THE Danish-built BvL V-Mix mixer wagon, specifically designed for use with 'compact' TMR – style which is attracting considerable interest – will be at LAMMA.

Compact TMR originated in Denmark and involves the soaking and pre-mixing of the dry components of the ration with water. This is then left to soak overnight after which the rest of the ration mix is then added.

The benefit of this is that it makes it impossible for dry components in the forage to be separated out from the rest of the mix, either during the feeding out process or by the cow pre-sorting. As a result, every cow is fed a far more consistent ration, resulting in a yield improvement of up to 2-litres a cow.

BvL will show a 36m3 triple-axle V-Mix feeder designed specifically for this way of feeding. In place of the standard mixing auger, the augers fitted in the mixer are not as tall, but are wider and have extended mixing blades plus an additional auger blade for more intensive mixing. The mixing augers are made using a V2A rust-proof stainless-steel surfacing for durability.

Due to the need to leave the wet mix in the mixer overnight and the extended mixing time, to protect the mixer body this is also faced with V2A rustproof stainless-steel and the augers are fitted with a seal to avoid water ingress to the inside of the auger cone.

As with all other mixer wagons in the BvL V-Mix range a wide range of discharge door options are available, as is a discharge conveyor on all models. Doors can be fitted on both the left and right hand side of the feeder, which provides complete feeding flexibility and even allows the mix to be deposited on both sides simultaneously if required.