DE Engineers have now developed a fully automatic feed system utilising our unique feed tray design as used in our round feeders to reduce feed waste. This system can draw feed from large field bins or silos greatly reducing time required to feed stock.
Our unique Lick Style feed tray stops larger animals from getting too much feed and shy feeders missing out by making the animals use their tongue to access food. This forces them to walk away to have a drink letting the tailers have a feed.
Both sides of the feed tray can be adjusted to a different height depending on the size of the sheep or the amount of feed required in each paddock.
We have designed the drive system of the auto feeder with a 24 volt motor, batteries and 24v solar charging so there is no need for inverters or 240v electrics, all controlled by a Bluetooth timer. This 24m prototype only draws 11 amps from a 40 amp motor allowing us to make much longer feed lines.
The auto feeder will also be able to be connected to the internet via wireless sim to operate remotely with the addition of a camera with live video feed of the feed tray in future.