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New feeding robot on display at Canadian Dairy XPO

Rover can help dairy farmers feed more efficiently

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

Demonstrations, guest speakers, milk and machinery were all part of 2016’s edition of the Canadian Dairy XPO which wrapped up April 6 in Stratford, Ontario.

Among the equipment dairy farmers were exploring was a new machine from Rovibec Agrisolutions.

“Rover is an automated feeding robot that has a capacity of 120 cu ft.,” said Frank Dagenais, territory manager with Rovibec. “It has four-wheel drive and is a totally automated system.”

The 120 cu ft. capacity means the feeding robot can provide about 1,000 Kg (2,200 Lbs) of ration.

The Rover’s main features include the ability to feed up to 300 animals without human intervention, a dual auger system that allows for top mixing and distribution, and when used with the RV4000 Rovibec software, can measure and distribute recipes per animal group. 

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