Vikon Precast were approached by a Dairy Farmer to design a feeding solution using our high sided feed troughs.
The design requirements were to feed 420 cows directly out of the milking shed. The farmer liked the design of the high sided feed trough because it meant he could pour the feed supplement up against the high sided wall which results in faster feed out times.
To obtain this number of cows to be fed, we split the 112 troughs into 4 lines of 28 feed troughs, with 2 lines having the high side back to back. The space between the troughs also had to be calculated to allow enough room for the cows to be feeding out of the troughs on each side, and also for cows to walk down the middle and out of the feed pad when they had finished feeding.