Let’s explore the benefits of vertical TMR (Total Mixed Ration) mixers for feeding beef cows during different stages of the production cycle.
A few years ago the combination of unusually warm and dry conditions in the summer left areas of the Northern Plains in the US and Canadian Prairie with reduced and more costly forage supplies. In some cases, this will made feeding the beef herd more
Traditional methods of feeding hay in a round bale feeder can lead to wastage of up to 30% through selection and trampling. Conservative estimates of switching to a TMR put feed savings at 10-15%.
The New 5275 Mini-Mixer has been specifically designed to process bales up to 4’x5’ into a uniform TMR that resists sorting. Even the smallest skid steers won’t have any trouble loading this 300 cubic foot (8.5m³) model and just 45 Horsepower will run it.
A TMR mixer is a long life, depreciable asset, that simultaneously decreases feed cost and increases animal productivity (revenue), with the cost being amortizable over numerous years, its operational life being a function of how much it is used each year.
Addition of water to total mixed rations (TMRs) has become a generally accepted recommendation to reduce sorting behaviour by cattle during eating. As such, there are a number of recommendations out there concerning the “ideal” moisture content for total mixed rations (TMRs), some of which