Welcome to the hands-free and stress-free way of giving your babies the best start in life. If you need an automated milk feeder for calves or lambs, PPP has the Urban solution to suit New Zealand farmers. Urban is considered by farmers to be the highest quality brand and is now the world’s leading seller of automated calf feeders!
Urban feeders promote healthy rearing and feeding of calves or lambs. Your livestock are fed individually, eliminating competition for food and reducing stress which allows for each animal to get their allocated intake. Improving nutrition of calves in the first five weeks of life has been shown to boost first lactation milk and milk protein production by 10%. Multiple small feeds during the day mimics how they would feed from their mothers, giving greater absorption of nutrients and better growth rates. Better still, you don’t have to be there to make sure this is happening, freeing up your time for other pursuits!
This chart from Dairy NZ shows a comparison of feeding systems for rearing calves
Fed Milk on demand
|5 litres||8 litres||5 litres||2 litres|
|Days||70 days||42 days||42 days||35 days|
|350 litres||336 litres||210 litres||70 litres|
at 10 weeks