Collapsing hay feeders – a unique design from Tarter

Flexible Round Bale Feeder for Cattle

Feeding with a traditional livestock bale feeder doesn’t present much of a challenge out in the middle of your pasture. You’ll typically take the tractor, drop the hay inside and call it an afternoon, after all this is how it has been done for years. Like all livestock equipment suppliers, we carry a large inventory of the traditional hay feeders, but we came across this new design from Tarter and think it’s worth a look!

Trouble with Traditional Hay Feeders

The problem with a large fixed ring hay feeder is that once your livestock eat the outer layers of the bale, the bale shrinks in size to the point where they can’t reach it anymore. The hay is just out of reach and all it does is entice them to lean against the feeder. This of course leads to metal bending and even cattle climbing inside the feeder to finish off the bale in the center. This can lead to injury and the exciting struggle of trying to help them out!

The ‘Flex Feeders’ are uniquely designed to shrink in size as the bale get smaller and allow your animals to eat the bale entirely. Each of the panels of these feeder are hinged like a door so that when leaned upon, instead of bending, they will actually slide inward around the remaining bale to provide consistent access until it is gone.

Cattle and Horse Hay Feeder Designs

The cattle feeder is made with a top bar all the way around the vertical bars while the horse design is open at the top. See the pictures and videos below for each style and consider this feeder the next time you’re looking for a new bale feeder. This unique design is worth exploring!

As always, if we can help with anything at all, call us at (720) 238-2190, email Sales@BarnWorld.com or visit our website at BarnWorld.com today!

Collapsible Cattle Feeder

Flexible Round Bale Feeder for Cattle

collapsible hay feeder

Flexible Cattle Hay Feeder Video

Cattle Hay Feeder Review

Most of the traditional hay feeders out on the market are just a solid, metal round ring. This closed top flex feeder for cattle has a closed ring around the top for extra strength and is built in multiple, flexible sections. At each section, it’s hinged together almost like a door so as cows consume the hay bale, the flex feeder actually closes around the size of hay that remains inside the feeder as it shrinks.

This feeder makes sure all the hay is accessible

What this allows you to do, no matter the size of the remaining bale or the herd size you have, is give you animals access to your hay not matter the remaining size.  The pressure that your animals put on the panels causes the feeder to shrink to the size of the bale. This is nice because as opposed to your traditional, fixed, round bale feeders, the flexible panels won’t get crushed and bent as your animals try to get to the last bit a hay remaining in the center of the feeder. Some traditional feeders can get absolutely destroyed in a matter of hours by larger livestock leaning against the fixed feeder walls.

Hinges are the key!

With the closed top flex feeder, when pressure is applied to the panels, the hinges allow it to slide inward and closer to the hay bale so your livestock have access and eat until the bale is completely gone. The hinged sections are designed with safety in mind and are perfectly safe for all of your farm and ranch animals.

The flexible panel feeder will make you happy as well because your cattle going to make cleanup of that remaining hay effortless and minimize any waste, saving you hay.

The benefit of the flex feeder is that it allows the cattle to get to that last bite of hay. Nothing is inaccessible and wasted and the feeder will serve 8-10 head of cattle.

 

The Flexible Horse Hay Feeder

Collapsing Horse Hay Feeder

Flexible horse hay feeder collapses around large hay bales.

Flexible Horse Hay Feeder Video

Hay Feeder Review

This adjustable feeder is built for both livestock and horses to have easy access to large bales from when the bale starts out large and uneaten, all the way down to the smaller size when consumed. The pin and loop connections are safe for horses and make it easy to set up. The panels move easily when the bale gets smaller. This provides access as it’s consumed. The sides are moved inward by your animals under normal feeding pressures. The strong frame is made with steel, 1-3/4″ steel tubing and the hay-saving steel skirt keeps loose hay from being trampled. Keep your large bales accessible not matter the changing size with this unique design from Tarter.

Tombstone Hay Feeder Design

The HiQual Tombstone Round Bale Feeder Design

The HiQual Tombstone Hay Feeder design provides both protection for the feeder from abuse and hay savings for your farm and ranch operation. They are available for both horses and livestock and below is a quick rundown of how these feeders are designed for longevity and will provide reliable hay savings for years to come.

Below are excerpts from their promotional video and key points that illustrate how valuable this can be for you and your animals.

livestock hay feeder

Round Bale Feeder Features

The Tombstone Saver is the feeder that really got HiQual the map back in 1980s and was their first patented item. Their research and development department looked at the problems that were currently associated with hay bale feeding and there were two key issues that they identified: One was that horse hay feeders wasted too much feed and secondly, they just weren’t durable enough. So they came up with this new patented design which we refer to as a Tombstone.

