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KEENAN Open Day 2019

Submitted by jblake on Tue, 05/28/2019 - 06:40

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

12 - 8:00 p.m.

What to expect on the day:

  • Exclusive Open Day offers on the full range of new and used KEENAN diet feeders. Attendees will have the opportunity to view KEENAN’s complete range of diet feeders and speak with a member of the sales team on the day about KEENAN's new service contracts

KEENAN MechFiber345+

Submitted by rjones on Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:52

The MechFiber345+ has a similar footprint to the KEENAN MechFiber320+, offering a bigger mixing capacity (up to 35% greater) and features an enlarged mixing chamber. It features an oil bath driveline, with an automatic chain lubrication system for easy maintenance and central greasing of all front bearings from one location.

Other key benefits include:

  • Fresh new look with specially moulded black pin seal matt finish front covers.
  • Rear ladder made of sleek tubular steel – user-friendly, collapsible and less prone to damage.
  • Mixing chamber containing 6-paddle reel with new style paddle castellations ­– improved mix quality, less horsepower required, less machine wear.
  • The paddles gently lift & tumble the added materials across the blades ensuring feedstuff is cut to an optimal length without destroying the quality of the fibre. This is to create a mix with the correct chop length & structure for optimum rumen health – improved herd health and productivity.
  • Option to add lights over feed-out door and increase the length of the feed-out door – easy to see when ambient lighting is low and quicker feed-out.
  • 4th Generation KEENAN Controller, feed management App and InTouch platform for full oversight of the mixing process and all farm data – see ingredient list and order, monitor costs, refusals etc.
  • Option of key telematics on Controller – oil sensors, chain tension sensor etc. – helps to maintain machine in good working order
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KEENAN MechFiber345+
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Medium
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KEENAN MechFiber345+ rear and side view
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On
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2,932 (115.5")
<>Width
2,619 (103")
<>Horsepower
90 Hp
<>Dairy Cows per Load
65 - 100
<>Finishers per load
130 - 200
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KEENAN MechFiber320+

Submitted by rjones on Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:15

The 14 cubic metre KEENAN MechFiber320+ is one of the most popular diet feeders in the KEENAN range. With a low horsepower requirement, and a high level of versatility, including the option to fit a BaleBlend system, this model is the perfect choice for medium sized farms that need a reliable diet feeder to deliver  consistently day in day out. One of the main advantages of the MechFiber320+ is its ability to feed into high troughs, 1,181mm (46.5’’) without any additional modifications. The simple two-chain drive system makes maintenance easy. There is also an option to fit an automatic oiling system to ensure optimum lubrication.

Other key benefits include:

  • Fresh new look with specially moulded black pin seal matt finish front covers.
  • Rear ladder made of sleek tubular steel – user-friendly, collapsible and less prone to damage.
  • Mixing chamber containing 6-paddle reel with new style paddle castellations ­– improved mix quality, less horsepower required, less machine wear.
  • The paddles gently lift & tumble the added materials across the blades ensuring feedstuff is cut to an optimal length without destroying the quality of the fibre. This is to create a mix with the correct chop length & structure for optimum rumen health – improved herd health and productivity.
  • Option to add lights over feed-out door and increase the length of the feed-out door – easy to see when ambient lighting is low and quicker feed-out.
  • 4th Generation KEENAN Controller, feed management App and InTouch platform for full oversight of the mixing process and all farm data – see ingredient list and order, monitor costs, refusals etc.
  • Option of key telematics on Controller – oil sensors, chain tension sensor etc. – helps to maintain machine in good working order
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KEENAN MechFiber320+
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Small
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KEENAN MechFiber320+ rear and side view
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On
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2805mm (110.5")
<>Width
2541mm (100”)
<>Horsepower
80
<>Dairy Cows per Load
55-85
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110-170
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Off
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KEENAN MechFiber380+

Submitted by rjones on Tue, 06/28/2022 - 10:20

The MechFiber380+ is designed for the farm that wants to feed large numbers of animals in a short period of time. With a payload of 9,000kgs, the machine is capable of feeding up to 170 dairy cows or 320 fattening cattle for 24 hours with a single load. The machine manoeuvres like the smaller MechFiber365+ with some unique stand-alone product features.

As with all KEENAN diet feeders, the MechFiber380+ retains the paddle mixing system ensuring a consistent ration is produced each and every time.

Other key benefits include:

  • Fresh new look with specially moulded black pin seal matt finish front covers.
  • Rear ladder made of sleek tubular steel – user-friendly, collapsible and less prone to damage.
  • Mixing chamber containing 6-paddle reel with new style paddle castellations ­– improved mix quality, less horsepower required, less machine wear.
  • The paddles gently lift & tumble the added materials across the blades ensuring feedstuff is cut to an optimal length without destroying the quality of the fibre. This is to create a mix with the correct chop length & structure for optimum rumen health – improved herd health and productivity.
  • Option to add lights over feed-out door and increase the length of the feed-out door – easy to see when ambient lighting is low and quicker feed-out.
  • 4th Generation KEENAN Controller, feed management App and InTouch platform for full oversight of the mixing process and all farm data – see ingredient list and order, monitor costs, refusals etc.
  • Option of key telematics on Controller – oil sensors, chain tension sensor etc. – helps to maintain machine in good working order

Body Design

The body design has been optimised to carry the curve of the body around closer to the top of the knife, to reduce, or remove the effect of a pinch point created after the top knife. This has been designed to reduce the peak power requirement and reduce the stress on the machine in operation.

