Hay Feeders – Texas drought makes hay feeders ever so important

 

The extreme Texas drought has made hay feeders even more important than ever.  Given the extreme conditions and the lack of natural hay and even the lack of hay from neighboring states available to be trucked in, it has become a necessity to have hay feeders that eliminate any kind of waste.

 

Barn World has a large selection of hay feeders that minimize waste and maximize the amount of hay that gets to your herd.  Please view our large hay feeder selection online to minimize the cost of feed and help eliminate any possibility of  selling out any livestock.

 

We have a great selection of combo hay feeders, standard bale feeders, portable hay feeders and stall feeders.  In fact, visit BarnWorld for all of your livestock equipment and livestock supply needs.

 

Below is a succinct  article from Progressive Cattleman detailing the severity of the drought Texas is dealing with.  We hope that it ends soon and the herds get back to normal quickly.

 

 

Texas crop, weather: It’s a ‘no-brainer;’ sell out herds now PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:10
Written by Tony Okon – Progressive Cattleman

 

COLEGE STATION – With little to no grazing and hay, should livestock producers continue to try to buy feed, move cattle to another state or just sell out?

 

“It would be much less expensive to just get out and come back later,” said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist. “And that’s the message that we’re trying to convey.”

Many livestock producers have already tried to cut feeding costs by extensively culling their herds, but have held onto enough cows to rebuild their herds if the drought passes, he said.

In some dry years, that might be a good strategy, but not this one, Redmon said.

“It’s unprecedented,” he said. “(We’ve had) the 12 driest months in Texas history, and there’s just not many ways to combat that.”

With grazing and hay supplies next to non-existent in many areas of the state, it’s getting very expensive to buy feed. On average, it’s costing producers “somewhere around a $100 a month to have these animals (cows) stay in the pasture and feed them,” he said.

Another choice is to move cattle elsewhere, most likely another state during this drought, and lease land where there is grazing, Redmon said.

“It could be western Mississippi; it could be eastern Louisiana; or it could be maybe Missouri,” he said. ‘I haven’t talked to anybody this year, but in the past couple of years people have called me from other states and they’ve quoted prices of $20 to $22 per (cow/calf) pair per month. Even assuming that’s $25 or $30 that’s still a far, far cry from $100 a month.”

Of course, one has to add the cost of hauling a trailer load of cattle to the leased grazing, but even with that added cost it still cheaper than trying to buy hay and feed at today’s prices, he said.

“It’s probably going to be $3 to $3.50 a loaded mile –something like that,” he said. “If you just put all that together … the savings could still be tremendous if a person could find a place to put those animals.”

But completely selling out makes more sense yet, Redmon said, given there’s no guarantee this drought will end anytime soon.

“Some people would counter and say it’ll cost more to come back into the business later because conditions will have improved, and more people will be getting back in,” he said. “That’s true. But again, looking at the difference in what it would cost to buy cows and come back in at some later date — versus what they would spend trying to go through this drought — mathematically, it’s just a no-brainer.”

More information on the current Texas drought and wildfire alerts can be found on the AgriLife Extension Agricultural Drought Task Force website athttp://agrilife.tamu.edu/drought/.

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries:

Central: Northern parts of the district received from 2 to 5 inches of rain, but conditions remained largely unchanged. Sale barns were full each Saturday. Cattle were getting thin. All livestock producers were heavily feeding. Hay and water was in short supply. Farmers continued to harvest crops worth harvesting. Many crops were being zeroed-out for insurance purposes.

Coastal Bend: Though light showers were reported in some areas, extreme drought conditions persisted. The cotton harvest was ongoing. Livestock producers continued to sell off herds due to lack of forage. Most watering ponds were dry. Some water wells were also going dry, and some producers were drilling new ones. Many trees were dying or showing signs of drought stress.

East: No rain was received, and the drought worsened. Water levels in stock ponds and creeks were dangerously low. Many trees were dying or going dormant early. Hay was no longer being harvested. Producers were searching for hay to buy. Out-of-state purchases were becoming more common. Ranchers continued culling and selling off herds. Livestock began to show signs of obvious weight-loss.

