VF1850 in New Zealand giving 60kg/head more milk solids
“We invested in an Abbey VF1850 feeder to efficiently feed 600 cows. We calve 3 times a year, so the feeder is used 365 days per year. It a great machine to handle any feed, the first cow on the feed pad gets the same as the last cow due to the consistency of mix.
Milk solids have increased by 60kg/cow/year, which goes a long way to paying for the machine. I did my research and then bought it off Te Hana Tractors and Farmgard. I went for electronic hydraulic controls and side discharge elevators on both sides to give him more feeding options. I feed a large round bale of hay, 3 tonnes of maize silage, 1.2 tonne of palm kernel and 350 kg molasses, plus minerals. She easily runs on a 115HP tractor and takes just the minimum of maintenance”, Richard Westlake, Mayflower Farms, Maungaturoto, New Zealand.