The fully automated system pushes and remixes feed making rations more appealing – helping increase consumption and improve milk production.
DeLaval announced recently the launch of OptiDuo robotic feed refresher – an automated feed pusher and remixer working twice as hard to help improve farm productivity.
Not only does it push feed back to the feed bunk, but it remixes it, making it more appealing to cows by avoiding compression and helping to reduce waste. More visits to the feedbunk may also mean better cow traffic and less competition and stress while eating.
With OptiDuo, cows can consume more, resulting in higher milk yields of up to 2 kg. per day. OptiDuo is the only feed pusher on the market with an optional concentrate dispenser, further enticing cows to eat more.
OptiDuo runs around the clock, giving cows consistent access to appetizing feed and saving producers up to $3,500 per year in labour.* It can make up to 10 trips a day, helping reduce weigh back to 1%* and save money.
The unit’s Adaptive Drive system gives producers the flexibility to feed their herds seasonally as OptiDuo can effectively handle varying amounts and types of feed, including total mixed ration, straw, hay and fresh grass.
Its smart navigation system helps ensure it is always where it is supposed to be, and safety bumpers on all sides automatically stop the unit if it senses a person, object or animal.