North: Soil moisture was very short over most of the area. Daytime highs of 100-plus degrees and nighttime lows in the mid-80s continued to be the norm. A few areas received some rain, which might improve pastures if they are not overgrazed and given time to regrow. Without rain, most pastures continued to go downhill. The corn and grain sorghum harvests were nearly complete with yields reported to be slightly above average. Soybeans – those that survived the drought — were also being harvested. Some soybeans were cut for hay and the rest were being plowed under. Corn and milo stalks were being harvested as hay and shipped all over the state. Where there was hay, it was being sold before it was cut. Once baled, hay was being loaded on trucks and shipped out before the baler got cold. Most livestock producers were feeding hay and supplements to cattle. With heavy supplemental feeding and short hay supplies, producers continued to cull their herds and were scrambling to find hay for immediate feeding and for winter. Some livestock producers were selling out. Water was becoming a major concern as ponds were getting very low. Hay producers hoped for late August or September rains so they could possibly produce one more cutting. Trees were dying from the record heat and lack of rain for over 60 days in most areas. Rangeland and pasture conditions were very poor.

Panhandle: Most of the region received scattered showers and cooler weather. Accumulations ranged from a trace to 1.5 inches. The rain and cooler weather was welcomed, but it was not enough moisture to help the very thirsty crops. Soil moisture levels remained very short. Irrigators were watering full swing trying to keep up with water demands. Gray County received hail along with the rain, which stripped the leaves off some cotton and corn. Also, high winds toppled six pivots in that county. The rain greened up some pastures, but more was needed to really make a difference in the very poor conditions. However, the cooler weather did ease water needs and heat stress on cattle. Supplemental feeding of livestock continued. Producers who were trying to hang on to their cattle were buying hay form other states, with hauling costs running $20-$30 per ton.

Rolling Plains: Rain! But the amount varied greatly from county to county. Throckmorton County received from 0.5 inch to 3 inches of rain, while Stephens County received from 0.5 inch to 5 inches. Haskell County received as much as 2.8 inches. Other counties received from 0.1 to 0.8 inch. However, the majority of counties did not receive any measurable moisture. The rain was no help for cotton producers, though it did help wheat growers who would like to plant in September. More moderate temperatures, especially nighttime lows, helped relieve stress on livestock. Cotton was fruiting, but even under heavy watering, fields still looked weak. Producers were weaning and selling calves. Some producers are selling or shipping their cows to out-of-state grazing. Hay was scarce and expensive when available. A few hay producers hoped to have a late-summer cutting. Large trees were beginning to show the effects of too little moisture.

South: Record-high temperatures continued. In Webb County, temperatures of 104 and higher were reported. Some daytime highs reached 108 or even 110 degrees. Rangeland and pastures further declined, forage supplies and stock-tank water levels dropped. Many livestock water tanks had already completely dried out. In Live Oak County, there were record numbers of livestock sales at sale barns. The heaviest livestock culling was taking place in Webb and Zavala counties, where ranchers have completely run out of water resources. Also, feed sources in those counties were very scarce. The western portion of Frio County received 0.5 to 1 inch of rain. Also in that Frio County, the corn harvest was completed, the cotton harvest began and the sorghum harvest was ongoing. Most crops in Jim Wells County were harvested, and fields were ready for fall and winter preparations. In Zavala County, farmers were preparing land for cabbage and spinach planting, and pecan producers were irrigating orchards in the critical kernel-development stage. In Hidalgo County, the cotton harvesting was winding down. In Starr County, farmers were planting sugarcane and fall vegetables. In Willacy County, harvesting of late-planted cotton continued.

South Plains: Some areas received as much as 3 inches of rain. Others got none. The remaining cotton is from two weeks to a month ahead of schedule; and the final stages of flowering or in cut-out. In other areas, cotton was shedding bolls and squares from lack of water. Of the 42,000 cotton acres planted in Garza County, only 8,000 remained. Many producers were planning on an early harvest. High temperatures dropped into the 90s. Most counties were still under burn bans. Some growers chose to dig and harvest peanut vines for hay due to the low pegging rate. White grapes in Yoakum County were harvested, and red grapes were expected to be ready by the end of August. Cattle producers were selling off herds because of shortages of grass, hay and water.

