How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

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How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by kahfs » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:09 am

Hi there. I like the mod Maize Plus and its extension a lot and use it on the maps I play. However, it takes a very long time to bring all the different feed components to the trough if you have both cows, pigs, sheeps and goats. I do not want an automatic feed system, so is there something in between? I'm using a feed mixer for cows, and would also like to have something similar for pigs. Does that exist? I'm also wondering why the feed mixer for cows are taking a different mix of feed than when you feed them the feed one-by-one. I know the feed mixer is designed to make TMR, but why should the ingeredients for TMR be different from what you feed one feed type at a time? PS. I did try out a yelllow feed mixer. The xml files suggests that it can make a feed mix for pigs, but when I try, it will not accept grain feed. How can I switch to MixType2?

Even if you cannot answer these questions, let us know how you feed your animals when using Maize Plus.
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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by Mellek » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:23 pm

I currently feed my cows WCS silage, hay and fresh grass (having Maize Plus and Maize Plus forage extention, but not a Maize Plus ready map, so no additional crops)
Although it makes no difference in feeding, I'm planning to switch to maize silage once I got the WCS silos empty.

For feeding I use the Strautmann VM1702 for silage and mow fresh grass every morning which I collect with a forage wagon.
Hay is all in bales, which I either make myself or buy from the shop.
Playing in realtime (no seasons) for me this is just the perfect level of realism I prefer, and with around 175 cows all nicely manageable and fun :-)

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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by norfolk farmer » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:06 pm

Are you also using the forage extension mod along with maize plus?

https://youtu.be/ymsOqvZyFYc

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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by kahfs » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:06 am

norfolk farmer wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Are you also using the forage extension mod along with maize plus?

https://youtu.be/ymsOqvZyFYc
Thanks. Yes I have seen those videos. Great overview. And yes I use the Forage Extension with MaizePlus.
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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by TobiHH » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:35 am

This Pigfeeder works with Maize Plus & extension.

https://ls-modcompany.com/filebase/file ... 2#overview

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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by norfolk farmer » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:51 am

kahfs wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:06 am
norfolk farmer wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Are you also using the forage extension mod along with maize plus?

https://youtu.be/ymsOqvZyFYc
Thanks. Yes I have seen those videos. Great overview. And yes I use the Forage Extension with MaizePlus.
I think the reason the mixer wagons now behave differently is they were looking to add a bit more into looking after the animals. I make my tmr using a mix of silage (maize,grass or wholecrop) straw,barley and sugarbeet. When i feed it it it fills all the bars up other than hay which i feed separately.

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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by kahfs » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:58 pm

norfolk farmer wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:51 am
kahfs wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:06 am
norfolk farmer wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Are you also using the forage extension mod along with maize plus?

https://youtu.be/ymsOqvZyFYc
Thanks. Yes I have seen those videos. Great overview. And yes I use the Forage Extension with MaizePlus.
I think the reason the mixer wagons now behave differently is they were looking to add a bit more into looking after the animals. I make my tmr using a mix of silage (maize,grass or wholecrop) straw,barley and sugarbeet. When i feed it it it fills all the bars up other than hay which i feed separately.
Yes. I took a look at the MaizePlus script. The mixer wagons are now controlled by MaizePlus. Since MaizePlus only defines a mixer wagon feed mix for cows, the mixer wagons originally extended to also serve pigs will no longer do that. Maybe I read the script wrong, but it could explain why I cannot get the Siloking Multi Mixer Wagon (the yellow mixer wagon) to make a feed mix for pigs when using MaizePlus.
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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by TobiHH » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:04 pm

If I`m not wrong there is an animalfood.xml in the MaizePlus Forage Extension mod.
You can edit this file with a text editor and change the ingredients and also the percentage of each ingredient how you like to.
There you can also change the composition of the mixer wagons.

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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by norfolk farmer » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:06 pm

TobiHH wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:04 pm
If I`m not wrong there is an animalfood.xml in the MaizePlus Forage Extension mod.
You can edit this file with a text editor and change the ingredients and also the percentage of each ingredient how you like to.
There you can also change the composition of the mixer wagons.
I believe you are correct on that as I remember The Alien Paul saying that people could customise it to how they want it to be.

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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by norfolk farmer » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:08 pm

kahfs wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:58 pm
norfolk farmer wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:51 am
kahfs wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:06 am


Thanks. Yes I have seen those videos. Great overview. And yes I use the Forage Extension with MaizePlus.
I think the reason the mixer wagons now behave differently is they were looking to add a bit more into looking after the animals. I make my tmr using a mix of silage (maize,grass or wholecrop) straw,barley and sugarbeet. When i feed it it it fills all the bars up other than hay which i feed separately.
Yes. I took a look at the MaizePlus script. The mixer wagons are now controlled by MaizePlus. Since MaizePlus only defines a mixer wagon feed mix for cows, the mixer wagons originally extended to also serve pigs will no longer do that. Maybe I read the script wrong, but it could explain why I cannot get the Siloking Multi Mixer Wagon (the yellow mixer wagon) to make a feed mix for pigs when using MaizePlus.
For pigs I use one of the placeable mixers, I did alter the xml so it accepts the ccm and canola as part of the mix.

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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by FarmCatJenkins » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:51 pm

kahfs wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:09 am
PS. I did try out a yelllow feed mixer. The xml files suggests that it can make a feed mix for pigs, but when I try, it will not accept grain feed. How can I switch to MixType2?
Are you using the correct feed mixer? There are two on the Modhub. One for the MaizePlus extension and one for not using it.
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Re: How do I feed animals efficiently with Maize Plus feed

Post by kahfs » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:04 pm

FarmCatJenkins wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:51 pm
kahfs wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:09 am
PS. I did try out a yelllow feed mixer. The xml files suggests that it can make a feed mix for pigs, but when I try, it will not accept grain feed. How can I switch to MixType2?
Are you using the correct feed mixer? There are two on the Modhub. One for the MaizePlus extension and one for not using it.
Aha! Maybe not. I will take a look.
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