Profitable milk production is dependent upon healthy, high yielding cows. And as today’s calves are tomorrow’s high performance cows, the way you rear them can make all the difference. Calves that are healthy and fast-growing will reward you by becoming high yielding cows that are productive for many years.
Investing in a computerized calf feeder pays off and large savings become obvious when your calves become cows. After all, healthy calves mean healthy cows and lower veterinary costs in the long term. Healthy calves also have a better chance of becoming fertile heifers that produce large quantities of
DeLaval CF1000+ is available with stand-alone control or a DeLaval herd management connected control system. There are many advantages with herd management connectivity, but the sophisticated on-board processor in the stand-alone control system gives good calf feeding control.
When a calf enters a milk station, CF1000+ prepares precise instant portions of fresh milk at the right temperature, provided the calf is allowed to drink. The milk station identifies each calf by its electronic transponder, knows the calf’s feeding plan – and when it is allowed to drink, and how much. CF500+ can handle four teat units, allowing up to 100 calves to use the feeder. It is available in milk, powder and combi version. The combi version can mix fresh milk, powder and water in any combination.
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