Homepage  Homepage     Search on site  Search on site     To write the letter  To write the letter     Site map  Site map
Agro Perspectiva
We are on: 
   

Photoblog

 






Home > News

KEENAN MechFiber 345SP self-propelled diet feeder named Innovation Arena Award winner at Europes largest outdoor agricultural event

22.09.2017 13:25 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) KEENAN, an Alltech company, has been announced as the machinery innovation winner of the 2017 Innovation Arena Awards for its self-propelled diet feeder at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co. Offally, Ireland.

The hugely anticipated KEENAN MechFiber345SP paddle mixer, the first self-propelled machine in the KEENAN range, was short listed in the established engineering innovation category. The KEENAN machine was centre stage at the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena, where Irish farmers took a firsthand look at this long-awaited development from the farming solutions company.

«Winning the Innovation Arena Award is super accolade for the team at KEENAN. This is a very special win when you consider KEENAN was only acquired by Alltech in April 2016. Engineering work on the self-propelled began in July 2016 and we brought it to market in July 2017 at SIMA in Paris. This award is a testament to KEENANs knowledge and experience in identifying a market opportunity and bringing it to fruition in true rapid Alltech style,» said Robbie Walker, CEO, KEENAN.

Long synonymous with excellence in nutrition and driving animal performance through optimising rumen health, KEENAN focused on researching the loading and chopping mechanisms available on the market in order to fast-track product development and speed to market. Of highest importance was identifying a solution consistent with the core KEENAN ethos of retaining forage structure to deliver the noted MechFiber mix with its associated production benefits. In Italian firm Storti, they identified a partner with more than 30 years of self-loading engineering expertise and fantastic results retaining the all-important fibre structure of the materials being loaded. Together the two companies worked collaboratively to engineer the optimum loading mechanism for the award-winning KEENAN MechFiber 345SP.

The tungsten-coated blades feature a unique crossed arrangement, performing clean cuts without damaging the structure of the fibre, even with very compact silages. Engineered with a focus on speed, precision and versatility, the special placement of the blades and configuration of the loading channel allows the cutter to load in both directions and easily run in reverse if needed, while a high-speed loading belt drastically reduces mix preparation time.

Producing the noted KEENAN MechFiber mix in 16 and 20 M3 outputs for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the KEENAN MechFiberSP range offers left or right front discharge via an adjustable conveyor for homogeneous distribution of total mixed rations. Available in both 25 kilometers per hour or high-speed «Plus» 40 kilometres per hour models, the operating system of the KEENAN MechFiberSP range has been cleverly designed for ease of maintenance and features a mechanical drive to the six-paddle reel. This exclusive engineering system, by means of a specially designed gearbox and PTO shaft, transfers all the power from the engine to the mixing system, thus reducing fuel consumption by up to 25 percent as well as reducing maintenance costs.

Fitted with the KEENAN InTouch controller as standard, the KEENAN MechFiber SP range is connected to the KEENAN InTouch service, which provides real-time feed advice and ration formulation through a dedicated team of skilled nutritionists. KEENAN InTouch is proven to deliver consistency in both feed and mixing to ensure improved milk yields and milk solids and better herd health in conjunction with monitoring and control of feed costs.

The award-winning KEENAN self-propelled machine is currently being showcased through a number of on-farm roadshows across Europe and will have pride of place on the KEENAN/Alltech stand at AgriTechnica in Hannover this November.

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 more than 100 manufacturing sites globally, Alltech is a leading producer and processor of yeast and organic trace minerals, and our flagship algae production facility in Kentucky is one of only two of its kind in the world.

Our guiding ACE principle seeks to develop solutions that are safe for the Animal, Consumer and the Environment. Our more than 5,000 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.

About KEENAN:

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.

KEENAN, a member of the Alltech family of companies since April 2016, interprets data for more than 1,000,000 cows from close to 10,000 farms in 25 countries around the world, representing one of the worlds 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. Based in Borris, Co. Carlow, Ireland, KEENAN employs 204 people (169 in Ireland).

