“The First Thing That Hit Me…Was The Reduction In Waste”


Michael Schulz feeds his 500 dairy cows a high-hay TMR with his Patz 800 Series Twin Screw Vertical Mixer.

Michael Schulz runs a 500-head organic dairy operation in Western Victoria, Australia. In addition to certified organic milk, Michael produces organic cheese and yogurt to sell at local delicatessens, independent supermarkets, and farmers markets.

During the spring and summer months, his herd is on a rotational paddock grazing system of rye grass and clover. In the winter, Michael supplement feeds high-hay rations produced by the 620 cubic foot Patz 800 Series Twin Screw Vertical Mixer he purchased from his Patz Distributor.

After his herd began consuming the TMR from his Patz Mixer, Michael saw results almost immediately. “The first thing that hit me like a slap in the face was the reduction in waste,” he said. Hay waste has decreased dramatically on his farm, from 35% down to only 5%!

Michael also saw a boost in butterfat components and a sizable increase in milk production of 1,000 liters per day! He reported, “My butterfat went from a low of 3.1% butterfat for the past two years in late winter and early spring to a healthy 3.9 or 4.0%, which is a reflection on the improved animal nutrition that my Patz Vertical Mixer provides.”

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