Producers can access free independent nutritional advice and support, for the next three months, through a service launched by Alltech and KEENAN.
Recognising the impact that COVID-19 is having on producers and their businesses, both companies hope that this free InTouch service will help producers to navigate their way through this challenging time.
“The farming industry is somewhat used to pressure, volatility and uncertainty, and it’s times like these that test and demonstrate our strength, resilience and relentless passion to survive, thrive and feed the population,” says Alltech UK’s Fergal McAdam.
“From April 1, 2020, to June 1, 2020, producers without the InTouch hardware already installed can now benefit from our free, remote, over-the-phone support service.
“This service has been designed to support producers by helping measure, monitor and manage the biggest variable cost on-farm, feed,” he explains.
“We understand that every farm business experiences its own unique set of challenges, and by giving producers remote access to our independent feed specialists they can continue to work towards achieving their business goals, whether that’s improving feed efficiency, reducing health incidences or increasing yields.”
InTouch, in its entirety, combines the latest in feed-management software, mixer wagon controller technology and skilled feeding specialists to work proactively with producers to optimise feeding accuracy and ultimately drive animal performance.
“Those who wish to access this service, but do not currently have InTouch technology installed, can confidentially provide basic input and output information over the phone,” adds Mr McAdam.
“We can then analyse the information provided and give diet performance data and recommendations based on available feeds.”