Abbey VF2000 has been a game changer for our farm business
South African meat producer Pedras Taljaard is at the top of his game. He runs a herd of Drakensberger cattle on his feedlot. They are a breed that are indigenous to South Africa, renowned as a medium-frame beef animal with a smooth coat, long and deep body with a mild temperament. Pedras visited Ireland to see the Abbey Factory and the technology that was on offer. He invested in a VF2000 twin auger Diet Feeder in 2018 to improve performance and reduce work around feeding.
Since investing in the Diet Feeder he now mixes agrostis hay, maize, ration and protein to his cattle. “The Abbey feeder mixes the feeds effortlessly and I never thought I could get the performance that I’m now getting on an agrostis hay-based diet. The feeder is very well made. It produces a perfect blend, the animals don’t select out the concentrates so all the cattle thrive well. This machine has been a game change for our farm”.
Pedrus Taljaard, Farm De Goedehoop, 3 Amersfoort, South Aftrica