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How this dairy farmer improved milk production by approximately 2L/cow/day
Nestled in the scenic landscape of rural Northern Ireland, neighbouring the bank of the River Foyle, third-generation dairy farmer Alistair Thompson farms 600 pedigree Holstein cows across two sites at Beaverlodge Farms in Strabane, Co. Tyrone.Calving all year round, Alistair’s cows are currently averaging 8,500L. A thorough approach to animal husbandry and cow health is the number one priority for Alistair. The milking cows are housed on water beds, which is said to reduce the effects of heat stress on the herd and aid milk production.
Changing from a non–KEENAN tub feeder to a KEENAN MechFiber400, fitted with a KEENAN controller and the InTouch feed management platform, Alistair has improved milk production by approximately 2L/cow/day since 2018.
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