Osborne Pig Feeder, The Fast Start Feature

Pig Feeders from Barn World

Barn Word has carried the industry-leading Osborne premium pig feeders and outdoor hog feeders for years now and leave it to them to set the bar high yet again with the introduction of the new Fast Start nursery-to-finishing feeder conversion feature.  This innovation allows the feeder to start out as pure gravity feeder for you young ones and will automatically convert to an on-demand feeder to eliminate food waste as they grow.  This saves money!

Pigs eating from a new pig feeder.

Gravity Feeding

The new Fast Start feeder conversion feature allows the benefits of a straight gravity feed for when the pigs are too small to turn a wheel and operate an on-demand feeder.  While this young and small, they need a constant supply of feed for healthy weight gains and the gravity dispensing method the best for their needs.  It ensures they have enough feed into the trough at all times for free feeding.  As they eat, the new feed will fall directly in the trough and take it’s place.

All is well and good until they gain a little size and start scattering food out of the trough during their new rough and tumble manners.  As they grow into this larger size, it becomes necessary to feed them with an on-demand system to limit food and financial losses!

Converting from Gravity to Mechanical Dispensing

As your pigs get bigger, they begin creating what’s sometimes referred to as ‘play waste’.  Their more active and rowdy behavior can knock the feed right out of the trough were it gets trampled and wasted on the ground or floor.  It’s at this time, when their size and activity dictates that they need a more response type feeder that the Osborne Fast Start feature automatically kicks in.  It converts from an open gravity feeder to an on-demand only feeder.  As your large pigs feed, they will start bumping and pushing the paddle sweep that they couldn’t move before.  This activity turns the feed bar paddle through the trough and begins the conversion of the feeder to an on-demand only system.

As the sweep it moved around the trough, it beings to close the gravity feed holes used to freely dispense food.  As these holes are gradually closed shut, the feed can only be dispensed is when the paddle sweep is moved and the conversion is complete.   Food is only released when asked for which doesn’t allow for food to sit in the trough to be scattered or spoiled, helping to eliminate waste while still allowing your animals to eat whenever they need.  Best of all, as the paddle sweep travels through the trough, it cleans it at the same time!  Now you’re eliminating spoilage in the trough with the self-cleaning sweep paddles and dispensing feed only when called for.  Self-cleaning and feeding only when needed will keep your operation clean and as waste free as possible which increases your profits!!

A popular pig feeder for good reason

While being an industry leading manufacturer of pig and hog feeders in the United States, Osborne has again come up with a unique and AUTOMATIC feed-saving feature to make your operation run a bit more smoothly.    This new gravity to mechanical dispenser conversion, combined with the self-cleaning feature of the trough paddle sweep, makes these feeders some of the most popular in the industry.

Visit Barn World or call (720) 238-2190 and get the best livestock supplies to ensure your farm and ranch operation runs as smoothly and as profitable as possible.

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Galvanized Bale Feeders!!

Barn World now offers Galvanized Round Bale Feeders

We are constantly looking for products that are of high quality, extremely tough and that stand up to abuse from all types of animals.  One of those that also offers extreme protection from a common problem, rust, is part of the Tarter brand.  With it’s unique design and extreme protection, the Galvanized Cradle Round Bale Feeder is going to be doing double-duty for a long time on your farm and ranch!

Galvanized hay feeder in the cradle design.   cradle hay feeder with a large bale in it

The Cradle Round Bale Feeder

Unique design: bALE FeeDER for BOTH horses and cattle

The unique cradle design makes the hay bale feeder very versatile as you can feed both horses and livestock from the same feeder.  You don’t need separate feeders for your cattle and equine, they can both use this feeder easily. Traditionally, you would want a closed top feeder for livestock and an open feeder for horses, but because the hay is elevated above the ground, you won’t need the barrier to keep your cattle out and your horses still have easy access.

Easy to load bale feeder

To make loading easy, one side has a completely removable end, or entry door for your bale.  Simply slide out the end piece that locks into place and the entire side of the feeder is open for easy loading.  See the video below for a quick overview.  With this unique system, the bale can be driven directly into the side of the feeder and safely set into place. No need to drop the bale in at an angle, or risk the feeder falling over or being bent when the bale falls in.  The removable panel makes the loading process simple and easy.  It really is the cleanest of the loading procedures out there.

Advantages of a Galvanized Hay Feeder

Although extremely rugged and designed for use outdoors with livestock, when galvanized, the protection level from the elements is taken a step further.  It offers the best defense possible from rust even when left in the harshest of conditions.  It’s always best to keep your feeders out of the mud and water, even when galvanized, but with that special finish, it’s as protected as you can get from water and rust so it won’t suffer the quick fate of rusting out that ruin so many traditional steel feeders.  To go the extra mile, there is even a clear coat applied as a final finish over the entire feeder!   There’s really nothing else you could do to provide more protection from the elements than what Tarter has done with this feeder.

Other Hay Bale Feeder Features

As pointed out earlier, the design is extremely easy to load through the removable end gate and the elevated bale is kept off the ground and away from rot-inducing moisture. You won’t need to lay your bale on a pallet or come up with some other ‘trick’ to keep your hay off the ground and fresh.  Simply set it in this feeder and you’re done!  This is what saves you money!

This design is also built on skids to aid in moving it around from pasture to pasture as needed.  It is constructed with a sturdy 1-3/4″ round steel tubing and weighs 108 pounds for easy management.

All around, this great design allows you to feed both horses and cows and when coupled with the galvanization, it is a long-lasting, sturdy, time and money saving feeder that will work well with all your animals!

Contact Barn World today (720) 238-2190 or at Sales@BarnWorld.com and we’ll be happy to forward a quote that includes shipping to your farm or ranch!


Cradle Round Bale Feeder Videohttps://youtu.be/24iJa3b_Ag8 

 

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