A healthy cow is a productive cow and one that eats 8 to 12 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 can push feed dynamically, solving the uneven distribution problem. This way feed is pushed efficiently, regardless of whether there is too much or too little feed.
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.
Improved feed efficiency
Efficient feed pushing translates into increased efficiency in a number of ways. The Lely Juno saves energy, decreases your workload and guarantees that your cows can always reach the feed. This results in a better feed intake. Because the cows cannot be so picky about the type of feed they consume, there is a significantly lower amount of residual feed.
As there is always feed at the feed fence, cows can eat at any time of the day (or night). This has clear advantages, such as increased feed efficiency, improved rumen health and a decrease in competition. Additionally, the decrease in stress results in healthier animals. Ultimately, this makes for more milk in the tank or increased meat production.