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Low Maintenance & Better Efficiency Improves Bottom Line

Milt Rotz photo

When Milt Rotz (pictured at right), of Shippensburg, PA., took over the family farm from his father, Ernie (left), in 2010 he expanded the herd size from 200 head to the current 400 head of cattle.  Shortly after, he purchased a Patz 2400 950 Vertical Mixer. He says the big advantage with the Patz 950 is the time efficiency and the low maintenance. With the 950 mixer, Milt is able to mix feed quicker for 400 head than they were able to mix for the previous 200 head herd with their old reel style mixer.

During the warm months of the year, the batch size usually is between 14,000 – 15,000 lbs. In the colder months, some of the groups are fed only once a day and the batch sizes go up to 24,000 lbs. The Rotz farm purchased the mixer from local Patz Dealer Agri-Service, LLC.  Milt says he gets 24/7 service from Agri-Service and that type of commitment is a big reason why he does business with them.

 

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