Feed Efficiency

Not all dairy farmers are thinking in terms of feed efficiency yet. However, it's an important factor in understanding your operating costs. By using management tools on your mixer feeder wagon or feeding robot, you can calculate the exact amounts of feed that have been weighed and fed, linking this to milk production to gain a better view of your returns. Very handy, because you can adjust things quickly if required. The average feed efficiency ratio is between 1.1 and 1.6. This indicates how many kilos of measured milk are produced per 1 kilo of dry feed. However, feed efficiency isn't just about numbers. It's also about feed storage, cutting silage and transporting silage to the barn. So, you do not need to be a mathematical genius to enjoy these articles about feed efficiency!

20 March 2019

Good feed management can lower costs

As a livestock farmer, you want to have an insight into the cost price. If you know that feed costs...

27 November 2017

A First Step into Feed Management

TFM Tracker is a feed management system designed as a comprehensive solution for dairy farmers to manage the feeding process, boost efficiency and improve milk productionMore

7 November 2017

Limit feed loss from silage to barn

Feed costs for livestock holdings are one of the largest cost component of milk and/or meat. Trioliet is continually working to improve its feed systems for cattle farmers to minimise the feed lost on the way...

6 September 2017

Get more out of forage with the automatic feeding system

Automatic feeding probably appears expensive at first glance, but when you look at the annual costs, it is actually cheaper than conventional feeding. What's more, this is before you even take account of the...