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Cutting-edge machinery and innovative agri technology drive on-farm efficiency at KEENAN Open Day

Cutting-edge machinery and innovative agri technology drive on-farm efficiency at KEENAN Open Day


KEENAN welcomes more than 200 Irish dairy and beef farmers to its production facility in Borris, County Carlow

Ireland’s leading ag-tech companies showcase their latest innovations

[DUBLIN, Ireland] – KEENAN, a leader in manufacturing quality mixer wagons, partnered with Ireland’s leading ag-tech companies to showcase how dairy and beef farmers can increase on-farm efficiency and improve profitability by implementing technologies related to animal nutrition, grassland management, nutrition data and animal sensors at the KEENAN Open Day.

Held Wednesday, June 20, the event featured best-in-class engineering and design, exhibiting the full range of KEENAN mixer wagons from 10 to 28 cubic metres. This included the renowned paddle range and the more recent vertical assortment in addition to the recently launched 177hp KEENAN MechFiber365 Self-Propelled machine.

“At KEENAN, we are passionate about collaborating with leaders in the ag-tech industry to deliver innovative solutions and provide sustainable resources to improve herd health, drive on-farm efficiency and increase profits for the farmer,” said Robert Walker, CEO of KEENAN. “We believe that many stakeholders in the supply chain are increasingly interlinked, and we seek to collaborate with them all.”

Attendees curious about new innovations in ag technology were invited to explore the latest products and services from Alltech Ireland, Moocall, Herdwatch, Grasstec, Maizetech, SAMCO, InTouch and AUCTUS.

“Farmers have had an exceptionally tough year with the volatile weather conditions,” said Cathal Gibbons, Ireland sales director for KEENAN. “To support farmers, we took the occasion to host dairy and beef seminars, which focused on, ‘Maximising forage options on-farm during the winter-feeding period’ in the dairy session and ‘Faster, younger finish for improved profits’ in the beef session.”

For more information on the range of KEENAN machines and our offers, call 059 977 1200 or email




Aoife Murphy, communications manager, KEENAN



Photo credit: Roger Jones,


Cathal Gibbons, Ireland sales director for KEENAN pictured with the KEENAN MechFiber365SP at the Open Day in Borris, Co. Carlow. Click here for hi-res photo and click here for a hi-res photo of the machine.



Mark Moloney, InTouch feed specialist discusses the KEENAN controller with Joe Moran at the KEENAN Open Day. Click here for hi-res photo.



From left to right: Eddie Daly, InTouch business development manager, Melvyn Dowling, regional sales manager, KEENAN, Martin Minchin, corporate marketing manager, KEENAN and Seamus Callanan, Asia-Pacific business development manager, KEENAN pictured at the KEENAN Open Day. Click here for hi-res photo.



About Alltech:

Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech discovers and delivers solutions for the sustainable nutrition of plants, animals and people. With expertise in yeast fermentation, solid state fermentation and the science of nutrigenomics, Alltech is a leading producer and processor of yeast additives, organic trace minerals, feed ingredients, premix and feed.

Our guiding ACE principle seeks to develop solutions that are safe for the Animal, Consumer and the Environment. Our more than 6,000 talented team members worldwide put this purpose to work every day for our customers.

Alltech is a family-owned company, which allows us to adapt quickly to emerging customer needs and to stay focused on advanced innovation. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world. For further information, visit Join us in conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  



Established in 1978, KEENAN is a respected leader in ethical and profitable farming solutions, focused on maximizing feed efficiency. Over the course of nearly four decades in business, KEENAN has earned a particularly strong reputation for manufacturing quality mixer wagons.

Located in Borris, County Carlow, KEENAN prides itself on continuous investment into new technology for the benefit of its customers globally. The company has evolved throughout the years, combining cutting-edge technological developments with breakthrough nutritional expertise.

A keen advocate for environmental sustainability, KEENAN has developed a range of solutions to enable farmers to overcome agricultural production challenges, improve rumen health and feed efficiency.  For further information, visit

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