couldn't put hay in our old reel mixer, now we can put
round bales in our Patz. It's easy to add the minerals
and to mix small
- Lor Mar Holstein Farm
- Loren Thomas and Weston Erdmann
friends told us about vertical mixers and how they
like the Patz. We owned a tumble mixer before and
now we can use baled hay in the ration.”
- Dale Mill, Pennsota
Dairy, Lewiston, MN.
had a 3-auger mixer before and now our mixing time
is 2 or 3 minutes. We can use balage now and the dry
cows love it. Our clean out is better and we can unload
a lot faster.”
- Rylee, Tara Fick, Mallory
and Troy Fick of Lake City, MN.
use to have a four-auger mixer, but we use baleage
now. The Patz vertical works awesome. We use the 2000
lb., 5 foot bales. It takes 5 minutes to mix and it
unloads a lot faster.”
- Mark Gerard, Gerard Dairy,
Spring Grove, MN.
Patz vertical mixes much faster than our auger mixer
and it cleans out much better. Now we can process
round bales and we like that it’s simple and
it has few moving parts.”
- Andrew Hornberg &
Joel Klawiter, Grafenberg Farms, Winona, MN.
can run a lot more hay in our ration now and it mixes
fast. We put round bales right in the mixer and sold
our hay buster.”
- Matt and Jerry Herget of
tried 4 vertical mixers. The Patz did the best on
small batches and grass hay. It did a better job mixing,
mixed faster and is built heavier than the others.”
- Perry Wolter, Iowa State
University, Ankenny Dairy Research Farm.
thought the Patz was built heavier than the other
vertical we tried and it mixed better without cutting
the feed up too much.”
- Ron Jahnke and grandson,
Collin McTague, of Jahnke Dairy, Wells, MN.
are using 9 lbs. of hay per cow now. Mixing time is
about three minutes and we use a lot more hay than
our old reel mixer. We use the Patz vertical for tearing
up bean stalk and straw bales for bedding now.”
- Jim and Michelle Woodard,
Patz mixes better, doesn't leave bunches of hay and
unloads in half the time of my old 4-auger mixer.
I like how simple and heavy it is. It empties out
- John and Jenny Kiese of
“We had a 4-auger
mixer before and could see that it wasn't mixing.
The Patz vertical would mix faster and better. We
went up 4 lbs. two days after we tried it and have
held there. We did try another twin screw vertical
and it didn't mix.”
- Bob Ketchum of Ketchum Farms,
is our first mixer. The cows are eating more and doing
better. We feed round bales and now we can use high
moisture bales in our ration. My son Jason and I tried
a twin screw and didn’t like how it cleaned
out or discharged feed. We tried another single screw,
but liked the quality of the Patz best.
- Jim Klassen of Klassen’s
Dairy, Plainview, MN.
Patz vertical mixes better than our old auger mixer.
I don’t see the corn in the ration anymore.
We can throw round bales in the mixer now and do a
better job on our dry cow ration.”
Krebsback of Stacyville, IA.
Patz mixes faster than our old reel mixer and we can
do more long hay in the ration. The clean out was
good and we can feed straw now and it works great.”
- Les Olson of Spring Valley,
can put any feed stuffs I want in the Patz and I don't
have to worry about it. My regular ingredients of
corn silage, haylage, grain and protein. Plus corn
stalks, sweet corn cannery waste and round bales of
alfalfa or slew grass.”
- Don Malecha of Northfield,
can process the big hay bales now, these bales would
break our old 4 auger mixer. It doesn't take long
to mix now, three minutes. We had the mix tested and
it's even all the way through.”
- Mark Speltz of Maple Acres
Dairy, Rollingstone, MN.
had a stationary 4-auger mixer before and wanted to
make a change once we went to drive by feeding. The
Patz mixes well and we can use hay now. We've had
the Patz for about a month and are up 10 pounds."
- Rick Meisch, Altura, MN
Patz is our first mixer and we're up 10 pounds since
February. My intakes are up and now we know what we're
- Adam, Liz and Olivia Minear,
Patz vertical is simpler than our old reel mixer and
it has a super mix and mixes fast. The clean out is
great. You couldn't fill a coffee can with the feed
left in the mixer.”
- Ed Muldenhauer, La Crescent,
had a 3-auger mixer before. Our new Patz mixes and
unloads a lot faster and does a better job on long,
- Kevin, Rod and Ben O’Connor,
O’Connor Dairy Farm.
“The Patz mixed hay better than our old vertical
- Steve Possehl and Tom Perkins
of Perkins Farms, Red Wing, MN.
Patz unloads faster than our old auger mixer. It cleans
out really well and it only takes 5 minutes to mix.
It's very simple with no roller chains and sprockets.”
- Jason Reber of Reber Dairy,
Patz vertical mixes faster than our 4 auger. We mix
for 3 minutes and we can use more hay. It unloads
- Ron Bornholtd of Spring
had a reel mixer before and the Patz does a more even
mix. We can use round bales now in the main barn with
this mixer and we can save labor by not having to
make so many small bales.”
- Shawn Ruechel of Ruechel
Dairy, Adams, MN.
“We were sick of trying to mix long hay with
our 4 auger mixer. We like the dual wheels on our
vertical, the mixer doesn't slide around as much.
The mix quality and clean out are good. We like the
idea of being able to process the hay in the mixer
and we can mix faster now.”
- Jim Persons of Saratoga
Dairy, St. Charles, MN.
minutes is all it takes to mix after we finish loading.
We like the way it lifts the feed. It's more consistent
than our old auger mixer which was separating the
feed when we would unload.”
- Steve Schell of Schell’s
Pine Grove Dairy, Altura, MN.
Patz is a good TMR. It mixes long hay better. We mix
for 2 minutes after the last ingredient is added.”
- Kurt Schumacher of Schumacher
Farms, Plainview, MN.
Patz vertical mixes faster and better than our old
4-auger mixer. We let it run while we fill it and
it's done in 2 minutes.
- Joe, Rick and Randy Smith
of Jerry Smith and Sons Farm, Adams, MN.
is our first mixer and we use about 600 lbs. of dry
hay. We like the Patz because we can get a consistent
mix and now we know exactly what we are feeding.”
- Phil and Brad Suess of SPV
Jerseys, Grand Meadow, MN.
had two different vertical mixers before our Patz.
The Patz cleans out better and processes the high
moisture bales better. We like the 4-point scale system
and think it's better than the three-point system
where you pull the mixer around by one weigh bar.
- Bruce, Nancy and Dwight Tesmer
of Tesmer Dairy, Millville, MN
like the Patz because we can mix small batches for
less than 10 cows. It really cleans out well. Everything
in, everything out. With our old auger mixer, we had
trouble with grassy hay. Now we don't have any trouble.”
- Mark and Don Vagts, Vagts
Holsteins, West Union, IA.
“We only mix 3-4 minutes and it mixes great.
It works excellent on the small batch for the transition
cows. I'm very pleased with the Patz.”
- Wayne Voth of Lewiston,
“Our 4-auger took 10 to 15 minutes to mix and
it never did mix well. We can mix in 4 minutes now
and I couldn't believe the difference in the mix.
I can mix any size batch of feed now.”
- Jim Wright and twins Josh
and Tommy of Wright Farms, Lake City, MN