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How the internet of things helps farmers

February 26, 2018

The internet of things (IoT) is predicted to grow rapidly in the coming years, but what exactly is it and how will it impact on livestock farming?Robert Walker, chief executive officer at Keenan, explains the big technology companies are capitalising on IoT, but agriculture is somewhat lagging be

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How 3,500-head beef unit averages 1.5kg gain a day

February 22, 2018

Kepak Farm, located in Dunboyne, finishes 3,500 cattle a year, with cattle supplied direct to the nearby Kepak factory in Clonee.Owned by the Kepak Group, it claims to be one of Ireland’s most efficient finishing units, with average daily liveweight gains hitting 1.5kg a head a day.

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Getting more from that TMR

February 16, 2018

Total mixed rations (TMR) have long been known to increase overall performance.

Three generations of McDonnells

Diet feeder hungry for action

Milking 460 cows, the McDonnell family decided to change from a KEENAN Klassik 200 (in its 17th year!) to a MechFiber345SP, having seen it at the National Ploughing Championships the previous year.