Discover why Dan Truttman made the decision to invest in group housing and utilize autofeeders to raise the best calves.
Truttman Dairy Transition to Autofeeders
Dan Truttman’s interest in group housing calves and implementing autofeeders was first piqued when he happened to see a plan design for another farm. At the time, Truttman was sending his calves to a custom calf raiser, but the results were poor. With high mortality and morbidity rates impacting lifetime performance, Truttman knew he needed to make a change for the sustainability of his dairy operation. He began discussing options with Tri-County Dairy Supply. In this brief video, Truttman and Shane Olsen, from Tri-County Dairy Supply share some of the key items they discussed throughout the design process to ensure the Truttman transition to group housing and autofeeders was successful.