We just returned from a demo on a 500 cuft Penta vertical mixer…
The dairy farmer was previously using a 2 auger horizontal mixer. After 4 days of using the Penta vertical, the cows went up 2.5-3 lbs. If you do the math that equals 480# per day on 160 cows and 14,400 per month, x $14cwt = $2016 per month extra – not a bad payoff!
Why did the cows go up?
- more consistent mix (no dead spots)
- less compact / fluffier mix = longer bunk life
- more even particle length
This is not the first time we have seen this while demoing a Penta. Call Post Equipment 712-476-4500 for more Penta TMR information.