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    Diet Feeder and Straw Chopper Demos at Beef Expo 2006
18/04/06

A continuous working demonstration of Total Mixed Ration (TMR) diet feeders and straw choppers will be a feature of the UK’s national beef event, Beef Expo 2006, at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Friday, June 2.



Lucas Castormix 111

A total of eight machines will be demonstrated at 20-minute intervals throughout the day mixing baled silage, straw and a protein supplement.

“The demonstration will give farmers a unique opportunity to assess these feeder wagons in real practical conditions rather than simply sitting on a stand as at most shows,” said Beef Expo organiser, Euan Emslie.

“This is the highest number of machines we have had on demonstration at a Beef Event and indicates the growing interest among beef farmers in TMR feeding.”

The following machines will be demonstrated – Keenan Klassic 170 Bale Chopper (Richard Keenan); Hi-Spec Vertical Auger Feeder (Hi-Spec Engineering); Kuhn 1460 Diet Feeder (Kuhn Farm Machinery); Sgaribold’i Diet Feeder (Lely UK); Lucas Castormix 111 RUC (Lucas France); Shelbourne Powermix 11 Diet Feeder (Shelbourne Reynolds); Teagle Tomahawk 8080TC (Teagle Machinery); and JF-Stoll VM Series (Westmac).

Beef Expo 2006 is expected to attract several thousand beef producers from all over the UK and Ireland as well as visitors from overseas. The annual event is organised by the National Beef Association. Mainline sponsors this year are Harrison and Hetherington Ltd, who are hosting the event at Borderway Mart, Dugdale Nutrition, EBLEX, Intervet, Keenan and Yara.

Other features of Beef Expo 2006 will include a new National Suckled Calf Show, educational exhibits, beef breed displays, stockjudging, seminars and trade stands, with the emphasis on performance, health, efficiency of production, profitability and marketing.

On the day before the event, Thursday, June 1, there is an opportunity to visit three Cumbrian beef farmers followed by a major beef conference and pre-event dinner.

link Leading Cumbrian Beef Farms To Be Visited During Beef Expo
link Strong Trade Support For Beef Expo
link Opening of beef export markets will break supermarket stranglehold on price
link National Suckled Calf Show At Beef Expo 2006

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