The Roughage Intake Control (RIC) feeding system is specially designed for research organisations interested in evaluating feed intake, feed conversion rates etc. As each animal has access to a dedicated feeder based on its own identity it is possible to run several feed trails in a comparative environment.
Each feed trough is positioned on weigh cells. When the animal presents itself to the RIC feeder the Crystal herd management program will record the exact time, duration and feed intake supplying the basis of a cost effective research program.
The RIC Feeding system can be extended with:
- Water intake monitoring.
- CrystaWeigh walk over animal weigh system.
- Concentrate intake recording.
- Milk yield recording.
- Activity and behavioural recording.
- Link to automated milking systems.