Supplementary feeding of meal is a recognised management tool in improving animal health, and therefore productivity. Having a PPP automatic meal feeding system in your shed also reduces labour and gives you quieter and happier cows during milking.
PPP Herringbone Feed Systems
Drop a minimum of 500g to a maximum of 4.5kg to each cow
Have a UV stabilised Feed Dispenser designed specifically to deal with PKE type feeds
Use a USA manufactured auger suitable for PKE
Have very quiet drive units and auger
Have one dispenser is used per cow – so feed is dropped in font of each cow
Use a clear dispenser, so you can visually see feed in the dispenser from the pit
The system has a robust auger line and dispenser support inside the shed
Use German manufactured Drive Units – with 1.5 KW motors
Have 365 days a year back up support and service to aid with any problems that may come up.
Our system has the ability to upgrade and individually feed each cow different feed rates working off a herd management system such as Protrac etc.
Have trays and drop tubes under the dispensers that are made from stainless steel.
Investment in R&D has ensured today’s modern dairy farmers using PPP feed systems are meeting the demands placed on them.
Simple to use with virtually no labour in-put
Very low maintenance requirements
Very low running costs
In-built safety features
Very accurate feed drops for each cow every time
Individual feed drops
Stainless steel feed trays, and dispenser droppers
Molasses & water injection options available
Mineral additive options available
Silo sizes to suit different farms
A system that can handle a wide range of feed.
How Does An Automated Meal Feeding System Work In Your Shed?
Firstly every cow has an individual meal dispenser.
Each dispenser has its own regulator which controls the amount of feed you release to the cow on each dump. You can dump between 0.5kg - 4.5kg of meal.
To release the meal in a dispenser there is one cord that you pull which will dump one side of the shed at once (this can be modified to suit your needs).
The dispenser is situated in front of the cow and is above the height of her raised head. The limiting factor on the height of a feed dispenser is the height of the shed. From the base of the dispensers is a Stainless-Steel tube which directs the feed into the feed pan.
From the outside silo runs two auger lines one line for each side of the shed. This auger line runs into the shed usually from the same end the cows enter the shed for milking. The end of the auger line therefore is at end of the shed from which the cows exit. At this end above the last dispenser is the motor that drives the coreless auger line.
When your cows come into the shed the feed dispensers are usually full of feed. Once the cows position themselves in the bale you release the meal from the dispensers with a cord. Automatically the motor on the last feed dispensers starts up and commences to fill the feed dispensers above the cows. When the meal gets to the predetermined quantity the motor automatically turns it self off.
The filling of the dispensers doesn't take long and while the cows are eating their meal and being milked the dispensers are being quietly filled and ready for the next lot of cows to come in.