LA & SM Lloyd is a family run dairy farm on the Shropshire / Powys border. Alun set up the farm alongside his wife and parents over 30 years ago. Now three grown up sons later the farm has gone from milking 120 cows to 360 alongside rearing around 200 bulls.
The Lloyd family are fairly new customers to RVW Pugh after sealing their first deal with Sales Manager Colin back in 2017 and haven’t looked back since. The family purchased the new Teagle C12 the end of 2020 and have been experimenting with it for over 8 months.
The C12 is a high capacity mill for processing dry materials such as straw and miscanthus to a consistently short length for bedding, feeding and biofuel.
Fit the optional Grain Milling hopper into the bale chamber and fine screens to the milling system to quickly convert the C12 from a bale processor to a high capacity grain mill. Moisture content <17%.
The C12 grain hopper is designed for convenient operation and safe highway use, with the conveyor safely supported within the hopper body when in the transport position.
What do you use the Teagle C12 Calibrator for?
We use the C12 for a number of jobs. Firstly we mill the straw for forage for the dry cows and youngstock. We also mill wheat for the milking heard and wheat and barley for youngstock and bull beef.
What did you use before?
John Kerr Ren Roller Mill – This is for sale on Pugh’s website!
What do you prefer about the Teagle?
The Teagle C12 is a more efficient use of the grain. The variety of uses is also good, to have a machine that does multiple jobs is a lot more cost effective for a farm like us in the long run.
How has the Teagle changed the way you feed?
We are now feeding a more multifunctional diet with the straw and cereals, milling quality and output.
You were involved with the making of a new part for the C12 to improve the performance. How has this improved the way the machine functions for you?
Originally the youngest of the three brothers lost time using something to hold the hopper upright however the new part has kept it stable. There’s always improvement’s to be made but we are thinking of new ideas all the time as we are working alongside machines.
Dailylive weight gain -+0.4
Killing out percentage +10%
Cows +1 litres (milk)
More consistency of ration unable to sort then mix, no grains coming through in the dung!!