The Butler feeder and silage pusher is designed to sweep feed back to the feed fence to encourage dry matter intake. The extra matter intakes gives cows the energy to produce more milk from the same diet. The Butler carries concentrate, blends or meal which is easily distributed over the ration. This feed can be taken out of the TMR and fed in small quantities over the forage and ingested in a manner which is gentle on the stomach. The ingest of smaller amounts of fodder more often has a positive pH value in the cows stomach. The cows liver is under less stress and fewer disruptions to fertility and feet problems are incurred. Increasing dry matter intake helps cows retain body weight during the lactation which further improves cow health.
This chart produced from the results at Prague Institute for Animal Production shows how increased passes of the Butler increased the cows output by 4.98kg of milk per day. The higher number of passes encourage feed intake and ensures that forage is in easy reach of the cows. The Butler works night and day and the frequency can be increased to match periods of feeding and rest. It is possible to have more cows than feed fence. The constant availability of feed provides opportunities for all cows to feed. This will benefit mixed groups of heifers and cows.
When it’s time for feeding the Wasserbauer Butler pivots round towards the feed fence to allow tractors and feed wagons to pass easily. This is done automatically at preset times. After the feeder wagon has finished the Butler will revert back to its working position and carry out the pre- determined passes during the day.
The on board feed carrier is loaded via auger system. Feed bins can be placed inside or outside the building. This is specific to each farm. Filling is automatic. The Butler distributes this feed at a determined rate over the forage at specific times during the day.
Bradley Hill Farm,
Preston,Lancashire, PR3 0GA
Office: 01995 640147
Matthew Moore: 07516 226883
Roger Craig: 07516 226884