Batch Feeders

In order to maximise your potential yield on a dairy farm, it is most important to give the cow the best feed possible. Off a grass based system that is most common in Ireland it is even more essential that an in parlour feeding system is prevalent for two reasons.

One it will encourage the cows to come to get milked, and two, it will help them produce higher milk yield. At Boumatic Gascoigne Melotte we supply Batch Feeders complete with flexi-augers that will allow you to feed a batch ration to your cows through a manual pull rope system or by compressed air.

How They Work

Batch feeders are a very simple but effective way to feed in the parlour. Worked on a pull rope mechanism you can feed various types of feed through them including nuts and rolled barley mixes.

There is one feeder per cow and depending on the amount of units of the machine you will be able put as many numbers of feeders on the one string up as far as five.

The batch feeders will feed the same amount to every cow but the feeders can be set to drop different amounts.

In order for the feeders to fill properly the first one must be full before the second one can fill and so on until the last one. The batch feeding system is a great way of feeding cows in the parlour from the pit at minimum effort and at low cost.

Advantages

  • Low Cost
  • Quick Installation
  • Easy to use
  • Minimal Maintenance
  • Simple slider design to change amount of meal dispensed
  • Can be retro-fitted in to most milking parlours
  • Can be manually or air operated
  • Can feed various types of feed