31 August 2001


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

WITH foot-and-mouth disease making it impossible for many farmers to make clamp silage, there was a big surge in wrapped round bale production this spring. Not all diet feeders are happy chopping such bales; one that is well-suited to the job is Kverneland Taarups KD600 diet feeders.

In fact, Taarup, part of the Kverneland Group, has one of the most complete ranges of machines for feeding livestock in the business. From its factory, based at what was the Kidd Farm Machinery factory in Devizes, Wiltshire, Taarup can supply feeders and diet feeders from 8 – 18cu m. Feeders have been built in Devizes since 1967.

A unique feature of all Taarup diet feeders is their use of augers to mix the feed materials. Diet feeding demands that each mouthful for the animal is the same and the superior mix achieved by the use of augers, even on the Taarup paddle type machines, provides an even, homogenous mix with an excellent feed structure.

The feed is mixed thoroughly, without the inclusion of air to the mix, giving an excellent trough life. All

this leads to better feed intake

of a superbly presented diet.

Kverneland offers a range of six KD600 diet feeders, all built in Britain. They range from the 8.5cu m KD608, 10.5cu m KD610,

12cu m KD612, 14cu m KD614, 16cu m KD616 to the top of the range 18cu m KD618.

The prize

The prize in this competition is a Taarup 612 two-auger diet feeder with a list price of £19,500. This twin-auger machine is ideal for chopping bales and comes with discharge conveyor, discharge chute and E-Z View 150 remote electronic weigher. Wheel equipment is 315/80 x R22.5 18-ply tyres, a ring hitch drawbar is fitted, as well as parking foot, hydraulic brakes and parking brake. Minimum pto requirement is 65hp and this models mixing capacity is 12cu m.

How do you win this high-spec, 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 Sept 28 issue of farmers weekly.

Question 1

What year did feeder production first begin

at the Devizes factory?


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.

Above and below: Taarup 612 diet feeder is ideal for those wanting to chop feed round bale silage.

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