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KEENAN and InTouch win Established Agritech Award from Enterprise Ireland
[BORRIS, Ireland] KEENAN and Alltech have launched a trio of technologies to make it even easier for farmers to have complete control over feeding their herd. Included in the launch is: the new 4G KEENAN Controller, a new feed management app and an improved feed management dashboard. Enterprise Ireland recognised the value that these advanced technologies will bring on-farm and have awarded KEENAN the Established Agritech Award at the Enterprise Ireland 2021 Innovation Arena Awards.
Currently, KEENAN and InTouch technology is used to feed over 300,000 animals per day across 37 countries. This new launch builds on the strong foothold that KEENAN and InTouch already have in the market.
The new 4G KEENAN Controller retains all its unique user-friendly features such as graphical bars showing loaded ingredients and pie charts for the rotation counter. In addition to this, the new Controller can now hold up to 199 different diets and up to 199 different ingredients. This is useful when animals with different diets are housed in separate pens. The 4G Controller also has improved connectivity, a HD screen and enhanced keyboard for ease of use.
The new farm management app allows the farmer to control any aspect of feeding from the yard, without having to go into the farm office. Everything can be changed on the go; ingredients can be added or adapted, loads can be configured, reports can be viewed live, all with the app syncing with the Controller and the InTouch platform seamlessly in the background.
The InTouch feed management platform has also been updated with greater visibility for farmers over their farm operation. The dashboard gives real-time feed data insights, such as a visual timeline on dry matter/fresh weight, detailed data on individual pens and load accuracy alerts. It has many other features such as milk production insights and benchmarking data.
Conan Condon, head of Agri Analytics commented, “We continue to innovate, bringing new features, functions and insights while keeping it simple for the farmer to use every day.”
“The real beauty for Enterprise Ireland is that all customers across the globe can benefit from this technology,” James Maloney, Senior Regional Development Executive, Enterprise Ireland.
Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a cutting-edge technology company in a traditional industry, agriculture. Our products improve the health and nutrition of plants and animals, resulting in more nutritious products for people as well as less impact on the environment.
With expertise in yeast fermentation, solid state fermentation and the sciences of nutrigenomics and metabolomics, Alltech is a leading producer of yeast additives, organic trace minerals, feed ingredients, premix and feed.
Together, with our more than 5,000 talented team members worldwide, we believe in “Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™.” With the adoption of new technologies, the adaptation of better farm management practices and the ingenuity inherent in the human spirit, we believe a world of abundance could be ours.
Alltech is a private, family-owned company, which allows us to adapt quickly to our customers’ needs and 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 www.alltech.com/news. 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 diet feeders.
KEENAN, a member of the Alltech family of companies since April 2016, feeds and interprets data from more than 300,000 cows from close to 2,000 farms in 25 countries around the world, representing one of the world’s largest field databases on dairy feed efficiency.
KEENAN prides themselves on continuous investment into new technology for the benefit of their 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.