The latest in precision calf rearing will be launched at the Dairy
Event by Volac International with the Vario from Förster Technik.
The Vario from Förster Technik
The Vario, described as feeding technology at its best, not only
automatically mixes and dispenses either milk replacer or whole
milk for up to 80 calves, but also offers innovative technology
to enhance calf feeding and management and bring flexibility to
Electronic weigh scales, concentrate feeder, additive doser and
automatic measuring systems for both milk and water temperature
are included among the Vario’s additional advanced features.
Furthermore, control of the feeder can be carried out through connection
to a PC or a wireless PDA allowing feeding information to be gained
away from the farm. Four different feeding curves are available
and action lists are created automatically on a daily basis highlighting
abnormal feeding behaviour.
“The Vario reflects the culmination of more than 35 years
of research and experience,” says Volac International’s
Will Sinclair. “While it delivers all the benefits of a computerised
calf feeding system of labour saving combined with a precisely
controlled feeding regime to exploit growth potential, the Vario
also offers an optional range of items that can be introduced as
and when required to enable the system to evolve with the dairy
Farmers will have the opportunity to see the Vario at this years
Dairy Event, Stand No 238, Hall 2 as well as enter a competition
to win £5,000 worth of computerised calf feeding equipment.
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