when farmers explain why they choose to combine straights on farm using a mixer feeder. Being in a position to take advantage of lower cost alternatives according to changes in the cost and supply of ingredients is also a bonus with this type of feeding.

One of the most noticeable changes in the feeding of modern dairy herds is a move towards the inclusion of baled silage, which is frequently chopped and incorporated into complete diets using a mixer feeder wagon.

A provider of complete feeding solutions, Kvernelands Kidd factory in Devizes has been producing feeding machinery since the 1960s, and today manufactures and supplies the widest range of diet feeders available in the UK through a nationwide dealer network. The service that Kverneland dealers provide is local, reliable and available throughout the year, supported by extensive UK-held parts stocks.

Kverneland has introduced a number of new machines to accommodate the needs of livestock farmers adapting to current changes.

Whatever types of feed you want to include in your rations, a KD 700 vertical auger diet feeder will incorporate them. Round bales, square bales, clamp silage – nothing is a problem for the specially shaped single auger to chop, mix and blend each ingredient into a finely balanced, homogeneous mix.

All KD 700 series diet feeders are equipped with integral steps and an inspection platform allowing hand loading access at the front of the machine, making it easy to add small quantities of minerals and vitamins.

A three point supported weighing system guarantees accurate ration formulation. Feed is discharged by a hydraulically driven, variable speed chain and slat conveyor with either side discharge capability – and the conveyor is made from stainless steel for durability and long life expectancy.

Kverneland diet feeder competition

Name ………………………………… Business name ……………………………….

Address ………………………………………………………………………………………

Post code …………………………… Tel no …………………………………………..

Number of cows milked ………….. Number of beef animals kept ……………..

Current feeder/diet feeder: Make …………………………………………….

Model………………………………….. Year of manufacture …………………………

Question: Which type of feed can be mixed in a KD 700 vertical auger diet feeder?

Answer: Please select and circle only one answer:

A All feed types

B Bales only

C Loose ingredients only

Usual FARMERS WEEKLY rules apply. Rules available on request from the address below. Fill in the details and the answer and send to FARMERS WEEKLY/Kverneland Competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS. Closing date is Sep 24.


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