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CalfRail – Deployed by the Franz family

"The chief benefits of CalfRail are reduced workload, time savings, and punctual calf feeding four times a day. So we now two hours less work with the calves per day on 45 - 50 calves. Using CalfRail it only takes one person to attend to the calves instead of two. We have been feeding our group-penned calves using a Förster-Technik automatic feeder since 2008, so it was easy to get going with the new system. After the single-pen phase you just re-assign the calves to the group on the automatic feeder."
Farm profile
Farm manager:
Michael Franz
Location, state:
Hof county, Bavaria
Farming type:
Dairy cattle, young cattle husbandry
Animal breed:
Fleckvieh and Holstein
Number of dairy cows:
Number of calves per year:
Calf feeding equipment:
One automatic feeder for
one calf group
One automatic feeder for two CalfRail units
CalfRail in use since:
December 2013