Coolbreene Trust near Taupo is a large-scale dairy operation farming 1150ha, including run-off blocks, within a 10km radius of its home base.
Jaylor products are sold in 42 countries and the company holds 25 worldwide patents on its technology.
Dairy farmers use the mixers to produce ‘mixed rations’ – blends of nutritional supplements with conventional grass-based feeds. By this means they boost milk solids production.
Power Farming’s Jaylor product manager, Ken Bill, is just back from Canada where he collected the Jaylor ‘Market Leadership Award’ for achieving record sales in New Zealand.
Bill is seeing a big increase in sales of Jaylor PMR (partial mixed ration) feed mixers as New Zealand dairy farmers seek increased production.
“Farmers looking to increase their production can increase their land mass, which is getting harder to do, or they can look to the cheaper and more cost effective alternative of feeding their herds better,” he says.
Feed mixers first began arriving here in numbers about ten years ago. Bill says early sceptics gave way as pioneer users, ahead of their time, proved the value of the PMR mixers.
“In a hot summer like we had last year, many farmers who were on supplementary feed mixes were able to maintain the status quo, and in some cases to improve their performance…. When you’re running an intensive farming operation with a high debt loading, you need to do everything you can to maximise production.”
Bill says since last November the growth in Jaylor sales has been phenomenal, brought about by the effects of the drought.
Jaylor vertical feed mixers are said to be well known for quality, durability and efficiency, and for innovative and patented design features. They cut the feed, and lift and aerate it to produce a light, fluffy, palatable blend.
Bill says Jaylor mixers are simple and low maintenance – probably one of the lowest maintenance on the market. “But recognising they are an essential piece of machinery… Power Farming supports its machines through
its nationwide dealer-
It offers regular maintenance of the mixers, and if there’s a breakdown it will supply a substitute.