ALMA - Automatic Feeding System
The Urban CalfMom enables the fully automatic feeding of your calves. This not only saves you much work and time, but you also benefit from many additional advantages of this extremely well thought-out feeding machine. The Urban CalfMom is equipped for all tasks: It will alternatively feed calf milk replacer or up to 100% whole milk while monitoring the calves like a mother. If a calf does not drink the previously measured individual amount, the CalfMom will raise the alarm immediately. Once you’ve used the Urban CalfMom to feed you’ll never want to miss it. Test it and see for yourself!
- flexible integration in every stall and expandable with practical accessories
- can be developed to a centrally controlled feeder network for
- larger live stocks
- best hygiene: cleaning program with two different rinsing agents
- compact, frost-resistant stainless steel housing
Don’t let timedictate your schedule!
Many activities at your farm are tied to defined times of the day and deadlines, often making the workday rather stressful. Using the CalfMom lets you cancel two daily obligatory deadlines from your calendar - because feeding is now done by MOM! For the remaining animal check, which you may carry out at any time, you are essentially supported by the CalfMom with alarm and monitoring lists.
means saving money!
- The investment in an Urban CalfMom will pay itself off faster than any other investment in stall technology.
- Do you pay your worker more than US$ 5.34 per hour? If you do, then you should invest in a CalfMom! according to Wijnand Hogenkamp: Kleine investeringen leveren snel tijdswinst BOERDERIJ/VEEHOUDERIJ 90 – no. 10 (10 may 2005)
CalfMom Alma is connected by a ring circuit to one or several feeding stations. This prevents the milk from cooling off in the suction lines and milk with the correct temperature is always available at the teat. One CalfMom can supply a maximum of four stations. When the “parallel feeding”extension is used, calves at all connected stations can drink simultaneously. At the push of a button, milk can be extracted quickly and easily from a milk removal tap for, e.g. calves in external boxes. The optional liquid dosing unit injects directly into the suction line.
The Urban CalfMom is characterised by a very compact construction, is very flexible in use and simple to maintain.The high quality workmanship with stainless steel components is the basis for a long operating life - this is where Urban makes a difference. The CalfMom is frost-resistant:In addition, the waste heat of the boiler and the motors in the interior of the housing account for a microclimate that reliably prevents freezing.
The CalfMom helps you monitor the health of the herd:A health evaluation is done each day for every animal. This includes the individual drinking speed, the visiting behaviour at the stations and the amount of feed eaten by the animal. Based on this evaluation, you can detect sick animals much earlier and respond immediately before the illness breaks out completely.
Remaining milk quantity measurement and mixing bowl heater as standard 1 : The CalfMom measures the exact quantity of remaining milk which a calf did not drink. Conventional systems only measure a full or empty filling condition. In addition, the milk in the heated mixing bowl is maintained at a constant temperature level, whereas the systems of other manufacturers will serve cooled down milk to the next calf.
The feeder and the suction hoses are cleaned fully automatically, safely and hygienically with alternating alkaline and acidic detergents.
The intuitive, menu-driven Primus feeding computer makes it easy to invoke the numerous control and management functions of the feeder.
The spacious powder compartment with low filling height has room for up to 35 kg (77 lbs) of powder. Whole milk feeding from 0 to 100% is possible.
Using this so-called phase feeding supplies the calf always with the optimal energy and nutritients at every development stage, reliably preventing luxury consumption or undersupply. This saves you money.
Whereas using a single calf milk replacer means having to compromise, the use of two milk replacers lets you choose a very high qualit concentrated milk replacer, thus increasing the growth performance in the first two weeks.
In addition, you can introduce the calf to the feeder earlier and thus shorten the labour-intensive phase where you feed your calves individually (by bottle or bucket). As known from feeding pigs, you can mix both feeds using any mixing ratio so that you can carry out the seamless transition from milk replacer 1 to milk replacer 2. this lets yo economically expand an already available CalfMom Alma and use your exisiting automatic feeder more intensively.