Feed Fence

  • Custom-made
  • Typically comes in 6 metre lengths
  • Centre braces every 2m for strength
  • 400mm feed cap for cattle
  • Suited for feed/concrete pad

Product Enquiry: Feed Fence

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Example for 100 cows:

Supplied as 6 metre lengths with 15 feed positions per unit. Gap of 400mm per animal makes for a very strong feed fence that will allow 10 to 12 animals, dependent on breed and size, to feed per length. For 100 dairy cows the unit would be 30 metres in length x 1.5 or 1.6 metres wide. Delivered as 10 x 6 metre lengths, 2 feeder ends, 9 braces and 12 pins.

Example for 600 cows:

This 600 cow herd is fed in four batches of 150 cows during milking by having an extra holding yard between the milking area and the feed pad. It takes 25 to 30 minutes to milk 150 cows and also allow 150 cows ample feeding time at the feeder which in this example is filled once every two days by dropping two electric wires and putting the silage bales direct into the feeder. This could just as easily be filled from a big bunker of silage.

This is the routine:

  • 600 cow herd fed twice a day at milking
  • 55 x 10 metre concrete pad with 42 metre long feeder
  • Up to 160 cows fed in 25 to 30 minutes
  • 5 cows fed per feed position / per milking
  • Filled solely with tractor & front loader
  • Dismantled for cleaning easily in 2 hours
  • Uses same effluent system as dairy shed

These are the results:

  • Quadruples the use of each feed station
  • Reduces waste considerably. A Manawatu farmer, after installing a similar system, saw daily silage feed-out quantity reduced from 6 tonne to 4 tonne with no drop in milk yield
  • Pastures improved with no damage at feeding out from pugging & vehicles
  • Machinery savings with no feed-out wagon and a reduction in damage to farm raceways
  • Time and labour savings for farm staff
  • Milk production maximised with well fed, contented cows