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Three U.S. dairy producers experience the luck of the Irish with the Alltech & KEENAN Great Gree

Ashley Irvin from Tennessee, Hans Greisen from Wisconsin, and Mary Van Rossum from Wisconsin, were selected by a live, random draw during the 2017 World Dairy Expo to win a trip for two to Ireland for the week of St. Patrick’s Day 2018

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – For three U.S. dairy producers, the luck of the Irish was on their side when their names were selected in a live, random draw for The Great Green Getaway sweepstakes as the 2017 World Dairy Expo wrapped up in Madison, Wisconsin. In March 2018, Ashley Irvin from Tennessee, Hans Greisen from Wisconsin, and Mary Van Rossum also from Wisconsin, will embark on a journey to the Emerald Isle for a “how it’s made” tour of the KEENAN production facility in Borris, County Carlow, Ireland, a guided VIP experience at the new Pearse Lyons Distillery At St. James, visits to a number of high-performance Irish dairy farms and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dublin City Centre.

KEENAN, the maker of the “Green Machine” mixer wagon, became part of the Alltech family of companies in April 2016. KEENAN machines are unique in the proven nutritional benefits they deliver, and they provide producers with control, accuracy and real-time feeding advice. The mixers are designed to improve rumen health, resulting in increased feed efficiency and livestock production.

“We are looking forward to hosting The Great Green Getaway sweepstakes winners in Ireland and sharing the Alltech and KEENAN Irish heritage,” said Dan Gard, sales manager for KEENAN USA. “Our customers trust our KEENAN mixers for their durability, flexibility and longevity, and these winners will get to see them in the factory as well as on-farm in Ireland.”

The sweepstakes opened June 28, 2017, during National Dairy Month, and the winners were announced on Oct. 7, 2017, at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. The contest was open to U.S. dairy farmers who have 50 cows or more and are over 18 years of age. For more details about The Great Green Getaway sweepstakes, visit http://go.alltech.com/greatgreengetaway.

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