Sonnenhaldenhof St. Urban, Switzerland


Number of cows: 92 (Holstein and Red Holstein cattle)

with an annual yield of 9.200 kg

Area of Holding: 115 ha

Fodders used: grass silage, maize silage, hay, concentrated feed


„The Verti-Mix 1200 Double convinced us during a presentation by its perfect functioning.“


The Sonnenhaldenhof farm of the Grüter family is situated in the Swiss village of St. Urban. Apart from dairy farming, the sale of fruit and juices as well as an own restaurant are among the pillars of the business.


Fodder mixing vehicles have been used on the Sonnenhaldenhof farm since 1998 as stable-feeding is practisedall the year round - which is untypical of Switzerland. „Here, a balanced ration goes along with an improvedpicking-up of the fodder and an increased efficiency resulting therefrom“, manager Thomas Grüter explains.


In 2003, the horizontal mixer used so far was replaced by a Strautmann mixing vehicle. „The Verti-Mix 1200Double convinced us during a presentation by its perfect functioning“, Grüter continues. „It is much easier tomaintain, requires less power and mixes quickly while preventing the fodder from being damaged. This is particularlyimportant in today‘s feeding of ruminants: mixing quality & protection of fodder. Furthermore, it is extremelycompact with its height of only 2.26 m thus perfectly fitting into my business.“


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