Mixing calf milk easier, quicker, better

crashbox

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Livestock Farmer
Any tips on how you mix and feed calf milk replacer consistently?

We mix in a Wyedale mixer, 4 scoops per bucket, feed to batches of five on 5-teat milk bars. Dusty job.

Looking for any ideas on how to speed the job up.

TIA

CB
 

sandywil90

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Ruthin
Any tips on how you mix and feed calf milk replacer consistently?

We mix in a Wyedale mixer, 4 scoops per bucket, feed to batches of five on 5-teat milk bars. Dusty job.

Looking for any ideas on how to speed the job up.

TIA

CB
I have a wydale trolley and heatwave so could be different to how your feeding?

Ihave a hanging digital weigh scales,measure the powder out in a small bucket. Tip my powder in as the water is filling and put my submersible pump into the wydale which mixes quite rapid and then bring to my desired total liters.

connect up to my heatwave machine and jobs done!
 

crashbox

Member
Livestock Farmer
Aye was it cost or features, never looked at the volac basically because I was moving off the auto feeder. What a difference being back to pens of two and 5 health wise.
You mean pens seem to have better health than automatic calf feeder?
 

In the pit

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Pembrokeshire
Johnes been found in milk on the the supermarket shelves, that's why milk processors are trying to get farmers to sort it
Know of a farmer who had a cow/cows with Tb mastitis and pooled milk to feed to calves and had a whole years worth of calves taken
You never know when disease will strike
 

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