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Automatic feeding KUHN - TKS: Working together to develop automatic feeding systems

To meet the increasing demand from Western European dairy farmers looking to improve working conditions and reduce the constraints involved in ration feeding, the Kuhn Group finalized a partnership agreement with the Norwegian company TKS on Monday 15 September 2014.

With its two production facilities (KUHN AUDUREAU in La Copechagnière, France, and Kuhn North America in Brodhead, Wisconsin, USA), the Kuhn Group already figures among the world’s leading livestock machinery suppliers with its complete range of bedding machines and TMR mixers:

    - Silage cutters & feeders
    - Straw blowers & feeders
    - TMR mixers with horizontal or vertical augers
    - TMR mixers with vertical augers and straw blowing system
    - Stationary TMR mixers.

To supplement its wide variety of solutions proposed to farmers all over the world, and in keeping with its EFFICIENT FEEDING policy, Kuhn has selected the Norwegian company TKS with a view to develop an industrial and commercial partnership for automated TMR feeding to ruminants.
The in 1930 founded company TKS is designing, developing and manufacturing rails installed mobile hopper systems that feed automatically the livestock.
TKS is a historical name in the feeding robot market with the development of a rail-mounted mobile feeding hopper system already 10 years ago.
With its 60 employees, TKS has become the leading manufacturer of this equipment in Norway and which is also sold in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and even Japan.

Kuhn is designing, developing and manufacturing the ration component mixing system upstream of this mobile hopper.
This combination of the systems of TKS and KUHN reduces the constraints on the farmer considerably. It also reduces the costly unoccupied space of the feed alley and allows more livestock in the same surface. The daily rations are optimised with the several passes of the Feed Robot which also results in less feed leftovers.
The TKS mobile hopper is automatically fed by a Kuhn CENTRAMIX Stationary TMR mixer or by Feed bunkers.

The KUHN System TKS will initially be distributed in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In terms of distribution, Kuhn dealers in these countries will benefit from all of TKS and Kuhn’s know-how. The dealer network will be assisted during the different phases of the project with professional support.

The livestock farmers will also benefit from the wide range of Kuhn Services and Kuhn Spare Parts.



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