JayLor mixes things up for SA farmers

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Michael Kichauff Jaylor 5650 mixer LR Michael Krichauff is rapt with the performance of his new JayLor 5650 twin auger mixer so far. Michael Kichauff Jaylor 5650 mixer LR

Since purchasing a JayLor 5650 twin auger mixer several months ago, the Krichauff family in South Australia is seeing increased herd performance and higher quality products on their farm.

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Michael Krichauff and his father Peter farms dairy, sheep and beef on 607 hectares of land on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.

Prior to buying the 5650, the Krichauffs have been feeding out in the paddocks with a JayLor 445T single auger mixer for six years until they designed and built their 1100 square-metre feedpad a year ago.

Three months ago, they bought the JayLor 5650 twin auger mixer from G & J East at Strathalbyn to mix feed rations for 270 cows.

JayLor says its 5000 series twin auger mixers are used in dairy, cow-calf operations and feedlots from 100 head up to thousands.

The company adds its machines are designed to quickly process round and square bales as well as mix pre-processed silage and grain rations to achieve consistently uniform feed products in three to five minutes.

Michael Krichauff says he is seeing a steady improvement in herd performance after using his new JayLor mixer; with his cows producing two to three litres more milk per head with significantly increased protein and butter fats and an overall improvement in condition and conception rate.

"With the JayLor twin auger mixer, we control exactly what the cows are getting and we can mix and feed out four tonnes in 40 minutes," he says.

"The mix is very consistent, high quality, credit card length material and the cows clean it up like there’s no tomorrow."

He adds he is saving at least 30 to 35 per cent on operating costs with his new purchase.

"The tractor uses six to 10-litres of fuel an hour with the mixer on, and it’s taking us only two thirds of the time it used to, to feed out at the feedpad," Krichauff says.

JayLor says the 5000 series' square cut auger and specially oriented self-sharpening knives provide a fast, clean and high quality mix.

The gentle action of the slide plate, which gathers feed into the auger for elevation, decreases friction on the feed thus retaining more nutrition and reducing horsepower requirements by 20 per cent.

Krichauff says he has researched other brands but settled on the JayLor due to the excellent after-sales support.

"We knew from past experience that we’d get good support from our dealers and Howard Australia with a JayLor mixer," he says.

"Jaylor’s national product manager Phil Myers visits us regularly to check that everything’s going well.

"They care about the results we’re getting, not just the results they’re getting."

JayLor’s 5650 twin auger mixer TR mixer has an 18.4 cubic-metre capacity without extensions, 18 knives and a drum width of 231cm. It has a PTO speed of 540rpm, auger speed of 41rpm and requires a minimum 105hp tractor.

"We’ve got neighbours who use different brands and I’ve seen how the machines are working," Krichauff adds.

"I don’t think anything comes close to the design and performance of the JayLor mixers."

JayLor is distributed in the country by PFG Australia. 

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