In this farm feature video with Ingleside Dairy, Dr. Bob visits with Linda Leech about how the family successfully retrofit an old facility into a calf barn that works well for group housing with an autofeeder.
Inadequately cleaned autofeeders can create unhealthy conditions for the calf, and impair the longevity of the equipment. Watch this how to video to learn how to carefully clean and sanitize your autofeeder.
The calf autofeeder system provides “opportunities” to better manage one’s calf proactively through the availability and use of data. Take a few minutes to start each day by reviewing these core areas.
Calf management strategies are continuously evolving as market conditions and social pressures evolve. In this post, we compare a few different options and highlight which practices are fundamental to raising the best calf, while being mindful of future changes on the horizon, so you can plan for long-term success.
In this brief video, Dan Truttman demonstrates how he trains his calves to drink from the autofeeder and shares some key tips for success.
When calves are first introduced to the autofeeder, it can take time for them to increase their consumption. Learn what might be causing this slow transition, and how to get them quickly consuming more milk.
Discover why Dan Truttman made the decision to invest in group housing and utilize autofeeders to raise the best calves.
Heat stress can take a toll on dairy calves, impacting feed intake, growth and health. Learn how using data from an automatic calf feeder can help detect heat stressed calves.
Deciding which data and alerts to pay attention to can be overwhelming. This post will help you know how to use the information to monitor calf health.
Calf autofeeders allow us to collect helpful data on each calf we care for. I’ve analyzed this data across many farms to share three key learnings about calves and how to use the data in a feeding program.