Pellon

Automated Feeding

Free up time for yourself

Feeding automation reduces the workload at farms. Automated feeding, 24/7, according to the natural feeding cycles of the animals frees the cattle owner’s work  management time and human resources at the farm. Resources can be allocated to monitoring, observing and looking after the cattle.
Loading the feed components into the fully automated filling device that holds feed for up to two days also aids work management during weekends or holidays.
With the help of automated feed mixing and delivery, the farm owner is able to put more time into looking after the animals, farm management and his/her own family.

 

Feeding automation reduces the workload at farms.

 

           

 

 

 

Increase milk and meat production

Studies show indisputably that changing feeding from a single time to multiple times per day has a positive impact on milk yield. The animal is able to enjoy a continuous supply of fresh feed mix all-year-round without barn-air ammonium. The biggest difference has been with beef cattle where daily growth rates have increased by as much as 16%.
With Pellon automated equipment, feeding can be done with a frequency not possible by any other means in practice.


Hygienic feeding

The chain of bacterial risks from manure and exterior traffic is interrupted as the dirt brought in by tractor wheels is left outside, since feed components are loaded into their own filling devices, mixed and distributed automatically, thereby not coming into contact with the ground.

During winter frost, doors of the livestock hall may remain closed. There is no risk of freezing or humidity problems due to sudden temperature changes. This is made possible by Pellon feeding system.

 

 

 

More milking times

Round-the-clock management of feed distribution
ensures rush and stress free feeding for each individual of a milking group in a robot milking farm. Practice has shown that a minimum of 8 daily feeding deliveries of mixed feed encourages the cows to go to the robot to be milked more often.

 

 

 

Save in construction costs

For Pellon Beltfeeder, only a 1.5 to 2 m wide feeding table is required. When planning a new barn, the roof and the supporting structures can be reduced. With narrower feeding table with troughs feed stays reachable to animals and no push back work is required.


Automation facilitates the planning of the barn

The feed lines can be connected to each other. With a transverse transfer belt, the interior of the barn can be laid out with greater freedom.
The feed chain may encompass multiple buildings, and it should be noted that animals may also have access under the feeding belts.
When buildings are expanded, transfers between the newand the old barn are done by covered conveyor belts, or the system is equipped with automatic equipment to fill the transfer trolley.