Southeast: The extreme drought did not budge. The month of July closed with a nearly 22-inch rainfall deficit for the year in some parts of the region. Some areas had scattered showers. Grain sorghum and rice fields were being baled and sold for livestock forage. Early July had brought some light rains that allowed for re-growth of grain sorghum. But tests showed very high prussic acid levels. People feeding this forage to livestock were cautioned to test all sorghum grass species before grazing or feeding as hay. Pond levels continued to drop. The condition of cattle continued to decline with the as pastures worsened. Cattle sales were up. Some infestation of red rice was reported in the rice crop.

Southwest: Sporadic showers brought 1 inch to 2 inches of rain to some areas, but most of the region remained completely dry. High afternoon winds created dust storms. Record high or near-record high temperatures of over 100 degrees aggravated the drought. The region remains in wildfire-alert status. Many stock tanks were dry. Forage availability remained well below average for this time of the year. The cotton, watermelon and cantaloupe harvests were all ongoing. Some farmers planted sweet corn for an early fall harvest. Peanuts, pecans and landscape nursery crops continued to make good progress wherever irrigation water was still available. Ranchers were providing supplemental feed for livestock.

West Central: Extremely hot, dry conditions continued. Wildfire dangers remained very high. Some areas reported scattered showers, but not enough moisture was received to make a difference. The heat has destroyed almost everything planted, including gardens. Rangeland and pastures were in poor condition. Trees in pastures were dying at an alarming rate. Stock-water tanks were very low or completely dry. Ranchers were hauling water to most livestock. Hay supplies were very limited. Producers continued to cull livestock herds. More and more livestock producers are selling out. 

Photos courtesy of Texas AgriLife Extension Servive, Robert Burns.

Top right: Desperate for hay, the owner of this baler and tractor was trying to harvest a parched field of grass on a neighbor’s property in East Texas. A spark from the baler ignited hay inside, and the resulting fire spread to more than 100 acres. No houses burned, but the operator lost both machines plus his pickup truck, which was parked nearby, according to witnesses.

Middle left: Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, during times of better grazing in East Texas.

Bottom right: The 12 Texas AgriLife Extension Service Districts.

 

 

Calf Warmer and calving pen from Barn World

Now is the time to buy a calf warmer, calving pen and maternity pen.  This has been a brutally cold winter all across the country – where’s that global warming?  Calves are being born now.  Make sure you are ready with a calf warmer in proper working condition.
Our calf warmers offer the best possible care for a newborn calf.  BarnWorld.com sells calf warmers made of long-lasting polyethylene for durability and easy cleaning. The calf warmer creates the perfect closed environment for a newborn during those first critical hours after birth. The heater, located in a separate enclosure at the rear of the calf warmer, uses a circulating fan and automatic shutoff thermostat to regulate air flow and keep vulnerable newborn calves warm. The inside of the calf warmer has enough room so the calf can either stand or lie down. The calf’s instinctive identity scent is not removed, so waiting mothers will reclaim their rejuvenated infants at once.
BarnWorld.com also offers replacement heaters for calf warmers.  Make sure yours is in good working order or get one of our replacements before you really need it.  Don’t end up with your calves in the cab of your truck to keep warm.
Now is also the time to think about getting a calving pen or maternity pen.  BarnWorld.com carries two types of calving pens to help you save calves from difficult heifers.  All sides of the square calving pen have an in-and-out swing gate and latch for easy access from any direction.  The circular maternity pen has a confinement pen and nursing panels on two sides.  You can get an optional self-catching headgate with either model.
Be ready for calving season.  Order your calf warmers, calf warmer heaters, and calving pens now.  Call us for shipping quotes at 720-238-2190.

Now is the time to buy a calf warmer, calving pen and maternity pen.  This has been a brutally cold winter all across the country.  Calves are being born now.  Make sure you are ready with a calf warmer in proper working condition.

Our calf warmers offer the best possible care for a newborn calf.  BarnWorld.com sells calf warmers made of long-lasting polyethylene for durability and easy cleaning. The calf warmer creates the perfect closed environment for a newborn during those first critical hours after birth. The heater, located in a separate enclosure at the rear of the calf warmer, uses a circulating fan and automatic shutoff thermostat to regulate air flow and keep vulnerable newborn calves warm. The inside of the calf warmer has enough room so the calf can either stand or lie down. The calf’s instinctive identity scent is not removed, so waiting mothers will reclaim their rejuvenated infants at once.

