Do it all with a feed pad
A Feed Pad is designed for cows to feed for a few hours and then go back to the paddock. Feed face, the amount of time spent on the pad, and also the fall to accommodate an efficient flood washing system are all very important. A common mistake is to underestimate the solids produced. To keep it simple take everything into account and plan for a simple efficient effluent system that can accommodate all of the above.
Why a Feed Pad?
Flood washing keeps it simple
Save/reduce labour and secure running costs
Maximise utilisation of feed
No stress about feeding out in wet conditions
Protecting of paddocks and from pugging
Control production and feed intake
Feed pad from the air
Check out this awesome aerial shot of a feed pad!
– Glenn Townsend, Morrinsville