Feeding more often pays back. It stimulates cows to eat frequently: ideally, 10 to 14 times a day. Rumination increases, as does milk production. Feeding more often also has a positive effect on cow health.
In addition, there is always fresh feed at the feed fence, and you can adjust the amount of feed depending on conditions in the barn and outside.
Fresh feed at all times for optimal rumination
Giving smaller quantities of feed more often means that cows always have access to fresh, tasty feed at the feed fence, and they have less opportunity to be selective over their feed. The ration cows eat is therefore more in line with what they need, including that for submissive cows. The latter can come to the fence to eat at their own time, without being chased away or having to eat feed left over by others which is less balanced.
As a result, every cow receives sufficient nutrients for optimal feed ingestion and maximum production.
More frequent feeding also means flexible feeding: not at fixed intervals, but when necessary. When cows are grazing outside, the feeding will stop, and only resume when the animals come back in.
This means that animals are fed as necessary, and the amount of residual food is reduced, both of which have a positive impact on your bottom line.