High tech automatic feeding station in the Netherlands

CowSignals friend and veterinarian Jaap Brand shows us around at a barn with an automatic feeding station. A trolley brings fresh rations from the feeding kitchen to the cows 6 times a day. Have a look at how this works.

What do you think of this system? Please share your thoughts.

FEEDING SIGNALS

Practical guide to optimal feeding management and production. This training supports the advisor, the farmer and his staff in doing an excellent job every day, in storing, mixing and feeding a ration that keeps cows healthy and productive.


Next open day training: Tuesday 21 June 2016

Comments (3)

Richard

Who will benefit the most from this system Cows Farmer or manufacturers?Probably the manufacturer ,looks expensive to buy run maintain and replace .

Joep Driessen

Richard wrote:
Who will benefit the most from this system Cows Farmer or manufacturers?Probably the manufacturer ,looks expensive to buy run maintain and replace .

Good question. Depends on labour costs. Farmers who want to manage alone 3-4 milk robots and 180 -240 cows , have to use automation...

Slowly more farmers are using it...

Mohammad Alkhateeb

Hi Richard,
This system is designed for medium to large size herds, as Joep said, if you have high labour cost, then this is one good solution, advantages also is reduce errors by fault distribution, reduce cost of energy used by tractor ( if diesel is more expensive than electricity because the system is running by electricity for mixing, distribution wagon by a wagon runs by rechargeable battery ) . MAIN advantage is feeding cows more frequently ( six times ) I believe it is hard to do by labours.

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