Polyethylene Calf Warmer
Polyethylene Calf Warmer

BarnWorld.com also offers replacement heaters for calf warmers.  Make sure yours is in good working order or get one of our replacements before you really need it.  Don’t end up with your calves in the cab of your truck to keep warm.

Now is also the time to think about getting a calving pen or maternity pen.  BarnWorld.com carries two types of calving pens to help you save calves from difficult heifers.  All sides of the square calving pen have an in-and-out swing gate and latch for easy access from any direction.  The circular maternity pen has a confinement pen and nursing panels on two sides.  You can get an optional self-catching headgate with either model.

circular maternity calving pen
circular maternity calving pen

Be ready for calving season.  Order your calf warmers, calf warmer heaters, and calving pens now.  Call BarnWorld.com for shipping quotes at 720-238-2190.

Decorative Mailbox Toppers

Personalize your mailbox by adding a Decorative Mailbox Topper.

Mailbox topper

Mailbox topper

Over Twenty Different Designs!

This brand new item from Barn World is easy to install, has a powder coat finish and is a great gift idea.

We now offer mailbox tops in over twenty different styles with three different finishes.

Check out all of our mailbox topper supplies at BarnWorld.com and don’t forget you can get all of your livestock supplies and livestock equipment at BarnWorld.com

Bear Design

Bear Design

Waters keep your animals healthy

Keeping your animals hydrated is important for health and weight gain in livestock.   Barn World has a wide selection of waters for all you animal watering needs.

BIGspring - ENERGY FREE WATERER - 60 Gallon with heat

BIGspring - ENERGY FREE WATERER - 60 Gallon with heat

The large 60 gallon Big Spring Waterer is a constant-flow watering system ideally suited for free-stall dairy operations and large feedlots. If you raise beef or dairy cows, the BIGspring model is perfect to fit your needs.

LilSpring WATERER - Double-Sided 6 GAL (with heat in GREEN)

LilSpring WATERER - Double-Sided 6 GAL (with heat in GREEN)

Smaller waterers in the Lil’Spring models are ideal for small animals or groups of small animals — such as goats, llamas, ponies, horses, and many others. Lil’Spring models can accomodate multiple pens by installing them in a split-fence application.   We offer them as single or double sided waterers.

MiraFount - ENERGY FREE WATERER - 4 HOLE Removable

MiraFount - ENERGY FREE WATERER - 4 HOLE Removable

Our Energy-Free Waterers:

E-Founts are the most economical electric heat waterers available today. The E-Fount is equipped with a 50 watt heat element and thermostat. E-Founts only require 4 kilowatts of electricity during a week of -25 degree F temperatures. This model is ideally suited to operations with just a few animals drinking infrequently or if extreme cold weather conditions are persistent.

We also offer the MiraFount models which are patterned after their first energy-free livestock watering systems, built more than 30 years ago. These small. medium and large capacity watering systems are ideal for beef operations, dairy herds and other livestock.

Hog and Pig Waterers

Hog and Pig Waterers

Hog Waterers

We also have utility Hog Waterers in 80 and 35 gallon sizes.  The hog waterer is:

  • Made of 100% non-porous polyethylene – will not rust, rot or corrode.
  • Confinement pen acids have no effect – waterers last and last.
  • Quick and easy cleaning – no pans or shields to remove from drinker trough.
  • Big hogs drink with ease from 18” wide x 17” high x 9 fl” deep drinkers.
  • Trough height from floor is 6”, so little pigs drink easily.
  • No cracks, corners or crevices to collect sediment or bacteria.
  • Each drinker has a drain plug, so washing and flushing is fast, simple and complete.
  • One dependable float and valve handles both drinkers.
  • Heavy steel-plated chew guard protects trough lip.
  • Gallon capacity calibrations molded into tank wall.
  • Float and valve completely protected from hogs.
  • Remember to keep your animals healthy with a livestock waterer from Barn World.  Visit BarnWorld.com for all your livestock equipment needs.

    Livestock Scales – Are your animals adding the weight they should?

    Barn World Livestock Scales

    BarnWorld offers a great selection of livestock scales for all sizes and types of cattle. Several of our livestock scales are perfect for 4-H projects and weighing smaller animals. We have scales to weigh your cattle, llamas, alpacas, sheep, goats, dogs or grain. Multipurpose livestock scales weigh smaller animals including pigs, sheep, goats and calves. Our low-profile animal scales weigh horses and llamas. We also offer livestock scales to work under your chutes and alley ways using weigh bars for a complete cattle weighing system.

