It’s springtime; time to make sure your little guys have the nutrition and feed they need for a healthy start. The proper use of a Creep Feeder allows them to get the supplemental feed necessary for healthy weight gains while increasing their pre-weaning weight. Creep feeding will get your calves into market ready shape and high-quality condition more quickly than relying on just common community hay and assures less strain in their developmental years. An early healthy start wards off disease and physical stress to create the best genetic lines going forward for your future generations.
Creep feeders provide a safe feeding area for smaller animals, away from larger animals such as their mothers. The small entryway allows the physically babies access to grain, hay and nutritional supplements while keeping larger animals from entering the feeding area. Adult livestock are just as interested in the feed supplements and would eat it before the baby could, so a creep feeder is necessary to separate the two without causing anxiety for either.
Types of Creep Feeders
Creep feeders relieve separation anxiety
It can be difficult and extremely stressful to try and manually separate a calf from its mother in order to provide supplemental feed. It’s much easier to allow the natural curiosity of the calf to take it into the Creep Feeder and be rewarded with the sweet tasting grain and supplements it needs. This eliminates the stress the animals feel when a calf is removed from it’s mother for feeding and is the most un-intrusive method of assuring the calf gets it’s required supplements.
Barn World carries a selection of creeps feeders to ensure your young ones get the nutrition necessary to grow up fast and healthy. Calves aren’t the only animals that benefit from supplemental feeds; sheep, goats, deer and even horses can all benefit from advanced nutrition throughout their lives.
Creep Feeders for horses– a great stall creep feeder:
Barn World has a horse Creep Feeder designed to be mounted directly on a stall wall for easy access for both you and your horse. The adjustable top allows you to create a customize size opening on the top of the feeder and forms an overhang on the interior so the feed cannot be slung out of the sides when your horse is eating. This unique and simple design prevents spillage and the waste of expensive supplements and allows you to adjust the size of the theater as your equine gross.
Made with stainless steel hardware and extremely durable 3/8 inch high density plastic, this feeder is designed to last a lifetime. It also has a removable bottom for easy cleaning to guarantee sanitary feeding conditions in your stall. No more unnecessary and crusty leftover feed for flys!
These feeders are designed specifically for deer and wildlife. Providing protein to keep an entire herd healthy and growing will also head off disease and give the best opportunity for trophy wildlife. Deer need protein year-round and it is especially important during the growth of their antlers. In conjunction with natural forage, a protein supplement will ensure the best growing gains and herd lines for generations to come.
Providing the necessary nutrition for your livestock, equine or wildlife, is a must and a traditional Creep Feeder is the best feed management system to ensure the young animals get the healthy beginning and continuing nutrition needed.
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