In this brief video, Dan Truttman demonstrates how he trains his calves to drink from the autofeeder and shares some key tips for success.
Autofeeder Calf Training Tips
A critical component of raising calves with an autofeeder is successfully training them to drink from it. In this brief how-to video we learn from Dan Truttman, of Truttman Dairy in Blanchardville, Wisconsin.
Dan began using autofeeders on his dairy in 2016, and today he feeds 4 pens of calves with 2 autofeeders. When training calves to drink continuously, he recommends calves have a strong appetite before guiding them to the autofeeder which he demonstrates in this brief video. Dan also explains how he uses the data from the autofeeder to manage the training process.
A big thank you to Dan Truttman for sharing his experience and tips in these educational videos. Ask a question about training calves to autofeeders, or share your own tips, in the comment box below.