    The Multi-Purpose Livestock Scales are perfect livestock equipment for 4H uses with 1,000 and 2,000 lbs limits.

    PS 1000: This multipurpose livestock scale is designed with 4-H in mind. Weigh pigs, sheep, goat, calves up to 1,000 lbs. 55.5″x20.1″ mild steel platform scale with end ramps. Pre-calibrated to a stainless steel digital indicator. Includes 6VDC rechargeable battery and AC adapter and ships free in the lower 48 states. It also has an Optional Indicator Stand Available.

    4-H Multipurpose Livestock Scale System

    4-H Multipurpose Livestock Scale System

    PS2000: The PS2000 is just like the PS1000 except the platform is a little bit larger. It is a 59″x30″ mild steel platform that is pre-calibrated to a digital readout. It is powered by 4 AAA batteries and includes an AC adapter. The maximum weighing capacity on this scale is 2,000 x .1 lb. Optional Desktop or Floor Indicator Stand Available.

    4-H Multipurpose Livestock Scale System

    4-H Multipurpose Livestock Scale System

    MTI LPL-2000 Low Profile Livestock Scale System Perfect for Weighing Horses & LLamas
    Low profile livestock scale package includes: 34″x84″ diamond tread aluminum platform, stainless steel digital indicator, rechargeable battery, AC adapter (charger), pre-calibration, and one-year warranty. Maximum weighing capacity 2,000 lbs.

    Barn World cattle scales are designed for easy loading of the cattle onto the scales with ramp ends on the platforms,platforms that are very low to the ground, and tread on the scales to keep skittish cattle from slipping and falling. Our cattle scales are portable and can be leveled to work on any surface and provide a lot of advantages over other scales.

    The sheep scale and hog scale Package includes 18″x55″ aluminum platform scale, crate assembly, optional side rail,stainless steel digital indicator, rechargeable battery, AC adapter (charger), pre-calibration, one-year warranty. Capacities: 500lb and 1,000 lbs. Shipping is estimated based on weight and location.

    MTIAHS500 Sheep and Hog Scale System

    MTIAHS500 Sheep and Hog Scale System

    Small Livestock Scale System Weigh Dogs, Goats, Alpacas, Grain, etc.
    22″x42″ stainless steel platform scale calibrated to a digital readout. The weighing capacity is 550lbs. The scale is powered by a rechargeable batter or AC adapter. Both are included with purchase. The scale also comes with a removable rubber mat and a one-year warranty.

    MTIAW42S Small Livestock Scale System

    MTIAW42S Small Livestock Scale System

    The Livestock Scale System –  This highly durable scale is designed with simplicity, portability, and economy in mind. In just a few minutes the entire system can be setup and ready to weigh. The standard system includes two weigh bars with built in handles and 20′ of homerun cable, quick connector, a NEMA 4X stainless steel digital indicator with backlight, and 2-year warranty.  We also carry a 105″ and 200″ replacement cable for the scale

    MTI-500WB Livestock Scale System

    MTI-500WB Livestock Scale System

    To get more information on livestock equipment, livestock scales or place an order, go to BarnWorld.com today.

    5 Star Equine Saddle Pads for all your riding needs

    Barn World carries 5 Star Equine Saddle Pads for all your riding needs. 5 Star saddle pads offer the best protection for you horse’s back and are made from 100% Wool. The World’s Finest, All-Natural 100% Wool Contoured Pad are specially designed to fit the shape of your horse or mule’s back. Unique, two-piece construction eliminates spinal pressure and improves saddle fit – no over-cinching. The 5 Star Contoured Saddle Pad is the original Western contour pad with “a true French Curve backline and withers slope.” Special attention is given to wither height, backline variance and hip placement which results in a GREAT FITTING PAD that conforms to the shape of your horse or mule. This conscious effort in design has produced a pad that fits most breeds of horses and mules without “break-in” fitting.

