Siloking puts German technology to work on Canadian farms

Siloking Canada’s Karl Terpstra

German livestock-feeding-technology-maker Siloking is based at Tittmoning, Bavaria, but its feed mixers now travel the world with sales in over 50 countries.

The ‘Made in Germany’ moniker is a big plus for the company’s products, which range from small single-auger mixers to trailed, self-propelled and electric mixers, says Siloking Canada representative Karl Terpstra. That wide product range makes the company’s mixers a good fit for smaller dairies milking 100 cows or less, all the way to large operations with 1,000 cows or more, he notes.

In this report from the 2024 Canadian Dairy XPO in Stratford, Ont., Terpstra discusses the success of German engineering and the growth of the Siloking business in Canada.

“Whether we’re talking the engine, the suspension, frame, drive line — it is a very well designed product that’s been put together with correct axles and the hydraulic components are sized right,” says Terpstra. “It is a good German-designed, quality product.”

Siloking has also gained a reputation for user-friendly operation: “The controls are different than what we’re used to. However, once a user gets onto it, and runs it for a day or two, they do find it very easy to run, very simple and comfortable.” Watch the video below.


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