Our 7 Inch Touch Screen has a user-friendly interface and is simple to navigate. Calves are assigned to a predefined Feed Curve relative to their nutritional requirements, typically based on their age, breed, health and your rearing objectives. The Evolution permits the daily feed allowance to be increased, maintained or reduced thus adapting to the calf’s individual nutritional needs as it progresses towards weaning. For optimum performance we recommend tailoring individual Feed Curves with your local Nutritionist.
Calf feed performance is consistently monitored by a traffic light system. It quickly identifies calves not meeting their pre-assigned Feed Curve and highlights them for closer inspection. There are 7 customisable feed curves to choose from which can be changed as often as you wish to increase or decrease feed intake or to increase or decrease the days allowed on each curve.
The s2 and the s4 have the same software package designed to be user friendly not just for the main operator but any family member or staff member who maybe working on the farm.
The home screen is symbolised by the house icon at the bottom of the page. Here you will see the 4 stalls on the S4. Stalls 1 and 2 on the S2. Pressing the Home button at any time will bring you back to this page. This page gives you visual information on the calf that is feeding, its tag number, no of days the calf is on the feeder, the feed rate and the portion the calf is due.
Once you press the calf icon button it will bring you to the calf info page. On this page you can see, the calf tag numbers on the left hand side column, stall number, the name of the feed curve, the dates that the calves have been on the curve and the live feed history of the calves. This history is displayed by the use of a traffic light system. The green light indicates that the calf is drinking his full allocation of milk and is fed. The red “x” indicates the calf has missed his feed or has consumed less than 95 percent of his allocation.
The amber is only evident in the column “This Period”. This light indicates that the calf has not yet drank its allocation but has adequate time to do so. Here we can see calf 511 has missed 3 consecutive feeds, and has not drank its allocation. It is highly possible that this calf may look and act healthy, however this calf needs to be inspected and the feeder has brought this to your attention.
By pressing on the feed history icon the feeder will tell you exactly how much the calf was allocated in each feed period and how much they actually drank. This screen also gives you more detailed information on what the calf should have consumed and what the calf actually consumed.
With the evolution automatic calf feeder you have access to 7 customisable feed curves, theses curves can be changed as often as you wish to increase or decrease feed intake or increase or decrease the number of days allowed on each curve.
This is an example of a dairy curve. On the left-hand side of the graph shows litres consumed and along the bottom the total days the calf is on the curve. The calf follows the green line from day 1 to the end date which in this curve is 80 days. On this curve the calf starts at 4L for roughly 3 days and then after a few days the volume starts to increase. By day 12 the calves are at full feed of 6L per day until day 62 after-which the weaning process begins before weaning off at day 80.
The blue line is the portion per day the calf is assigned. On this curve the calf is being fed 3 times per day. By pressing the “Edit Curve” button the farmer can change the “starting volume”, “full feed volume”, “weaning volume” and alter the days the calf is being fed at the “start period”, “ramp up period”, “full feed period”, “ramp down period” and “weaning period”.