A healthy cow is a productive cow and one that eats 10 to 14 portions of fresh feed a day. For this reason, it is vital that there is always feed available at the feed fence. However, because of cows’ eating patterns, some places tend to have more feed than others.
In cases like this, automatic pushing systems with fixed distances fall short. While there may not be enough feed in one place, another location may have too much feed left. This makes it difficult to push feed automatically because of the resistance.
The Lely Juno pushes feed dynamically, solving this uneven distribution problem. It means that feed is pushed efficiently, regardless of whether there is too much or too little of it.
Feed remains fresh because the Juno automatically increases the distance to the feed fence when there is too much feed resistance. This prevents feed from being excessively compressed, thus stopping it from heating up.
The Lely Juno is equipped with intelligent software. This enables the Juno independently to gauge the distance to the feed fence required in order to push the feed optimally. This is based on the amount of feed in the feeding alley and its resistance. This resistance is central to the Juno’s pushing pattern.
Using the Juno is very easy. You simply input the route, the minimum distance to the feed fence, the pushing frequency and the feed type per group. Based on this data, the Juno determines the resistance level and pushing force. The Juno makes sure the feed is always pushed well, even between feedings.