Oil Bath

The principle of the complete oil bath for the chain drive has been retained from the MechFiber400+, but simplified from both a build and maintenance point of view.

Body blades

The number of body blades, set up and location has been reviewed and optimised. All blade are located within the main body of the machine nominally between the 5 and 7 o’clock positions. This ensures that material is chopped efficiently without increasing power requirement.

We can customise our machines to your needs:

  • Height and width
  • Heavy duty knives
  • Rear feed out
  • Elevator tray
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KEENAN MechFiber380+
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Large
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KEENAN MechFiber side and rear view
KEENAN MechFiber rear view
<>New
On
<>Height
3201mm (126")
<>Width
2819mm (111")
<>Horsepower
115 HP
<>Dairy Cows per Load
120-170
<>Finishers per load
240-320
<>ROI Vatable
Off
<>Documents
<>Machine Category (taxonomy)
<>Show VAT
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UK Marketing Coordinator

Submitted by rjones on Fri, 06/24/2022 - 07:00

Established in 1978 in Borris, Co. Carlow, KEENAN is a respected leader in ethical and profitable farming solutions, focused on maximising feed efficiency. Over the course of 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, has 20,000+ users in over 80 countries across the world. In addition, the InTouch feed management software, monitors the feeding of 300,000 animals each day across 37 countries. The KEENAN diet feeder is the only diet feeder in the world to be validated by the Carbon Trust as helping to reduce methane on farm through increased feed efficiencies.   

 

KEENAN is currently looking to recruit a Marketing Coordinator for the UK market.

 

<>Date Posted
<>Responsibilities

Responsible for managing the UK's marketing initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Conducting market research and analysis to direct marketing strategy and planning

  • Implementation of new and existing marketing campaigns

  • Planning and coordinating communication activities including events, PR, advertising, digital, sponsorship and direct communications

  • Developing media relations and establishing media opportunities

  • Gathering and generating content to support campaigns and communications

  • Development and maintenance of customer database management systems

  • Working closely with the sales and technical teams to address regional marketing needs and opportunities

  • Reporting budgets, leads and sales

  • Production and coordination of marketing collateral – merchandise, literature, staff clothing, etc

  • Other general marketing support as required

 

In addition:

·       In co-operation with the Head of KEENAN Marketing ensure local marketing strategy is aligned with KEENAN Strategy, Policy and Alltech Policy

·       Liaise with other functions / advisors as required to ensure marketing practices are in line with local requirements – with particular awareness of Consumer, GDPR and FCA

·       Ensure alignment between KEENAN and Alltech, of messaging, joint events and activities of mutual benefit

·       Co-operating with marketing organisation cross markets, implementation and sharing best practice

<>Contact Info

For more information or to apply for this position please contact James Brough, Ireland and UK General Manager, at jbrough@alltech.com

 

 

UK Marketing Manager

Submitted by rjones on Fri, 06/24/2022 - 07:00

Established in 1978 in Borris, Co. Carlow, KEENAN is a respected leader in ethical and profitable farming solutions, focused on maximising feed efficiency. Over the course of 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, has 20,000+ users in over 80 countries across the world. In addition, the InTouch feed management software, monitors the feeding of 300,000 animals each day across 37 countries. The KEENAN diet feeder is the only diet feeder in the world to be validated by the Carbon Trust as helping to reduce methane on farm through increased feed efficiencies.   

 

KEENAN is currently looking to recruit a Marketing Manager for the UK market.

 

<>Date Posted
<>Responsibilities

Responsible for managing the UK's marketing initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Conducting market research and analysis to direct marketing strategy and planning

  • Implementation of new and existing marketing campaigns

  • Planning and coordinating communication activities including events, PR, advertising, digital, sponsorship and direct communications

  • Developing media relations and establishing media opportunities

  • Gathering and generating content to support campaigns and communications

  • Development and maintenance of customer database management systems

  • Working closely with the sales and technical teams to address regional marketing needs and opportunities

  • Reporting budgets, leads and sales

  • Production and coordination of marketing collateral – merchandise, literature, staff clothing, etc

  • Other general marketing support as required

 

In addition:

·       In co-operation with the Head of KEENAN Marketing ensure local marketing strategy is aligned with KEENAN Strategy, Policy and Alltech Policy

·       Liaise with other functions / advisors as required to ensure marketing practices are in line with local requirements – with particular awareness of Consumer, GDPR and FCA

·       Ensure alignment between KEENAN and Alltech, of messaging, joint events and activities of mutual benefit

·       Co-operating with marketing organisation cross markets, implementation and sharing best practice

<>Contact Info

For more information or to apply for this position please contact James Brough, Ireland and UK General Manager, at jbrough@alltech.com

 

 

KEENAN showcases new feeder at open day in Mullingar

Submitted by rjones on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 04:38

The open day took place on the farm of David Clarke near Mullingar who trades under the name of Cows.ie.

The new range has a host of new features including design and technology improvements.

Read the full article:

https://www.farmersjournal.ie/keenan-showcases-new-feeder-at-open-day-in-mullingar-690622

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Dairy Herd Management: 5 Tips to Combat Dairy Labor Pains

Submitted by jnorrie on Mon, 06/13/2022 - 18:01

Labor shortages are certainly not new to the dairy industry. The pandemic caused a ripple effect that impacted nearly every corner of the world facing shortages in terms of labor. Knowing labor is one of the most important resources on the farm, the conversation turns to retention, to reduce labor pains. 

Jorge Delgado, an on-farm specialist with Alltech, says that producers are, for the most part, not really prepared to face the reality. 

Click here for full article. 

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