Making the switch to automated calf feeding has not only proven benefits to calves, but to calf managers as well. Knigge Farms, located in Omro, WI, is owned and operated by Pete and Theo Knigge, their son, Charlie and his son, Jacob. The family operation includes 600 acres of cropland, 120 milking cows and 150 young stock with 30 calves on milk.
Steve Klaphake of Freeport, Minnesota farms with his two sons on their 120-cow “totally robotic” operation. A Lely Calm automatic calf feeder was a natural fit after they installed two robotic milking units and a Juno automatic feed pusher.