Self-Propelled Mixer Wagon Demo Day
Thursday 22nd February
Bridgwater & Taunton College, Cannington Centre Rodway Hill Cannington Bridgwater Somerset TA5 2LS
The event is scheduled from 10.00 - 3:00. To help us gauge numbers please email MoreMilk@opico.co.uk for more information or if you would like to join us.
More information to follow in January.
Thursday 22nd March
Harper Adams University, Dairy Unit, Edgmond, Newport TF10 8NB
The event is scheduled from 10.00 am - 3:00 pm. To help us gauge numbers please email MoreMilk@opico.co.uk for more information or if you would like to join us.
More information to follow in January 2018
For over 80 years Strautmann have been leading the global market for feeding and forage wagons. OPICO took over the import of the Strautmann product range in 2015 and last summer OPICO launched the Strautmann range of self -propelled diet feeders into the UK, bringing opportunities for farmers to improve efficiencies in time, labour and fuel and also benefit from more accurate ration mixing.
There are three models in the Strautmann self-propelled range, with mixing capacities from 12 - 22m3: the smallest is the Sherpa, which is becoming the most popular model in Europe. It is a two-wheel drive single auger machine and comes in two sizes. The other two models are the Verti-Mix Single SF and Double SF (two augers). On all machines the unique Vario2 mixing auger is fed by a 2m wide milling head and a centrally mounted reversible conveyor.
The demonstration day will allow you to see for yourself the superior build quality and performance of our 2002 demonstrator machine as well as the benefits of a self propelled machine over trailed machines and how, with our unique contract hire package, the financials can stack up for dairy units of 250 cows or more.
OPICO's MD James Woolway will explain why he is convinced that self-propelled diet feeders are the future for many medium to large dairy units in the UK. He recently commented "Our financial model shows that herd sizes from 250 cows upwards can justify a self-propelled diet feeder.
If you would like to know more about the Strautmann range of diet feeders click here
Hefin Richards is an independent dairy and beef nutrition consultancy, passionate about progressive agriculture. Follow him on Twitter @HefinR
Coming from a livestock farming background and following studies at Harper Adams University where he completed a B.Sc.(Hons) degree in Agriculture specialising in ruminant livestock production, Hefin decided to pursue a career in livestock nutrition. Initially working in the compound feed industry as a cattle specialist, and then supporting mixer wagon users in both the UK, Ireland, with secondments to New Zealand, Chile, and France.
The decision was made in 1997 to form Profeed Nutrition Consultancy as a truly independent, farm focussed advisory business. Rumenation now works with progressive dairy units totaling over 14,000 cows, as well as a number of medium and large scale beef units. In addition to the core farm consultancy, Rumenation also delivers project and training work for commercial companies in the feed & forage equipment machinery, pharmaceutical, feed,
Key areas of expertise and interest include:
- Total Mixed Ration Feeding.
- Optimising metabolic health through nutrition
- Forage production and management.
- Alternative forages and crop preservation methods
- Co-product feeds.
- Dry and transition cow nutrition and management.
- Youngstock nutrition and management.
- Dairy unit feeding audits & troubleshooting