Agro Perspectiva

< Groisman: Ukraine has all chances to enter TOP-40 within Doing Business ranking All news for
22.09.2017
Belarus grains crop 7 million tonnes >

21.09.2018  
23:19 Ukrainian grains export exceeds 8.8 million tons
22:44 Ukrainian plant varieties State registration to be improved
22:13 Poroshenko doubts that land market could open within near future
21:36 Lozova Machinery enters Canadian market
20:11 Cherkasy region agrarians harvested 28,000 tons sugar beets
20.09.2018  
23:14 2018 autumn sowing: winter rape sowing over
22:11 Belarus agrarians harvested sugar beets at almost 20,000 ha
21:44 Volyn region agrarians harvested sugar beets at 1,000 ha
21:32 Ukraine switches to European water quality monitoring system
14:15 UN scientific Committee recommends international trade measures for an additional four chemicals
19.09.2018  
23:19 State support 2018: Agrarians already received almost UAH145 million compensation
22:51 Agrarian Ministry: since early this year, land auctions have given UAH128 million
21:44 Ukraine, Germany discuss prospects of agricultural sector cooperation for next year
21:03 Agrarian Ministry expects domestic gardening program to be overfulfilled
20:28 Statistics Service: Ukrainian agriculture renews its positive dynamics
18.09.2018  
23:11 Vinnytsia region sugar output 17,700 tons
22:42 Ukraine, Moldova discuss ecological problems of Dniester River
22:17 Ukrainian delegation participates OIE Regional Commission 28th Conference
21:04 Ukraine to export maize to Europe first time ever
20:39 Harvesting 2018: agrarians threshed almost 37 million tons grains
17.09.2018  
23:47 Kyrgyzstan Jan-Aug sugar output exceeded 19,000 tons
22:04 Ukrainian Foods Safety Service, EBA discussed cooperation urgent issues
21:58 Ukrainian Aug sugar export exceeded 22,000 tons
21:36 SETAM to sell right to lease State-owned land
20:17 UN-backed Climate Summit urges action to the next level
14.09.2018  
23:04 Kyiv region agrarians start sugar beets harvesting
22:13 Groisman: draft State budget-2019 includes UAH6.9 milliard for agrarians support
21:07 Ukrainian cattle number down 4.3%
20:14 Interregional agrarian forum to be held within Sumy
19:56 Harvesting 2018: agrarians threshed 1.5 million tons maize
13.09.2018  
23:19 Over 400 Ukrainian market operators have already implemented HACCP system
22:14 Ukrainian this year Jan-Jul poultry meat export boosted to almost 185,000 tons
21:36 Trofimtseva to open the 10th All-Ukrainian Organic Food Fair
21:08 Azot suspends mineral fertilizers output
20:12 UN: Hunger reached alarming ten-year high within 2017
12.09.2018  
23:03 Ukraine breaks frozen fruits/berries export record
22:36 Cherkasy region sugar beets yield expected to be high
21:47 Europe faces potatoes deficit due to abnormal heat, UK prices tripled
17:11 Ukrainian producers invited to Turkey agricultural exhibition
15:43 Saudi Arabian SALIC buys Ukrainian farming company Mriya
11.09.2018  
23:38 Next year, India can shift Brazil as leading sugar producer
22:19 Agrarian Ministry upgrades its 2018/19 MY grains/leguminous crops forecast to 63.1 million tons
22:11 Belarus sugar output almost 20,000 tons
18:24 Vinnytsia region starts sugar beets harvesting
16:08 Foods and Grains Corporation starts accepting new crop maize
10.09.2018  
23:36 Ukrainian producers invited to participate international exhibition Food Africa 2018
23:04 FAO: This year global grains output to be down 2.4% due to drought
22:14 Ukrainian onions export up 17 times
21:03 Harvesting 2018: agrarians threshed 70% grains/leguminous crops
20:11 Ukrainian grains export almost 6.88 million tons

Also available: 



Agrarian Week in digital



READ ON-LINE



NewsNews - News - News - News - News - News
BriefWeekly Reports - Free article
SubscriptionTariff - News&Reports
AdvertisingMagazine - Site
ConferencesForum AGRO-2013 - DAIRY WORLD-2008 - FERTILIZERS-2010
Exhibitions
For our clientsAgroNewsDaily - Ukrainian Grain&Oilseed Market - Fertilizers - Milk Monthly - Milk Weekly
About usAbout project - Contact
     Lenty.Ru   +
2002 -2018 © Agrarika, ltd.
tel.: +38 (044) 486-9171, 486-8119
fax: +38 (044) 486-8830, 494-4889
e-mail: info@agroperspectiva.com