Automatic calf feeders

Automatic calf feeders enable the feeding of calves on an individual basis, even when they are reared in groups. This technology saves labour and allows for additional milk to be distributed to under-performing calves and also promotes a better weaning process by gradually reducing milk to individual calves

Adoption of new technologies: Automatic calf feeders (PDF, 536KB)

This fact sheet, prepared by Matthew Reynolds, Project Officer at the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary industries, describes how automatic calf feeders work and the implications of installing and using this technology. In addition, Matthew has examined the benefit:cost of this technology.