Managing feed intake in calves is an important task to pay attention to, and Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Professor at the University of Kentucky, offers his expertise on the topic:
The most common problem Dr. Burris sees in feeding calves is feed bunk management. It sounds simple but it can be a real problem … one that can easily be solved by paying attention to details.
Start with managing self-feeders. Just dump the feed in and the calves take care of the rest, right? Wrong.