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© 1995, The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension. All rights reserved.


This NebGuide describes how computerized feeders work, the advantages of using them, and provides general guidelines on their installation, maintenance, and economical operation.

A computerized grain feeding system consists of an identification tag -- carried around the neck of the cow -- a computer, power source, feeding station(s), and grain bin(s). Although each manufacturer uses slightly different hardware, all systems function similarly.