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Automated feeder to cut poultry costs

Aimed at helping producers improve feed use and cut costs, feeding technology specialist Feedlogic Corporation has introduced a new version of its FeedSaver intelligent feeding system.

Feedlogic president Drew Ryder states that with skyrocketing feed prices, it's never been more important to get maximum nutrient value out of every kg of feed. "Getting the right feed at the right time to a group of birds should be an even higher priority. But with the many diet phases fed in different stages of poultry production, it can be challenging to manage feed deliveries and feed budgets."

According to Feedlogic Corp, the FeedSaver S-Series addresses this problem by automatically creating the correct diets in the shed using just two or three base diets. Diets can be dedicated to specific bins, making it easier for the feed mill to plan deliveries and reducing errors by feed wagon drivers.

The Feedsaver, which can apparently be retrofitted into almost any poultry facility, consists of a stationary version of Feedlogic's automated system, which mixes the base feeds into the desired blend. Diets can be altered frequently according to a prescribed feed strategy. The system also continuously collects data on feed intake, allowing producers to track growth and performance.

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