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Benefits of Cablevey's Feeding System

by 5m Editor
8 January 2010, at 3:15p.m.

US - Cablevey poultry feeding system offers an even feed ingredient distribution and adequate feed space so all birds eat at the same time.

Because the system has a charged feed line, there is feed in every pan when the system starts and this helps eliminate migration of birds around the feeders.

The pan is almost empty when the system starts up and this means that there is a fresh pan of feed every hour.

The system encourages more birds to eat from the feeders at the same time and it means the birds eat less but more times each day.

This allows for a better use of the feed giving heavier birds for less feed.

The Cablevey system has a high-speed feed delivery that means there is virtually no feed separation thanks to the open tubing with hold downs every four feet.

Cablevey says that compared to an auger system that uses a completely enclosed tube that screws the feed from one end of the house to the other, the Cablevey system produces half as many fines for pelleted feed and three per cent or less separation from the start of the system to the end.

The open pan is designed to put feed to the outside edge of the pan. At the outside edge of the pan there is a small trough, which allows the feed to be deeper in this area, because birds like to eat where the feed is deepest.

The pan is also a shallow pan, which has three advantages.

  • it allows the birds to eat from pans immediately after being placed in the house which is important to get them on the pan as quickly as possible.
  • by being a shallow pan it only holds about 3/4 pound of feed. With this amount of feed we can feed every hour.
  • with the pan the birds are not in the pan after 15 days of age, which protects chick population

Cablevey says that other pans are designed for the feed to stay to the centre, which causes the birds always to be pushing on the pan to get the fresh feed in the centre and this can result in deformed breast, bruises, and leg problems.

Cablevey adds that other pans on the market today are also much deeper not allowing many baby chicks to enter the pans until they are two or three days old. This causes more work for the farmer to fill feed lids by hand. At three to four weeks of age, it causes the reverse effect as the pan is too deep for the birds to be comfortable eating from the outside so they all get in the pans. In this case, some can get stuck and die.

The depth of the pan means they hold too much feed, so the birds eat from the centre where the feed is fresh, leaving all the fines and the stale feed in the pan with the potential for mould and bacteria to build up.