Controlled & efficient way of feeding your herd!
Dairymaster FeedRite in parlour feeders are a very precise and convenient way to feed cows in the parlour. In parlour feeding offers tremendous advantages to the dairy farmer as it has been proven to increase cow flow, decrease milking time and cater for the individual nutrition requirements of cows. They are easy to install and operate and are virtually maintenance free. Systems can be installed to support multiple feed types.
Stimulate milk let down...
One of the most interesting features of the Dairymaster automated feed system is that appetiser feeding may be utilised. As each cow enters the parlour a small amount of feed is dispensed into her stall 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 herd is fed at the touch of a button...
The feeder control unit is digital and controls up to 40 feed dispensing points. The operator may select feeds on an individual or batch basis and the system also incorporates the Dairymaster colour coded feed system which is a very fast and visual way of individually feeding concentrates. The calibration of the complete feeding system is so quick and easy it can be done within 2 minutes. Accurate feeding results in higher profits!
Feed to yield, body weight or stage of lactation?
In more automated parlours the control can be connected to the parlour management system with just two wires utilizing its inbuilt 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.