- Company: Farm Deiman-Ottens
- Number of cows: 530, of which 250 dairy cows (including 30 dry cows), 180 young stock and 100 bulls.
- Number of feedings a day: 34, divided over the different groups: 20 for the dairy cows, 4 for the dry cows (two groups), 7 for the young stock (four groups) and 3 for the bulls.
- Feeding system: Triomatic T30 feed kitchen with WP 2 300 feeding robot
Because it's becoming increasingly difficult to get good employees in the agricultural sector the Deiman family has completely shifted to automation. In addition to the dairy cows, the family has an arable branch with approximately 100 hectares. They do almost all the work themselves so they would like to get the work done with limited labor.
We'll never achieve this enormous capacity in any other way
To feed the cows they have chosen for the Triomatic automated feed system. It saves a lot of time, according to Jan Hendrik Deiman: "We fill the bunkers every day and that is the only work actually. The feeding robot feeds 34 times a day and sweeps the feed every hour. That means that he goes through the barn 40 times a day. You can never achieve that enormous capacity in any other way, not even with another comparable feeding system. The Triomatic feeding robot mixes while it drives to the cows so that it can start dispensing immediately after it has been filled. That is pure time savings."
Little work with it
"We have opted for the Trioliet bunker system in which the feed is thrown in loose. In fact, it is a simple system where the feed is loosely placed in it. We have 5 bunkers for the feed. There is a bottom chain and two rollers. We have little work with it. And we noticed that we have much less residual feed. This means that all the feed provided is eaten by the cows. And we noticed that we have much less residual feed. This means that all the feed provided is eaten by the cows."
The robot can feed on both sides because it can drive under the rail at an angle
Although they have built a new barn, the robot also feeds into the old barn. "The new barn has a narrow feed alley of about 3 meters, which the robot can easily cross. But also in the existing barn where the feeding paths are 4.5 meters wide, the robot can feed on both sides because it can drive under the conductor rail at an angle."