    PAD THICKNESS

    1/2″ Under Pad Great for showing, reining, cutting or pleasure horses when you still need protection yet want to put a colorful blanket over the under pad for show purposes. 3/4″ Regular Pad An excellent all-around pad for those that need a daily exercise training pad and may also need to throw a blanket over for the show ring. 7/8″ Thick Pad The best all-around use pad recommended for trail riding, team penning, cutting, reining, and barrel racing. We can also cut the 3/4″ and 7/8″ pad in a 28″ length for barrel racing saddles. 1″ Extra Thick Pad Designed wih ranch work in mind, for roping, performance, colt starting or heading to the mountains with lots of gear. 1-1/8″ Supreme Roper Pad Specially engineered for team roping, calf roping, steer stopping and peformance.

    EASY CLEAN-UP

    Simply spray pad with water, rub soiled areas in a circular motion with fingers or a rubber curry comb and hang to dry. A gentle detergent may also be necessary. Do not lay flat on it’s back (upside down). With this reasonable care, pad will last 1500-2000 hours. 5 Star 100% Wool Felt Contoured Saddle Pads contain 90% virgin wool and 10% reworked wool giving your animal protection that will last 2,000+ hours with reasonable care. 5 Star’s felt has been made with heat, steam and pressure which eliminates any concerns about shrinkage or distortion as you begin to consider cleaning needs.

    Care & Cleaning

  • Equipment: 5 Star Cleaning Sponge, Rubber Fingered Curry, Flat Rubber Curry
  • Prevent dirt and hair build-up on the under side of pad by brushing occasionally. This keeps old hair from trapping dirt & sweat, and embedding deep into the pad.
  • To remove embedded hair and dirt, rotate a dry 5 Star Cleaning Sponge in circular motion on dry pad. Wipe hair off sponge surface with your hand while cleaning pad.
  • For pads with heavy crusted sweat and dirt, break up areas with rubber fingered curry or scrape gently with a dull edged object being careful not to cut the felt. Use a vacuum to remove excess grime and loose material. A brush or a swift slap with your hand may also be used to sweep away dirt and hair.
  • Every 5 Star pad comes with a label that describes the basic method for cleaning and an all-natural dry-cleaning sponge!

    Visit BarnWorld.com today for all your equine, livestock equipment  and farm and ranch equipment needs.

    Cattle Guards made easy with Cattle-Guards.com

    Cattle Guard Information Site

    Ordering a cattle guard isn’t as tough as you’d think.  We’ve put together a great informational website at Cattle-Guards.com to take the mystery out of selecting and installing cattle guards.

    It covers types of cattle guards, cattle guard uses, cattle guard certification and cattle guard installation.

    Also included is a cattle guard vehicle load table for cattle guard weight ratings and cattle guard load ratings.

    Visit cattle-guards.com today to help with your selection and cattle guard installation.

    Please visit BarnWorld.com for all of your livestock supply and livestock equipment needs.

    New Round Poly Horse Hay Feeder makes feeding a breeze

    No longer are horse hay feeders bulky and difficult to manage.  Don’t put up with a rusting hulk of a feeder in your pasture!  Try the new round poly horse hay feeder from Barn World.

    The new round poly horse hay feeder is easy to assemble, move around a pasture and is extremely durable.   It may be used in a stall or outdoors for full round bales.    The hay feeder is made from Recycled Materials with UV Resistant Resin and is specifically designed for horse safety with overlapping joints & countersunk fasteners.

    At 80 lbs, it’s easy to assemble and move.

    The ploy round horse hay feeder is much more convenient than the traditional metal feeders:

  • Specifically designed for horse safety with overlapping joints & countersunk fasteners.
  • Ideal for small ponies and colts.
  • Easy to assemble and handle.
  • Environmentally friendly.
  • Made of recycled materials with UV resistant resin.
  • Lightweight. Only weights 80 lbs!
  • 4 pieces – 2” width x 35” high x 7’ diameter
  • One year manufacturer’s warranty on material and workmanship.Visit BarnWorld.com today for our large selection of horse hay feeders and to view all of our livestock supplies and livestock equipment.
  • Hog Feeders

    BarnWorld offers a wide selection of hog feeders for the modern hog farm. We have both gravity feed pig feeders and ration style hog feeders that minimize wasted feed. In addition, we have many different sizes of hog feeders to accommodate the different needs of nursery pigs, grower pigs, and finishing pigs. Hog feeder sizes range from 2 bushels to 90 bushels and come in indoor and outdoor options. All BarnWorld hog feeders are made from materials that are impervious to acids from hog waste and will last and last.

