With the option Limits it is possible to control the way how cows are being fed. The cow can be prevented from consuming too much or not enough feed in one period. Limits are set per feed type.
Go to Settings > Feeding > Feed plans.
Click on the feed plan for which you want to define the limits.
In the feed plan, select the tab Limits.
Fill in the following data:
Feed speed:Determines the interval between two portions dosed in the concentrate feeder. The default feed speed is 300 g/min.
Max. take over: Prevents a too high amount of feed taken to the next daily feed amount (after next feed start), when this option is turned on. The default max. take over is 0.
Max. increase/decrease per day: Prevents sudden high changes in the calculated daily feed amount. The default max. increase/decrease is 1 kg.
Min. period amount: Avoids several visits caused by spreading feed for cows with a low daily feed amount. The default min. period amount is 1 kg.
Max. period amount: Protects a cow from consuming too much feed in one period. The default max. period amount is 2,5 kg.
Max. increase/decrease per day and Max. period amount are very important to avoid a too quick increase and danger of overfeeding the cow. The Max. increase/decrease per day setting overrules big increases or decreases of a feed amount in a feed plan!