The Bale Pro series from Highline allows you to efficiently process round and square bales. With 5 options to choose from there’s one that is the best fit for your cattle operation. The CFR (Complete Feed Ration) modular system allows you to expand your Bale Pro as your operation evolves.
Testing your feed is critical to knowing what you have and setting your rations accordingly.
The Highline Feed Chopper attachment reduces cut length and blends materials, reducing sorting and waste by 20-30%.
The Highline Grain Tank attachment accurately measures grain or supplement and blends it with a lower quality feed.
The CFR 1251 blends 2 different bale types into a perfect mix saving up to $150/cow per year.
Effectively Mix Forages in Less Time Than a TMR Mixer ⭕ Process Square or Round Bales – Adds Flexibility When Using Multiple Forage Suppliers ⭕ Dual Feed Roller Processor Requires Minimal Maintenance ⭕ Chain & Slat Processor Offers Ease of Use ⭕ Delivers Effective Bedding and Coverage Solutions for Agriculture and Construction
THE CFR MODULAR SYSTEM
The Complete Feed Ration (CFR) modular system adds flexibility to your Bale Pro system allowing you to add components as your operation requirements shift.
STEP 1 – THE BASE BALE PRO
Highline Bale Pros aggressively spin and loosen the bale for uniform feeding into the flail processing chamber, making feed more palatable.
STEP 2 – FEED CHOPPER
The Highline Feed Chopper is a secondary processing option that allows you to produce a shorter cut length; the shorter cut length increases the surface area of the feed for more efficient digestion.
STEP 3 – GRAIN TANK WITH MGI
The Grain Tank, with Metered Grain Insertion capability, uses controlled, ground-driven metering. The grain is inserted, rather than dropped onto the hay resulting in an evenly mixed feed ration.
How the CFR System Impacts the Bottom Line – Analyse The Numbers
The Complete Feed Ration System:
- Reduces the labour requirements to provide proper nutrition. This provides the greatest benefits at calving season—no chop pails or rolled grain wagons, no necessity for 2 operators and 2 tractors.
- Eliminates the cost to own or rent a tub grinder.
- Eliminates waste from spoilage of batch processing.
- Ability to run bedding through the Feed Chopper increases absorption in various indoor applications.
1. THE BASE BALE PRO
(C F R 6 5 0 / C F R 6 5 1 / C F R 6 5 0 T O P G U N / C F R 9 6 0 / C F R 1 2 5 1)
Highline’s Bale Pros chop and mix round bales, making feed more palatable and reducing stress on cattle. Following are some of the top Bale Pro advantages:
Hydraulically Actuated Discharge Door Lifts into Transport Position –
In order to create a narrow profile for passing through gates and barn doors the hydraulically actuated discharge door conveniently folds up into a compact position. The hydraulically operated discharge door “contains” the outputted material in a high, uniform mound. This high mound reduces the amount of sorting the cattle will do, and also deters excess walking and wasting of valuable energy.
Extremely Durable Construction –
The durable, 6 X 4 A-Frame design and continuous tube structure of all Bale Pros handles heavy loads. The continuous frame member eliminates weld stress points when operating in harsh environments.
Twine Cutting –
Bale twine or netwrap can be cut and removed with minimal effort with the Twine Cutter.
Efficient Processing –
The Bale Pro allows you to do double-duty; process one bale while carrying another on the forks. This saves time by allowing for continued operation before having to load again. Loading bales is a simple one person operation from the comfort of the tractor cab.
Even Bedding –
Create an even and lofty spread using a Highline Bale Pro. Quality bedding is produced while using up to 50% less straw saving on input costs.
2. THE FEED CHOPPER
(C F R 6 5 0 / C F R 6 51 / C F R 9 6 0 / C F R 1 2 51)
The Feed Chopper, exclusively from Highline, is a secondary processing option to create shorter cut lengths. Rather than stationary knives that pulverize or drag leaves off of stems, the Highline Feed Chopper truly slices through the hay creating an optimal consistency. The Feed Chopper is a great alternative to tub grinders.
Improves Average Daily Gain – Shorter forage cut lengths increase intake and rumen efficiency. The result is improved Average Daily Gain , reduced feeding days resulting in an increased bottom line.
Reduces Waste While Increasing Palatability – Cattle have preferences in what they eat. For example, longer coarse feed and low quality hay may have adequate nutritional value, but are not eaten, creating feed waste. By chopping low quality hay, intake of feed is increased, cattle will clean up the windrow or feed bunks.
On Demand Cracking Grains with Feed Chopper – When feeding grain, the Feed Chopper acts like an on board hammer mill which converts raw kernels into highly digestible feed.
Minimizes Sorting – Consistent shorter cut length hay from the Feed Chopper ensures cattle do not sort different length material or grain. Now full feed utilization can occur while the cattle are eating the intended rations.
Flexibility of Feed Types – The Highline Feed Chopper excels at cutting a wide range of bales including silage, corn or old straw bales. Feed sources can include: Corn Stover, Canola Straw, Green Feed, Alfalfa and Silage Bales, processed to an appropriate blend of cut lengths.
The Feed Chopper is digitally balanced for optimum performance and a long life:
- Feed Chopper Blades – The Feed Chopper is designed with 128 blades spinning at 3,000 rpm to provide a uniform blend of shorter cut lengths of roughage. The blades are sharpened on both sides; once a blade is worn out or damaged simply flip the blade over for a sharpened edge.
- Adjust Your Throw Profile – If your needs change, your throw profile can easily be adjusted by simply removing the 2 hair pins on either side of the Feed Chopper and adjusting the angle of the deflector pan.
- Additional Benefits – Finished feeding and need to bed? The Feed Chopper can be easily disengaged for bedding purposes. The Feed Chopper can be added as a field installed option to the CFR 650, CFR 651 and CFR 960 Bale Pros.
3. THE GRAIN TANK WITH MGI
(C F R 6 5 0 / C F R 6 51 / C F R 9 6 0 / C F R 1 2 51)
The Grain Tank with MGI is a ground driven feed system that allows for even and consistent flow. Unique to bale processing, the Highline metering system ensures uniform mixes each and every time…regardless of feed conditions! Even distribution of grain within the hay is critical to ensure a good combined feed mix. Because cattle prefer grain to hay, they will sort out the grain and leave the hay if possible. The MGI system inserts the grain directly into the hay stream (as opposed to placing it on top) ensuring an optimal mix. Feeding grain is critically important to cattle in cold weather, backgrounding and during the final stages of gestation. Proper nutrition is required if the cattle body condition is to be maintained which relates directly to healthy calving and desired weight gains.
Grain Tank with Metered Grain Insertion – Controlling Rations:
It is vital to ensure that the amount of grain inserted into a ration is controlled. The amount of grain components in the ration needs to match up with the Rumen’s ability to utilize the grains. Increasing the grain components too quickly can result in Acidosis and the animals going off feed. The Highline ground-driven meter precisely distributes the grain into the hay or straw windrow.
Gauge Windows – Easily view current grain levels through the 3 gauge windows located on the grain tank.
Quick Change Sprockets – Mechanically driven metering increases reliability in all conditions.
Distance Meter – Metering is ground driven. Ration is accurately determined based on 5′ increments per animal (i.e. 40 head = 200′).
Tank Lid & Ladder – Easy tank top access for filling. A retractable ladder offers safe and easy access to the top of the tank.
Drive System with Back Up Protection and Electrical Clutch