Patz Mixer “Sure Makes Life Easier!”


Jeff and Sandy Fitch save time and labor with their Patz 800 Series Single Screw Vertical Mixer.

Third generation farmers, Jeff and Sandy Fitch own and operate Yarrabine Holstein Stud in Queensland, Australia. With 100 cows to milk, bull calves to finish, and cull heifers to feed, Jeff and Sandy Fitch appreciate any opportunity to save time and labor. To feed their livestock more efficiently, they purchased a 350 cubic foot Patz 800 Series Single Screw Vertical Mixer.

Because of high feed costs, the Fitch family supplements their herd’s diet with peanut shells – an economical, alternative roughage that’s high in fiber. Previously, Jeff was manually shoveling the peanut shells into a roller mill for processing. With his new mixer, this tedious task has been eliminated. According to Jeff, “The mixer’s a definite time saver. It sure makes life easier!”

“Our Patz Mixer is fantastic on round bales. We hope to cut the number of bales we’re feeding by 75%,” Jeff stated. With a consistent daily TMR from their new Patz Mixer, the Fitches expect to see an increase in milk production by around 3 liters per cow per day. Their financial gain is estimated to be $54,600 per year!

The Fitch family knows that time is money, and they don’t have time to spare for breakdowns. That’s why Patz Vertical Mixers are engineered with few moving parts for low maintenance and dependable performance. Jeff appreciates the simplicity of his Patz 800 Series Vertical Mixer saying, “It’s easy to use with no complications.”

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