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Feed efficiency

How to use automation in order to improve feeding accuracy and 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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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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Mix quality

Dairy Farmer Kennton Benneth about feeding with his new Solomix 2 mixer wagon

Dairy farmer Kennton Benneth shares his experiences with Trioliet representative Martyn Northover about why he opted for compact feeding with the Solomix 2 diet feeder.

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These are the best positions to place knives in your mixer wagon

The knife positions on the auger are important for a well-mixed ration. The position requirements for assembled auger knives depend on the ration and the TMR mixer model. Use one or more long knives…

Free diecast model

With the purchase of a Solomix diet feeder in the UK and Ireland you receive a diecast Solomix triple auger 46 cu.m. with metal mixing chamber, value €75,-/₤70. This diecast is accurately detailed and…

Every bite is the same

TMR feeding in practice. You can apply the compact feeding principle in different ways. Find out here how this dairy farmer is benefiting from his own method of compact TMR feeding.

More stability across the entire herd

TMR feeding in practice. You can apply the compact feeding principle in different ways. Find out here how this dairy farmer is benefiting from his own method of compact TMR feeding.

Compact feeding to prevent selection behaviour by cows

Dairy farmers are constantly looking for ways to prevent feed selection, improve animal health and increase production. Compact feeding seems to offer a solution in efforts to prevent selection. But…

Dual Flow mixing

Thanks to the innovative design of the Trioliet mixer feeders with 2 or 3 augers, the feed is being mixed in two directions; vertically and horizontally. The feed is pushed up (vertical) due to the…

5 reasons to check the knives in your mixer wagon regularly

This is why you should check your auger knives regularly.

 

"Sometimes I think: I should have done it sooner"

Pieter Delisse is a dairy farmer in The Netherlands. He has 270 dairy cows and uses his seven-year-old Solomix mixer wagon to collect a dairy production of 11,700 litres of milk per cow per year, with…

Total or partial mixed ration?

Pros and cons of TMR and PMR

The importance of the correct loading order for well-mixed rations

Farmer Bert Versteeg sees a lot of advantages in using a mixer feeder wagon for feeding

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Feed structure

Dairy Farmer Kennton Benneth about feeding with his new Solomix 2 mixer wagon

Dairy farmer Kennton Benneth shares his experiences with Trioliet representative Martyn Northover about why he opted for compact feeding with the Solomix 2 diet feeder.

Watch the video above.

These are the best positions to place knives in your mixer wagon

The knife positions on the auger are important for a well-mixed ration. The position requirements for assembled auger knives depend on the ration and the TMR mixer model. Use one or more long knives…

Free diecast model

With the purchase of a Solomix diet feeder in the UK and Ireland you receive a diecast Solomix triple auger 46 cu.m. with metal mixing chamber, value €75,-/₤70. This diecast is accurately detailed and…

Every bite is the same

TMR feeding in practice. You can apply the compact feeding principle in different ways. Find out here how this dairy farmer is benefiting from his own method of compact TMR feeding.

More stability across the entire herd

TMR feeding in practice. You can apply the compact feeding principle in different ways. Find out here how this dairy farmer is benefiting from his own method of compact TMR feeding.

Compact feeding to prevent selection behaviour by cows

Dairy farmers are constantly looking for ways to prevent feed selection, improve animal health and increase production. Compact feeding seems to offer a solution in efforts to prevent selection. But…

Dual Flow mixing

Thanks to the innovative design of the Trioliet mixer feeders with 2 or 3 augers, the feed is being mixed in two directions; vertically and horizontally. The feed is pushed up (vertical) due to the…

5 reasons to check the knives in your mixer wagon regularly

This is why you should check your auger knives regularly.

 

"Sometimes I think: I should have done it sooner"

Pieter Delisse is a dairy farmer in The Netherlands. He has 270 dairy cows and uses his seven-year-old Solomix mixer wagon to collect a dairy production of 11,700 litres of milk per cow per year, with…

Total or partial mixed ration?

Pros and cons of TMR and PMR

The importance of the correct loading order for well-mixed rations

Farmer Bert Versteeg sees a lot of advantages in using a mixer feeder wagon for feeding

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Time saving

Much less residual feed

  • Company: Farm Deiman-Ottens
  • Number of cows: 530, of which 250 dairy cows (including 30 dry cows), 180 young stock and 100 bulls.
  • Number of feedings a day: 34, divided over the different groups: 20…

"Feeding always goes ahead, whatever the circumstances"

Altemeyer family
Number of beef cattle: 360
Ration: Maize, concentrate feed, grass and minerals
Feeding system: Triomatic T30 with WP 2 300 feeding robot

Berthold and Nina Altemeyer, from Salzbergen…

Using Triomatic automatic feeding system for 14 years

"It's possible to feed multiple groups, several times a day. That is an important factor. The better you can treat the dry cows, the better they deliver and the less problems you get later on."

More goats and less work with automated feeding system

The goats on the Smolderes family farm are milked twice a day and the average annual yield is approximately 1300 litres per goat. The ration consists of maize, grass, alfalfa, beet pulp and five types…

Feeding 770 cows and spreading three stables in just three hours

Dairy farmer Henrik Terkelsen from Southern Denmark has just completed a construction project on his farm. He built a new barn and increased his herd to 770 dairy cows. It was also a good time to…

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Animal welfare

Use of magnet in mixer feeder prevents hardware disease

Each year, an estimated 12,000 cows are injured by ingesting litter that has entered their feed. Another four thousand cows die as a result of hardware disease. Wageningen University and Research…

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Energy and fuel savings

Consistent mixing with small tractor and large feed wagon

The Shifttronic powershift enables a small tractor and a large mixer feeder to be combined.

Second Triotrac for agri. cooperation Breitenworbis

Recently the agricultural cooperation Breitenworbis in Thüringen (Germany) received their new Triotrac with great pleasure. They waved goodbye to their old machine after almost 6 years so it can enjoy…

25% less diesel consumption with Shifttronic

These days, dairy farmer Cees Middelweerd only needs 10 litres of diesel an hour to run his 24 m3 mixer feeder. He mixes up two loads a day to feed his herd of 350 milk cows, plus another two loads…

First ever Triotrac retires after nine and a half years and 21,000 working hours

The Niederseidewitz Agricultural Cooperative in Bahretal (Germany) has been using a Triotrac self-propelled mixer feeder for their feeding for nearly ten years now. Niederseidewitz's first…

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