Our Energrow Story:
- We completely replaced our robot pellets
- We cut our feed bill by more than 65%
- Robot visits increased from 2.8 to 3.2
With 48 cows, robot pellets were costing us about $3,600 per month ($660/tonne with the mill adding our own corn and barley to the pellets).We now feed Soyex with dry shelled corn as a mash at a rate of 8lbs (3.6kg) per day as a complete replacement for robot pellets at $133/tonne. We didn’t change the intake volume in the robot at all and we cut our overall feed bill by more than 65%!
Our Soyex is mixed with dry shelled corn (1/3 Soyex, 2/3 shelled corn) and a bit of yeast in the TMR and then it’s augered into a bin that feeds into the robot with a flex auger. The Soyex pellets attract and control the dust from the rolled corn. We are really happy with how the pellets stay mixed and don’t separate from the corn.