14 September 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

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


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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