Easily feed to yield, body weight or stage in lactation!
In automated parlors feed control can be connected to the parlor management system easily utilising its in-built high speed communications interface. Interfacing with the Milk Manager Software offers many advantages as feeds may be calculated easily and dispensed automatically. Feed amounts may be calculated based on user defined feed levels, feeding to yield, body weights or stage in lactation.
Appetiser feeding... Speeds up milking!
One of the most interesting features of the Dairymaster automated feed system is appetiser feeding. As each cow enters the parlor a small amount of feed is dispensed to the cow which encourages fast loading. When the unit is being attached the remainder of her allocated feed is dispensed, this usually results in a more content cow when the cluster is attached. Scientific trials have also shown higher levels of oxytocin are present when cows are fed during milking.
The out of parlor Feed Manager is an add on module of the Dairymaster Milk Manager to easily control out of parlor feeders.
Accurate distribution of feed...
The system uses data already in the Milk Manager for determining the amount to feed each cow. Feed amounts may be calculated based on user defined feed levels, feeding to yield, body weight or stage of lactation. The dispensing of this feed may be distributed over different feeding periods throughout the day. The benefit of this approach is that cows generally consume their total allocated feed and unconsumed feed is distributed throughout the remainder of the day.
Out of parlor feeders allow feeding to be controlled accurately and conveniently. Since feed is one of the main inputs on farm it is of utmost importance to use your feed efficiently and effectively.