Andrew Sanders, North Devon, England

Number of cows: 120 (2009); since 2010: 340

average milk: 8.000 L (butterfat 4.2 %, protein 3.4 % and calving index 401)

Machine: Verti-Mix 1250

 

„Strautmann surpassed everything else available, not only in build quality butmix quality, compactness & the low horsepower requirement.”

 

The new Verti-Mix from Andrew’s close neighbour & friend was the deciding reason for purchasing a Strautmann Verti-Mix 1250 to cope with his round bale based silage system.

 

“We looked at a number of tub feeders and found the Strautmann surpassed everything else available, not only in build quality but mix quality, compactness & the low horsepower requirement.”

 

Andrew purchased a Verti-Mix 1250 plus with a 1m extension elevator to cope with his range of troughs.In 2010 Andrew amalgamated his dairy enterprise with his in laws and now farms 700 acres based aroundthe South Molton area of North Devon in the South West of England. When Andrew moved there was alreadya paddle machine in place. “There was no question that the paddle feeder had to go, although it had a largercubic capacity we couldn’t get anywhere near the tonnage of fodder that we could in our smaller Strautmann.”

 

Combining farms meant there was a great deal of machinery & equipment for Andrew to upgrade. “We originally thought the Strautmann would have to be the first machine to increase in size but we’ve found that the machine is coping fantastically well with the extra work load and this has allowed us more time to upgrade, hopefully to a Verti-Mix 2000 or thereabouts.”

 
 
 

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