Combatting protein deficiency is important in lactating cows, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.
Afterall, interest in fodder beet crops is increasing at a rate of knots.
Available as an extra on new Combi PR, X or XL wagons – or for retro-fit to existing machines in the field – the units fit on the front left side of the wagon and are powered by a direct drive gearbox.
A rotating drum carries 72 blades which chop against three adjustable grates that can move back under hydraulic pressure in cases of blockage by crop or stones, then auto-reset to allow chopping to resume.
Chop length is adjustable from 50-150mm, and rated output is up to 30 tonnes per hour.