DeLaval automated feed pushers

If your cows are eating well, your farm is working well. Your cows will be healthier, calmer, more fertile and more productive, which means you will be happier as well.

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DeLaval OptiDuo™ Robotic Feed Refresher

Don’t just push feed, remix it with DeLaval OptiDuo™. Instead of compressing feed, we remix it - making it much more appetizing for cows. Ideal for farms operating a once-per-day feeding frequency.

  • Dual-action: repositioning and refreshing feed
  • Able to move large amounts of feed
  • Operates safely
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DeLaval OptiDuo™ Robotic Feed Refresher

Key Benefits

Improved productivity

  • More frequent and higher feed intake
  • More milk - up to 2 kg/day*
  • 24/7 feed availability

The unique rotating action of the OptiDuo™ refreshes feed as it is automatically repositioned back onto the feed bunk. This makes the feed more attractive to cows, increasing consumption which means more milk.

Increased Work Efficiency

  • Saves up to $3,500 per year in labour*
  • Reduces workload
  • Adaptive drive: handles different feed types and volumes automatically

Manually pushing feed is a time consuming task that will be a thing of the past. Because of this it is a job that is sometimes skipped when things get busy. The OptiDuo™ is working 24/7, right on schedule.

Improved Animal Welfare

  • Cows visit the feed bunk more often
  • Better cow traffic
  • Less competition at the feeding bunk

OptiDuo™ remixes feed and then repositions it evenly along the feed bunk. This leads to less sorting and a more even distribution of feed, which means less stress for low ranked animals.

Less waste

  • More appealing feed helps reduce weigh-back down to 1%*
  • Handles different feed types
  • Automatically adjusts for different feed volumes

Because previously sorted feed is not simply pushed back in front of the cow who rejected it, sorting is reduced and there is less feed wasted and less time is spent removing leftover feed waste.

Operates safely

  • Reliable navigation system
  • Automatically stops by safety sensors
  • Automatically restart when safe

The reliable and advanced navigation and the certainty of induction lines means that your OptiDuo™ will always be where you want it, with no unexpected movements. This certainty, when combined with advanced sensors that automatically stops the OptiDuo™ if it is obstructed by a person or animal and automatically restart only once the way is clear; have created the safest solution available.

Also large piles and different types of feed

  • Able to operate with larger feed piles
  • Able to adjust to different feed types
  • More flexibility means fewer stoppages

A feature that only OptiDuo™ has is Adaptive Drive. Adaptive Drive means that your OptiDuo™ is able to adapt to different feed types and quantities. Not only will it adjust it´s speed, but also change track where necessary, to ensure your cows are always presented with the best feed.

More feed intake, less leftovers

  • Ad concentrate as a teaser, e.g. during the last runs
  • Improve consumption even more
  • OptiDuo™ is prepared for later installation

OptiDuo™ has the option: concentrate dispenser. Different types of concentrates can be dispensed as a teaser, mostly during the last runs.

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