The 2019 Ploughing Championships will see the launch of a number of innovative animal feed storage solutions by Monaghan-based, McAree Engineering, who design and manufacture the market-leading V-Mac range of bulk feed storage silos.
A new large, open-top silo with a flip lid will be on display providing livestock farmers with a cost-effective solution for holding home-mixed feed.
With a three M body and a heavy-duty lid incorporating a nine-foot-wide opening, this silo, with a capacity from eight tonnes, will accommodate a wide telescopic bucket.
In addition, to meet the demand for extremely hard-wearing silos, V-Mac Silos have developed a new stainless-steel silo manufactured using their distinctive steel coil design.
The use of an external interlocking seam on the outside of the silo creates an extremely strong silo shell out of high-grade stainless steel.
This silo is targeted at customers who are using mineral and additive rich animal feeds, which can sometimes react with traditional galvanised steel silos and degrade them, according to the company.
The spokesperson noted that the new silo will provide the usual feed storage benefits along with an extremely long life.
Animal feed silos
In addition, McAree Engineering will be displaying their full range of animal feed silos. The latest version of their standard one-tonne tote bin will also on display; it is slightly larger at 1.65m3 and is designed for easier transport.
“Our four-tonne hopper is very popular we have often been asked for larger capacity flip lid solutions.” Eamon McMeel, the V-Mac Silos Technical Sales Manager, said.
“This requirement has become more acute with the continued expansion in the dairy sector and our new flip lid silo meets this niche.”
“We have many long-standing customers in the pig and poultry sector who have been inquiring about specific solutions for some feeds,” McMeel added.
The McAree Engineering V-Mac Silo production has recently moved to a purpose-built 40,000 square foot factory, which has been constructed alongside their state-of-the-art sheet metal manufacturing plant in Ballinode, Co. Monaghan.
Visit Block 1, Row 3 Stand 84 at the National Ploughing Championships.