The Result is in the Mix:
Established in 1978, KEENAN is a respected leader in sustainable and profitable farming solutions, focused on maximising feed efficiency. KEENAN provide precision diet feeding technology to optimally mix and prepare feed for maximum animal performance. Handcrafted in Ireland, KEENAN offer a comprehensive product portfolio, which extends from horizontal feed mixers, vertical auger diet feeders to self-propelled, industrial mixing and orbital for added farmer convenience. With cutting-edge designs the KEENAN machine range is engineered to help the modern livestock farmer manage a farm efficiently.
We love KEENAN for making our cow's milk!
We’re only just onto our 6th machine since 1991, which says a lot about the machine’s durability and reliability.
I’d say we take for granted the consistent mix quality now and have been really impressed in the technological advancements.
We know exactly what’s been fed every day, and with the InTouch system link with Uniform-Agri, we can match up what’s going in with what’s coming out. This is invaluable in us making accurate decisions to reduce costs and improve performance.
We’re finishing faster whilst feeding less!
Cattle growth rates have increased from the improved mix quality and consistency. Cow dung is more consistent indicating a healthier rumen environment. The fuel usage has also reduced considerably with the MechFibre over the previous tub machine, and the KEENAN is much kinder on our tractor – it’s no longer straining at start up with a mix or bouncing on the front of the wagon. The reduced days on farm has saved over £60,000 in feed costs alone, plus we have increased throughput.
We're getting the best mix we've ever seen!
We've just moved to a KEENAN Self-Propelled Vertical Auger and are delighted. We saw an immediate and collosal saving in fuel which amounts to serious financial savings. The feeding operators love driving it, it’s simple, easy to move and leaves the clamp face really clean. It’s honestly the best mix we’ve ever had on the farm and our high yeilding cows are giving even more with the same amount of feed.
The InTouch support is great. I just call up if I need any changes done or the internet is down and they are more than willing to help. I suppose the best thing about it is, given that I feed everything through the wagon, they are looking after all the animals for me. This and the consistency of the mix is number 1.
Producing an average of 31 litres per cow per day, with a butterfat of 4.3% and protein of 3.4%, we attribute this success to the consistent mix quality from KEENAN and the control which InTouch provides.
Milk has gone up around 1 litre, butterfat improved and there is definitely less stomach upsets. Diet feeding makes cows last longer and we enjoy seeing healthy cows milking well.
Using a KEENAN diet feeder, fitted with a KEENAN controller and InTouch feed management technology has been so beneficial to our work here. It guides us through the correct loading procedure, mixing time and ingredients quality.
Quality is extremely important to us at MacRebur — we can’t have any variability in our batches, so we need to make sure our product is consistent,” said Gordon Reid, co-founder of MacRebur. “This is the main reason we chose KEENAN. In addition, the KEENAN controller enables us to use exactly the right amount of activator to create the correct blend
The KEENAN diet feeder is a great design- nothing to go wrong, very simple with no gear box, only six paddles and two chains. We couldn’t do such a good job without it.
For me, InTouch Controller is superb, the InTouch support is great. I can base my simple buffer diet of silage, concentrate and straw on the weather and grass availability
It was a very exciting moment starting to use the KEENAN system, the difference it has made on this farm has been huge. It has changed my understanding of what is possible on the farm
Achieving a 75% first service to conception left me amazed to be honest; I’d have laughed at anybody who told me it would improve so much, but I’ve seen it happen here.
I’ve seen significant improvements in the health of my cows due to the use of the new KEENAN MechFiber mixing system. It’s hard to quantify this on paper but, holding afterbirth problems that I had are now gone. Because my cows are eating a reliable and consistent mix they are healthier, more content and performing better.
The KEENAN system is simplistic. Results are great and goats are in great condition
I felt that KEENAN was a good recognised brand and the best feeder to mix. People told me it would add to my workload, but i felt it as lessened once I got myself into a feeding routine. The KEENAN is easy to manoeuvre, very compact, and a very sturdy machine.
Since the 1980’s, KEENAN have benefitted from a professional and motivated team that are collectively dedicated to delivering solutions to farmers globally.
When you buy from KEENAN, you don’t just purchase a high-performance machine, you buy into the highest level of mechanical and nutritional support.