The team at Kelvin Cave Ltd is celebrating a major industry award, having returned home from the Royal Welsh Show with the prestigious Dr Alban Davies Trophy. The prize was awarded for the SilaPactor – the heavyweight implement which has the capacity to increase the density of silage by as much as 40% – which fought off competition from every machine exhibitor at this major farming event.
Awarded for the ‘machine, implement or device which is likely to be of most benefit to Welsh farmers’, the judges were not only fulsome in their praise for the SilaPactor itself, but commended the entire Kelvin Cave silage-making system.
John Robertson, chairman of the judges, said: “This is a company that knows its stuff and impressed the three judges. They are experts in efficient forage production and this innovation could be of great value on Welsh farms where forage is so important.”
Praising the efficacy and simplicity of the SilaPactor, he said: “In all respects it’s a great device and for the cost involved it’s good value for money – you are winning in all directions.”
Previous winners of the award – which has been an annual highlight of the Royal Welsh Show since the 1950s – include Massey Ferguson, The Ford Motor Company and Lister.
“We feel it’s a great honour that our silage-making system has been recognised in this way and always strive to find the best feed and forage preservation solution for any UK situation,” said company managing director, Kelvin Cave.