Förster-Technik – everything for healthy calf rearing!
Just as children are the future of our society, calves represent the future of dairy farms. In these challenging times, the need to ensure that farms are prepared for the future is greater than ever – in terms of economy, sustainability and animal welfare. Förster-Technik has always been at the forefront of development in this area, serving calf farmers in Europe and in many other countries around the world and forging and shaping major trends. While the focus was initially on the reliability and performance of calf feeding technology, from 2010 onwards more focus was directed towards ensuring “healthier” calves and giving them the best possible start to a long and productive life as a cow. This culminated in the 40FIT concept, a simple and effective feeding philosophy where calves are fed ad-lib under controlled conditions, enabling them to achieve lifelong biological and economic health within the first 40 days. Since that time, further demands on cattle husbandry have emerged in terms of animal ethology and consumer expectations. Several current developments by Förster-Technik are worth mentioning here, such as the comprehensive monitoring of calf health using the Smart Neckband. Or the new CalfRail DUO, which keeps young calves in small boxes together in pairs, ensuring their protection while also offering all the advantages of a small group when it comes to animal welfare. This philosophy, which is reflected in many of the products from Förster-Technik, is best described by the motto: ‘Because each calf counts’.
Förster-Technik has been providing automated calf feeding solutions since 1971 and is the pioneer in calf barns worldwide. The company stands for growth. For the healthy growth of calves, for the economic growth of dairy farmers and for the sustainable growth of companies.
With the MilchMobil NEXT, we are now presenting a new product generation that brings many practical improvements thanks to its design with a round tank. Unique innovations have been combined with proven concepts from Förster-Technik to provide the best overall offer. Calf farmers can now feed even more conveniently, individually, hygienically and quickly than before.
The VARIO smart or the COMPACT smart automatic feeder is the control center in the digital calf barn. The feeding processes are controlled from here and all calf data is recorded centrally. In order to simplify operation, we have optimized the hardware and software: Control and data retrieval are now carried out via an optional touch display directly on the automatic feeder!
Calves already recognize a second calf as a herd replacement. They grow significantly better in pairs compared to calves kept individually because they encourage each other to eat. With the CalfRail DUO, calves in double boxes can be fed fully automatically up to eight times a day.
Our calf barn becomes digital! Our digital solutions offer you all calf feeder and calf data in an attractive and clear design. This allows you to check that everything is in order in your calf barn anytime and anywhere.
From now on our Quick Start Guides are available online for you! The Quick Start Guides will help you with the setup of your machines or with regular routine work.
Hygiene through and through - with "YelloTeat" the multiplication of germs is reduced! Let your calf barn shine - with the "YelloTeat" and radiantly healthy calves!