Automated work routines
With the H&L 100, all employees know when they have to do what. At fixed times you specify your self, you carry out refill work, teat changes etc. And the optional CalfGuide makes your work even easier: it offers helpful вЂњTo-do managementвЂќ and tells you or employees in the morning what jobs need doing during the day.
Recent scientific studies have demonstrated that intensive feeding in terms of diet and mixture in the first weeks of calf life leads to considerably higher milk production later. With the H&L 100 you master all the requirements of modern feeding concepts.
No more need to lug buckets
Your back will thank you: no more lugging buckets around! All you do is put milk replacer powder into the big reservoir or whole milk into the appropriate tank.
Individual calf mixtures
All automatic feeders can vary the feeding quantity per calf. Yet the H&L 100 can do even more. Modern feeding programmes require a higher MAT concentration at the start of rearing (e.g. 160 g/l) to give a power pulse. In the drinking phase however, a lower concentration is needed (130 g/l). This individuality is the pre-condition for modern feeding strategies.
Enjoy calm and compliant calves
Since the H&L 100 does not restrict feeding to certain times of day, calves can come and drink at any time. They will not see a nurse in you and will therefore remain calm when people enter the barn.
Tube cleaning right to the teat
All tube systems used to have deposits of contaminated milk because they had not been cleaned often enough or thoroughly enough. For the first time the new HygieneStation can automatically flush out and clean the whole milk pipeline right through to the teat after each feed. This will reduce a calfвЂ™s exposure to bacteria, improve the health of the calves and save on manual cleaning.
Quick-release teat fastener
The nipple can easily be changed with a quick-release handle.
Cleaning at 65В° C/150В° F
Temperature is a key factor when cleaning, so we can clean both the mixing jar and all hoses to the nipple at up to 65В° C/150В° F.
Calves teach themselves
As soon as a calf lifts the teat, a small amount of milk flows into its mouth. This stimulates the calfвЂ™s initial drinking impulse; manual learning is necessary in only exceptional cases.( IMPORTANT: When the calves are learning to use the feeder we take specific care to ensure that milk is not entirely pumped into the mouth as this can easily result in fluid entering the rumen.)
Natural drinking approach
The teat at the feeding station is positioned so that it slants downwards in a similar way to the teats on the suckler cow. This encourages the natural drinking position of the calf. When the head is stretched, this encourages the natural reflex of the oesopha- geal groove and reduces the risk of milk passing into the rumen.
Always have a clean teat
The teat on a feeding station has the potential to spread germs. In the new HygieneStation the teat is cleaned after every visit. Germ contamination on the teat drops by an average of 80%!
All components can be reached at a comfortable working height. This eases control. Parts that are relevant for maintenance are highlighted in yellow. The design of the station also makes it possible to place the station in the outdoor climate stable, because all parts are securely frostproof packaged.
Always freshly mixed
The central milk supply of conventional machines has another disadvantage: At 40В° C/104В° F, the germ content in milk doubles every 20 minutes. With the HL100 no milk residues are left in the system and the milk is freshly mixed for each calf, no matter how many calves you have!
Can be tilted to clean
Many stations are installed directly in the pens. The HygieneStation can be tipped forward at a 90В° angle so that manure can be removed and the whole area can easily be mucked out with the use of a tractor.
Cleaned mucus bowl
Each calf produces mucus when drinking. With the hygiene system this is collected together with the cleaning water of the teat in a mucus bowl and washed away after each feeding process. This means that the floor area within the feeding station stays clean and dry.
Many feeding systems work with a central milk supply from which all calves get the same milk.This presents a problem: Modern feeding programmes (e.g. the metabolic programming) require a higher CMR concentration at the start of rearing (e.g. 160 g/l) to give a metabolic pulse. In the drinking phase however, a lower concentration is needed (120 g/l). Our individual animal feeding is the basic require- ment for these modern feeding strategies.
Practice has shown that the calves can orientate better when the teat is illuminated. This increases the intake of milk during the night and during the day the stable is also calmer because the feeding process is evenly distributed over 24 hours.
For each calf, there is a feeding programme which defines which mix it should drink in which quantity at what time. CalfGu > of all the feeding quantities right from the start of the rearing stage for each calf.