Feed Efficiency

Not all dairy farmers are thinking in terms of feed efficiency yet. However, it's an important factor in understanding your operating costs. By using management tools on your mixer feeder wagon or feeding robot, you can calculate the exact amounts of feed that have been weighed and fed, linking this to milk production to gain a better view of your returns. Very handy, because you can adjust things quickly if required. The average feed efficiency ratio is between 1.1 and 1.6. This indicates how many kilos of measured milk are produced per 1 kilo of dry feed. However, feed efficiency isn't just about numbers. It's also about feed storage, cutting silage and transporting silage to the barn. So, you do not need to be a mathematical genius to enjoy these articles about feed efficiency!

How to use automation in order to improve feeding efficiency

At Vir-Clar Farm they have been able to reduce the feeding time by about 2 to 3 hours a day by letting automation work in their favor. Grant Grindstead: “We looked at ways to improve the accuracy, be…

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How to get more out of forage, according to dairy farmer Harrald Helmers

A question many cattle farmers ask themselves – or should do: How can you get more out of roughage? The health of the cows – and the amount of milk they produce – depends largely on the quality of the…

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Good feed management can lower costs

As a livestock farmer, you want to have an insight into the cost price. If you know that feed costs represent around 30% to 40% of the total cost, it is clear that you must keep an eye on this at all…

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A First Step into Feed Management

TFM Tracker™ (Trioliet Feed Management) is a feed management system designed as a comprehensive solution for dairy farmers to manage the feeding process, boost efficiency and improve milk production.…

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Limit feed loss from silage to barn

Feed costs for livestock holdings are one of the largest cost component of milk and/or meat. Trioliet is continually working to improve its feed systems for cattle farmers to minimise the feed lost on…

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Get more out of forage with the automatic feeding system

Automatic feeding probably appears expensive at first glance, but when you look at the annual costs, it is actually cheaper than conventional feeding. What's more, this is before you even take account…

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