Computerised calf feeding is here to stay. The health of calves depends heavily on the level of care they receive. Research shows that computerised milk feeding systems can improve health, reduce labour and significantly increase growth.
Calf feeding works
Automatic feeding systems reduce the time for labour-intensive actions and give the farmer time to concentrate on important details such as feed intake and the general condition of the animals.
However, success with any system will require good sanitation, housing and ventilation, as well as attention to detail.
This booklet describes DeLaval keeping and feeding concepts and provides hints and suggestions for healthy, successful and profitable calf feeding.