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.
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.
Cumbrian Beef Farms To Be Visited During Beef Expo
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National Suckled Calf Show At Beef Expo 2006