The Right Feeding Place for Any Barn

Any calf barn, whether it is a natural-climate outdoor housing, e.g. the Igloo Veranda, a solid structure, such as a traditional barn, or a quickly redesigned stable, needs a finely-tuned feeding regime. A well-designed system eliminates unnecessary walking distances throughout the workday and makes calf feeding faster and more efficient. 
The available options are just as diverse as your individual requirements and the needs of your calves. Your decision to use either an H&L 100 Automatic Feeder or a Milk Taxi as your calf feeding system is the major factor that determines which feed fence to use. It is essential to make the right decision today, to avoid restricting future options. 
And you are spoilt for choice here. Contact your Holm & Laue dealer. He or she knows what is important and will advise you so that you avoid the mistakes that others are already regretting.

Flexibly Adapted to Any Situation

The needs of the calves should also be taken into account when selecting the feed fence. With the right equipment, you can house your calves in a safe and animal-friendly way.

Safety for the Calves

Safety for the Calves

The H&L Feed Fence Headlocks are designed with V-shaped openings at every feeding place that allow the calf to insert his head and pull it out safely. It is impossible for the calves to be accidentally caught in the lock. A side-mounted separator between the bucket holder rings and a protective cage around the nursing bucket teat prevents milk pilferage between calves, which also enables calf-individual feeding even for large groups of calves of different ages.

Quickly Lock In Calves

Quickly Lock In Calves

Do you have problems with mutual cross suckling? Locking the calves in the fence for 30 minutes after feeding them their milk diet will effectively stop them from suckling each other, which will help prevent them from getting navel infections. Convenient: just pulling a handle is all it takes to quickly lock in the entire group of calves. And latecomers can be easily handled individually, too.

Quick Access

Quick Access

The H&L Feed Fence can be equipped with a swivel mechanism that lets you open it along its full length at the front. This makes it easy and convenient to clean the individual pens from the front side. The man-passage with its lockable gate allows you to enter the pen and get to the calves quickly and safely.

Multiple Feeding Place Designs

Multiple Feeding Place Designs

The feed fence headlock is designed to accommodate 6 - 12 feeding places. An innovative telescoping design allows the fence to be placed between any two posts positioned from 2.20 m to 4.40 m apart. The fence is an ideal solution for using existing buildings. Just determine the distance you need and we will gladly advise you on which of the three telescoping feed fences is best for you.
There is a matching stainless steel tilting trough for every feed fence. It is easy to access, and any remaining feed can be easily emptied out by simply tilting it down.

Multiple Feeding Place Designs

Feed fence with bucket ring holder, side-mounted separators and trough.

Multiple Feeding Place Designs

Feed fence with trough and nursing bucket holder

Options and Features

Basic

  • V-shaped feeding place openings
  • Adjustable neck size
  • Central locking system with handle
  • Individual locks
  • 6-cm rectangular pipe for easy installation

Options

Expansion Options

  • Various lengths (see table)
  • Nursing bucket holder with protective cage around teat
  • Bucket ring holder with side-mounted separators
  • Man-passage
  • Swivel unit with quick-release mechanism
  • Posts with and without base plate
Options

Man-passage for feed fence

Technical Specifications

Feed Fence Dimensions

Standard Feed Fence for Calves*

H&L Feed Fence Headlocks (7) Length 2.44 m, 7 feeding places, each 30 cm in width, not variable

Telescoping Feed Fences for Calves*

H&L Telescoping Feed Fence Headlocks (6-8)

Length 2.20-3.15 m: (8 feeding places at a variable length of 2.76-3.15 m, reduction to 2.20 m minimum for 6 or 7 feeding places by omitting one or two places), width of each feeding place: 33 cm

H&L Telescoping Feed Fence Headlocks (9-10)

Length 3.16-3.80 m: (10 feeding places at a variable length of 3.40-3.80 m, reduction to 2.20 m minimum for 6 or 7 feeding places by omitting one place), width of each feeding place: 33 cm

H&L Telescoping Feed Fence Headlocks (11-12)

Length 3.81-4.40 m: (12 feeding places at a variable length of 4.04-4.40 m, reduction to 3.81 m minimum for 11 feeding places by omitting one place), width of each feeding place: 33 cm

*Technical specifications subject to change!

Concentrate Feed Dispenser

Concentrate feed should always be given fresh and in small quantities, so that valuable feed does not get moist. This is hard to put into daily practice, but with an ad libitum dispenser, only the amount of feed just previously consumed by the calf is dispensed into the trough.

When feeding the calves concentrate feed, we recommend using our stainless steel concentrate feed dispenser, which holds approx. 50 litres. Its L-bracket and base makes it easy to attach to concrete. It is also optionally available in a wall-mounted version.

Technical Specifications

Width 1m
Capacity

50 Litres

*Technical specifications subject to change!

Hay Rack

Calves like to eat hay. However, it is important to ensure that the hay offered to them is clean and can be easily accessed at any time. The large H&L Hay Rack is 1.5 m wide and can be conveniently hung on a side-mounted separator partition. It can then be quickly refilled from the hay and straw reserve next to the pen.

Technical Specifications

Width 1.5 m
Equipment

Supplied with hooks for hanging it on a separator partition

*Technical specifications subject to change!

Forage Trough

A trough prevents calves from pushing the feed away from them, thereby ensuring a high feed intake. The stainless steel trough is 2 m in length. The supplied neck rail features an angled position that encourages good body posture during feeding, even with larger calves.

Technical Specifications

Width 2 m
Equipment

Supplied with galvanised neck rail
 

*Technical specifications subject to change!

Diagonal Feed Fence

Diagonal feed fences can also be used in the calf pens as an alternative to the troughs. This design is particularly recommended if calves are fed from a feed table. The H&L Diagonal Feed Fence, with a length of 5 m, offers room for 17 calf feeding places. Please note that the feed table should be raised by 15 cm, as that is the optimum feeding height for your calves.

Technical Specifications

Width 4.85 m
Equipment

17 places, diameter of upper and lower pipe: 2 inches

*Technical specifications subject to change!

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