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Video: Using the O’Neill ALCI Feeder

Video Transcription below:

My name is Jim Buckley. I’m running a store cattle to beef system with the mostly continental cattle at Kilbrittain in County Cork.

2018 has been a challenging year weather-wise, beautiful weather, beautiful area, but very tough on grass. We had a lot of problems in that regard.

I have been using the John O’Neill ALCI feeder, lick feeder for the last four months on this batch of cattle here.

I’m very very pleased with it. From word go the cattle have been very content, they initially were on about proximately 3 to 4 kilos at per head per day and in the last two weeks I’ve upped that and they’re consuming at the moment between the 8 and 10 kilos a day.

There’s no labour whatsoever.

It’s filled up blown into the into the bin and we have the facility to vary the dispension of it I suppose with the the the feeding rate of it from the tank onto the little feeding shelf and subsequently from the shelf to the animal. So the animal procures the few the feed mostly by a licking movement.

The main advantages of the system are that there’s no labour, no waste and the cattle are very leisurely. They come and go at their own pace.

I have killed a few cattle offered so far and I’m pleased with the with the fat scores and and with the carcass weights

Not so much with the price. I’d have to say.

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Use the O’Neill Staller to perform your tasks. All you need to hold your Calf.

Here’s what some users on the Irish Farmers Discussion Group on Facebook had to say about the Staller.

I have one and use it for debudding and tagging. It is as strong as the bars you attach it to. Very useful in that you can move it about.

Excellent value and you can store safely when not in use.

It’s a good product that promotes safe systems of work on a farm. That’s my real interest – making farming safer.

Highly recommend this product.

Padraic O’Brien

One of the best purchases I ever made, can tag and dehorn on my own with ease.

Richard Rice

Got one, mighty yoke, fly thru dehorning, carrying it from pen to pen.

Micheal De Roisteo

Have one here for the last couple of years, very easy to move from pen to pen, needs heavy gates to attach it to.

Feardhal Sullivan

Great tool.

Steve Tierney of Bannixtown Limousins

Brillant device also have one of the crates which since I purchased this has been busy rotting away with rust.

Seamus O Lunacy


If you’re a member of this group you can see the conversation here (Note: It’s a closed group.)