In dairy farming and fattening bull keeping, automatic feeding systems (AFS) are becoming increasingly important. The main reason is to reduce labor time and workload. In addition to rising energy costs and consumption, automating and mechanizing can drain resources. The system selects and positions the guides so that their handling and assemblage can be made simpler. In vibratory systems or feeding systems, pieces arrive in bulk, and they move in the next step of the process at a speed and rate optimal for the efficiency of the process.
Market database states that demand for automated feeding systems will increase, driven by the growing awareness of livestock feeding management, the increasing size of dairy farms across the globe, and the reduction of operating costs and losses associated with manual feeding. Furthermore, as livestock numbers grow, it becomes more challenging to monitor and handle the herd manually. As a result, automated systems are in high demand as they systematically feed livestock and help track and manage their herd.
According to the market database, the automated feeding system in Europe is dominating the global market. This is due to technological advancements in feeding management, efficiently managing nutritional requirements for animal husbandry and the increasing adoption of software in automated feeding systems. Trioliet, for instance, launched a new feeding device named Solomix 3 in September 2018 to capture large European cattle farms and expand their business.
Osborne’s Automatic Feed Agitation System
According to the market database, Osborne Industries, a supplier and distributor of livestock management solutions, introduced its new product to solve the ever-present problem of feed bridging in bulk bins at livestock facilities and farms. In Flow Pro, an agitator in the boot promotes efficient feed flow through gentle rotation.
The system is a feed bridging solution that does not use high-frequency vibrations or heavy impacts on bin boots or collars to ensure continuous feed flow. Instead, Its rotating agitator gently agitates the feed inside the bin boot as the automatic feed delivery system runs. A rugged auger – made up of about 100 revolutions a minute (RPM) ensures continuous flow without affecting feed quality. Considering that the system allows gentle, steady agitation, any clumps of compacted feed at high humidity or moisture will be broken up, thus reducing the likelihood of plugging problems. Additionally, Flow Pro eliminates bin wear-and-tear caused by vibrating systems and impacting hammers and mallets. Various feedstuffs have been subject to independent product testing with no adverse effects of first in, first out.
There is now Flow Pro for bins of various sizes with straight and 30-degree boots. The control and sensors of the system run on 120/240 VAC and are triggered automatically and simultaneously with feed delivery. The Osborne Industries Company is an employee-owned corporation that manufactures and distributes feeding and weighing equipment for livestock.
Roxell’s MiniMax range to expand
Roxell, a global supplier of automatic feeding systems, drinking systems, nesting systems, and heating systems, recently expanded its MiniMax feeder pan range.
According to the market database, to meet the needs of each poultry farmer, MiniMax feeder pans can be tailored to their preferences and practices. As a result, poultry farmers benefit from the feeder pans.
According to Roxell, the pan fills consistently and evenly across the entire surface due to the 360-degree feeding principle. Using the correct feed volume, farmers can provide the precise amount of feed. As a result, the broilers will reach their ideal weight, and the farmers will use precisely the amount of feed required.
Depending on the type of feed, it is possible to adjust the opening. A cattle’s feed volume can be adjusted using three feed settings. An end-of-feeding system control pan allows a fully automated and precise feeding system. The pan sends a feedback signal when a minimum or maximum level is triggered, initiating the process. In the control pan, LED lights can be used for influencing the feed level through the feeding line. In contrast, using the MiniMax automatic feeding system, poultry farmers do not have to intervene with the system. The Automatic Feeding market and its 10-year business outlook can be understood using Global Market Database.