bbin体育500 cows being fed with Abbey VF3050 and TMR Tracker has improved feed management on farm

500 cows being fed with Abbey VF3050 and TMR Tracker has improved feed management on farm

bbin体育The Johnstons have a 500-strong dairy herd that is housed all year round and milked using an automated parlour。

The Johnstons are generally ahead of the crowd, when it comes to technological developments in dairy farming. So, it was hardly surprising that, when they decided to buy a new Abbey VF3050 Diet Feeder, they got it with ‘TMR Tracker software’ to enhance their feed management. It [...] Continue reading →

VF1250 Diet Feeder: Willie Hall, Prior Hall, Ireby, Cumbria

Having had his old Abbey paddle mixer for 17 years, Willie Hall decided that it was time to trade it in. It was still going strong, but he felt it was time for a change, so he opted for a VF1250 tub mixer.

Is it as good as his old machine? “It’s very manoeuvrable and produces a good mix,” says the Cumbrian dairy farmer. “It’s a simpler machine mechanically because it has fewer moving parts. And with this one, we’ll be [...] Continue reading →

VF1500 Diet Feeder: Gordon Meek, Eland Hall Farm, Ponteland, Northumberland

Eland Hall Farm had been using a paddle mixer for 20 years, but when it came to buying a new one, there were several factors that persuaded Gordon Meek to go for an Abbey tub mixer。

“The cost difference was quite significant and the reliable service we get from Rickerby was another important factor,” he says. “The Abbey’s also quicker at chopping and mixing big bales.”

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VF1250 Diet Feeder: Kilngate Farm, Welton, Cumbria

VF1250: EI & JL Metcalf, of Kilngate Farm, Welton, Cumbria  

Simon Metcalf is over the moon with his new Abbey feeder。 Not only does it do a good job, but it’s saving him money – a vital consideration at a time when dairy farmers are struggling to make a profit。

“It’s brilliant,” he says. “It makes a perfect mix for the cows, it’s a quick mixing machine and it’s handy, just the right height for our buildings. We had another brand [...] Continue reading →

VF2050T Diet Feeder – producing consistent results

VF2050T Diet Feeder – producing consistent results

“Our 300 cows are milked three times per day and produce 10,500 litres annually. We need to get the diet right for these high output cows. The Abbey VF2050 rapidly produces very consistent mixes and helps us do exacting diets to maximise performance. In fact its vital to the smooth running of our dairy operation”, Peter Hewitt, Batty Hill Farm, Cockerham, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Reliable and Easy to use Twin Tub

Reliable and easy to use Twin Tub

“We needed an easy to drive twin feeder, with low profile to load as we have a kid steer and is easy to use to feed 500 cows on our two farms. Reliability was key as it has to be up to challenging feeding tasks. We’re certainly impressed so far”, David Coulthard, Chalkside Farm, Rosley, Cumbria, United Kingdom.

High Mix Quality on UK farm

High mix quality on UK farm

We invested in a VF1500 Diet Feeder to drive dry matter intakes, have the versatility to handle any feed and to rapidly mix feeds into a palatable feed. The feeder was competitively priced, effortlessly handles high DM feeds and produces a consistent mix rapidly. We now take a more scientific approach to feeding our stock – thanks to Abbey”, Rod McBean, North Shrophsire, United Kingdom。