    Supreme Hog Feeder

    The 40 bushel, 60 bushel and 80 bushel offer:

    • Advanced scalloped trough design saves feed.
    • 12 large openings “natural” to hog anatomy.
    • Keeps feed in the feeding zone where hogs can get to it.

    Durabability:

    • Long-lasting trough is heavy galvanized 12 gauge steel warranted.
    • Largest feed-saver fange on the market.
    • Strongest plastic door on the market.
    • Seamless spun steel top cover with reinforcement beads.
    • W-rod hinged top cover.
    • Polyethylene skid runners that never rust.

    Top-Crank Feed Adjustment:

    • Convenient top-crank feed adjustment with four rigid 5/8” adjustment tubes.

    All Sioux Supreme Feeders are available without top lid and/or doors.

    Barn World also offers the Big “O” Oscillating Feeder

    Choose the 15, 40, 65 or 90 bushel feeder

    Feeder will not rust, rot or corrode—hog lot and confinement pen acids have no effect.
    The Big “O” Oscillating Feeder Polyethylene Base will fit most sizes of feeders. An adapter ring is used to fit others.
    Do not throw away that old feeder with the rusted-out bottoms. Bolt the top half of your old feeder to a new big “O” polyethylene base. Save big dollars!!!

    Includes: Polyethylene base, trough a hopper, poly skids, painted steel supports, side feed adjustment.

    Add packages to bases (40 BUSHEL FEEDER 1 ROW, 65 BUSHEL FEEDER 2 ROW, or 90 BUSHEL FEEDER 3 ROW) to make complete feeders.

    Indoor Oscillating Nursery Feeder, Grower Feeder and Finishing Feeder

    The indoor feeders will manage 35-55 pigs.  You can see our entire selection of indoor feeders and livestock equipment at BarnWorld.com.

    Bucket Forks turn your bucket into a pallet fork workhorse

    Easy to use and install Bucket Forks

    Easy to use and install Bucket Forks

    Barn World, your livestock equipment solution center now offers the extremely versatile bucket forks to add the functionality of a pallet fork to your bucket

    These easy to install and remove pallet forks attach quickly to your bucket and are secure with the patented “C-Clamp Pad” design that won’t harm your bucket and creates a more secure fit.  No longer do you need to remove your bucket to get the functionality of the pallet forks.

    C-Clamp for easy on and off

    C-Clamp for easy on and off

  • No Chains or Binders Needed with our Bucket Forks
  • Exclusive “C-Clamp Pad” design won’t harm your bucket and creates a more secure fit
  • No need to remove or modify your bucket
  • Quickly and easily attaches directly to your existing bucket
  • All of our Bucket Forks are powder coated
  • We currently offer three types of pallet forks:

    Light Duty Pallet Forks -working length of 39″ and load capacity of 1,200 lbs.

    • Great for compact and sub-compact tractors and loaders up to 25HP
    • Move pallets, logs, rail road ties and more!
    • Bucket forks will turn your tractor into a workhorse!
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    Light Duty Bucket Forks

    Medium Duty Pallet Forks – working length of 43″ and a load capacity of 2,400 lbs.

  • Great for compact tractors and loaders from 35HP to 55HP
  • Move pallets, logs, rail road ties and more with our Bucket Forks!
  • Slip in a standard 2×4 as a back stop
  • Medium Duty Pallet Fork

    Medium Duty Pallet Fork

    Heavy Duty Pallet Forks – working length of 53″ and a load capacity of 5,000 lbs.

  • Great for tractors, loaders and skid steers up to 55HP and above.
  • Easily lifts up to 5,000 lbs
  • Slip in a standard 2×4 as a back stop with our HD Bucket Forks.
  • Easily add 2x4's for a backstop

    Easily add 2x4's for a backstop

    Heavy Duty Pallet Forks

    Heavy Duty Pallet Forks

  • All of our bucket forks come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty*
  • To quickly and easily add the functionality of pallet forks to bucket without the hassle of changing the bucket or the expense of buying another implement, get a pair of bucket pallet forks from Barn World, your livestock equipment headquarters.