From Calf Feeding
All tube systems used to have deposits of contaminated milk because they had not been cleaned often enough or thoroughly enough. For the rst time the new HygieneStation can automatically ush out and clean the whole milk pipeline right through to the teat after ach feed. This will reduce a calf’s exposure to bacteria, improve the health of the calves and save on manual cleaning.
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%!
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 oor area within the feeding station stays clean and dry.
Temperature is a key factor when cleaning, so we can clean both the mixing jar and all hoses to the nipple at up to 65° C/150° F.
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 re ex of the oesophageal groove and reduces the risk of milk passing into the rumen.
LED lit teat
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.
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 requirement for these modern feeding strategies.
Always freshly mixed
The central milk supply of conventional machines has another disadvantage: At 40° C/104° 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!
Calves teach themselves
As soon as a calf lifts the teat, a small amount of milk ows into its mouth. This stimulates the calf's initial drinking impulse; manual learning is necessary in only exceptional cases. IMPORTANT: When the calves are learning to use the feeder we take speci c care to ensure that milk is not entirely pumped into the mouth as this can easily result in uid entering the rumen.
Can be tilted to clean
Many stations are installed directly in the pens. The HygieneStation can be tipped forward at a 90° angle so that manure can be removed and the whole area can easily be mucked out with the use of a tractor.
Quick-release teat fastener
The nipple can easily be changed with a quick-release handle.
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.