EuroTier 2022 Feed innovations

30-09-2022 | |
Photo: EuroTier
Photo: EuroTier

In the build up to EuroTier in Hanover the organiser DLG has presented the medal awards and innovations for new products that have impressed independent judges.


Vilofoss CareFoss E-Force

(Hall 21 – stand J08)

The Carefoss E-Force is a supplementary feed formulated to optimise the supply of vitamin E in calves. RRR-tocopherol sheathed with lecithin to offer good oxidation protection is used as a source of vitamin E rather than the usual tocopherol acetate, because it is more readily absorbed.

Published scientific studies show that CareFoss E-Force can significantly increase the plasma vitamin E level of calves during and after weaning. The lower plasma amyloid and cortisol values also indicate a reduced stress and inflammation level.

DSM Nutritional Products – Bovaer

( Hall 22 – stand A25)

Bovaer is a preparation consisting of 3-nitrooxypropanol (3NOP), which has been approved as a feed additive in feeds for dairy cows and cows which helps reduce methane.

The effect of the newly developed molecule 3NOP in reducing methane formation in the rumen was confirmed during the approval process.

Specifically, 3NOP inactivates the methyl-coenzyme M reductase, which catalyses the final step of methanogenesis. In the rumen, the molecule itself is metabolised to form 1,3-propandiol, nitrate and nitrite, and has no disadvantageous effects on the health of the animals, consumer safety or the environment.

Weda Dry.Sec

(Hall 21 – stand J15)

Feeding an insect based ration to animals can be a challenge on equipment as the consistency is difficult to transport.

For example, the black soldier fly is provided with a feed substrate consisting of various by-products, such as varieties of fruit and vegetables, which are crushed and ground to a size of less than 3mm. The resulting feed mash is highly liquid and is subsequently supplemented with cereal bran to obtain an optimum content of around 30% dry matter.

Due to the feed pressure in the pipes as well as feed delivery, it is technically impossible to feed a dry matter mixture with 30% dry matter in minute quantities.

The Weda Dry.Sec now enables this manual work to be carried out automatically with the support of a computer. Feeding errors, such as the mix being too thin, in which the larvae drown, or an excessively dry feed mash, due to which the larvae are unable to create air tubes or these collapse and the animals suffocate, are therefore minimised.


Oregano oil specially formulated for dairy cows

( Hall 20 – stand D26)

Dostofarm’s new product Dosto Ruminant bi-active is a coordinated combination of rumen-available and rumen-protected oregano oil, available as a premix for use in mineral and compound feeds.

Essential oregano oil has long been known for its appetite-stimulating effect, which increases roughage intake, but also for additional effects such as stimulating rumination activity, increasing milk yield and milk constituents by, among other things, positively influencing the rumen flora.

Significant positive effects on metabolic disorders, udder health and somatic cell counts have also been demonstrated in scientific trials and in the first practical farms.

The new combination of rumen-available and rumen-protected oregano oil is also available as Dosto TMR bi-active as a supplementary feed. It is used directly into the TMR at 50g per animal per day.


GEA DairyFeed F4500 autonomous feeding robot

(Hall 13 – stand C26)

GEA is launching its DairyFeed F4500 feeding robot at EuroTier to help dairy farms reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs.

The new feeder operates on sensor technology and can handle herds of up to 300 cows. It runs purely on electricity and can be recharged using renewable energies.

No major reconstruction on the farm is needed for installing it, and the feed bunkers can also be easily positioned as required. The installation of the GEA DairyFeed F4500 also includes the automatic mapping of the farm with the help of laser scanners, including the definition of reference points and the driving route.

Once the bunkers have been filled appropriately, the robot accurately weighs the optimum mix for each group of animals including additives, blends them, and feeds them at the desired times.

The robot is linked to the GEA DairyNet herd management system and can be monitored and controlled from mobile devices in real time.

Faresin introduces new Leader PF3 self-propelled mixer wagon

(Hall 27 – stand F25)

Italian Faresin Industries is introducing its new 3-auger mixer wagon designed for large livestock farms from 1,000 head upwards.

The wagon is available with 30m3 and 36m3 capacities and 3 steered axles. The front and rear drive axles are permanent 4-wheel drive, and the servo-hydraulic steering on all axles are critical elements that reduce manoeuvring space even in small barns.

Mixing and feeding can be carried out automatically as the new system interconnects all the devices of the machine and makes it possible, starting from the recipe, to program all its activities according to the raw materials that are gradually loaded.

New Trioliet Triotrac M1 1700

(Hall 27 – stand G32)

Trioliet will launch its Triotrac M compact self-propelled feeder models available in 2 sizes, 14m3 and 17m3.

A small turning circle paired with 4-wheel steering makes the Triotrac M especially easy to manoeuvre between buildings and within silage pits. It can extract silage at heights of up to 4.5 metres.

The Triotrac M can also process round or square bales, loose by-products, mineral feed and even fodder beet or potatoes with ease.

The spacious cab height can be adjusted to ensure it is always optimal. The joystick in the armrest is used to control the machine. All settings for loading, mixing and discharging the feed can be adjusted with the joystick.

The diesel engine is located at the rear of the machine, ensuring it is easily accessible and is very quiet from the cab.

The Triotrac M can be fitted with a cross conveyor belt at the rear (AL) or discharge doors on both sides (ZK). A cross conveyor chain and an extension chain are also available to order for the AL machine.

Chris McCullough Freelance multi-media journalist
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