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Quality & Consistency of the Mix… I couldn’t be more pleased with the results!

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Gregg and Amanda Koetting with daughters Leah and Olivia

Gregg and Amanda Koetting live the busy lives of many Midwestern farmers. Located in Henley, MO, they farm 100 cow-calf pairs and also have a backgrounding operation for their calves.

When asked why they chose a Patz 800 Series Trailer Vertical Mixer for their cattle operation, Gregg was quick to state, “I picked the Patz over all the other mixers out there mainly because of the quality and consistency of the mix, and because of the Raptor™ knife system. We have a lot of fescue and long stem hays to utilize. It sure looked like the Patz would work the best for processing those hays.”

The Koettings purchased their 350 cu.ft. Patz vertical mixer in February 2013, and couldn’t be more pleased with the results. “The consistency of the mix is awesome! These mixers are designed for dairy herds and anything that will take those rigors day in and day out is built to last. The mix time is faster than any of the other ones I looked at or saw in operation.”

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Patz 800 Series 350 cu.ft. Trailer Vertical Mixer

Gregg and Amanda have seen significant results in the general health, conception rates, and reliability of their animals since integrating the Patz mixer into their daily activities. To be more specific, they report:

  • Cows are coming through winter at 1 BCS* score higher on average
  • Better conception rates for spring calvers
  • Higher weaning weights for fall calvers
  • Better, more even weight gain in backgrounding calves
  • Cattle in excellent body condition at calving
  • Overall feed consumption is 10-20% less depending on the weather and available feedstuffs

*BSC (Body Condition Score), a tool used to evaluate the nutritional needs of herd.

Gregg endorses his Patz Proven Performer by stating, “I believe in the Patz vertical mixers so much that not only did I buy one for daily use on my cattle operation, I sell them!”

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