Hay Saving Design

The key feature of this product is the fact that not only is it a tombstone design, but that the tombstones slope inward toward the bale.  This creates an inner ring and outer ring, so when a cow comes in to feed, as they’re picking at the bale, the loose feed drops inside the feeder instead of on the ground where gets trampled and wasted.  Another nice feature about this design is the fact that is that it’s got an open top.  Traditional bale feeders have a top ring, so what we found from our research is that when the cattle are feeding in this product, they tend to keep their head in the feeder rather lifting up and pulling feed out. So again, you get additional savings! How much you ask? Research at the University of Manitoba has shown that with the Tombstone Saver Horse Bale Feeder, you’ll save an average of about 60 pounds of hay for every thousand pounds fed as compared to a traditional slant bar style feeder. 

Tombstones protect the feeder from damage

Another great design feature you’ll find with the off-set tombstone design is one that protects the feeder from damage. When the cattle are feeding, they typically want to lean in and on the feeder, which can cause stress on the metal and cause bending or even breakage.  With the ‘off-set’ tombstone design, the animal’s legs are kept back away from the feeder before their shoulders can touch the tombstones. This takes away their leverage and they no longer have the ability to push against and move the feeder or cause damage to the uprights by leaning their shoulders or necks on them!

Heavy-duty Construction 

Some other key things to look at with this design, because there’s other round bale feeders on the market, is the material used in construction.  The upright hoops are welded directly to the top ring so it can take a lot of stress.  It’s also made out of a lot heavier gauge steel than a standard 16 gauge feeder. So for extra strength and longevity, HiQual uses an 11 gauge top ring!  On the Hay Saver, the sheeting is mounted on the outside of the lower hay rings to provide a smooth and strong outer hay-saving skirt design. The sheeting not only helps save hay by containing it, but just as importantly, it stops the cattle from climbing up and getting inside the feeder. This particular feeder comes with 15 feeding stations which is a very high capacity and it’ll take a 6 foot round bale.

Ease of loading

You can also actually take the feeder apart and with the hinge kit, open it up to help loading a hay bale. At the joint, you just take the bolts out and install the hinge. You can then simply pull the pin and open the feeder up which then allows you to easily feed with a three point hitch. This feeder is more convenient and more versatile than your typical livestock bale feeder.

Mud Legs

It’s also important to look at the bottom of the feeder. There are three mud legs on each feeder panel and what the mud legs do, is keep it up out of the mud, that’s why they call them mud legs but it also prevents it from freezing down to the ground in the winter. Imagine if your feeder’s bottom ring was down in the ground and frozen. When you came to move it with your loader by putting a chain over the top to grab it, you’d put a tremendous amount of unnecessary stress on the product. Again, it’s very important to keep that up off the ground and out of the mud.

Quality

One final thing to point out is that we are talking about quality and durability with HiQual products in general.  A simple design change makes a world of difference and you’ll find their Tombstone Hay Saver Feeder has a vertical support post which is welded between the top ring and the bottom ring underneath each tombstone. What that means is, when there’s pressure placed on the upright, you got the vertical posts, the horizontal ring and the sheet metal all working together in a coordinated fashion to prevent any bending. It all means that at the end of the day, this feeder will last you for 10, 15 or 20 years and won’t end up in the boneyard or out the back 40 being unused or discarded as a typical round hay bale feeder might.
Take a look at the quality of material and design of this feeder and compare to others out there, then call Barn World at (720) 238-2190 to get yours shipped directly to you today!
This feeder design is available as a traditional 15 station round bale feeder and also the larger, more heavy-duty 12 station bull hay feeder.

Bull Tuff and Have Saver side-by-side

Notice the Bull Tuff is slightly larger with more distance between the tombstones while the Hay Saver has the skirt welded to the outside for a smooth outer look to prevent climbing.

horse hay feeder tombstone  Bull Hay Feeder

Tombstone Hay Feeder Video Description

The Fast-Start Hog Feeder from Osborne

Here is a quick re-cap of the new 4.5 bushel Osborne Pig Feeder that automatically switches from a traditional gravity fed feeder to a mechanical feeder all on it’s own! Keep the feed in front of your pigs and eliminate the ‘play waste’ as they grow automatically with this specially engineered feeder from Osborne.

Fast-Start-pig feeder Barn World

Pig Feeder Review – gravity to mechanical automatically!

Osborne Industries, the leader in hog feeding equipment recently announced its latest advancement in their signature line of no-waste, Big Wheel Hog Feeders.

The Fast-Start, wean-to-finish feeder features all the no-waste feed saving aspects of the Big Wheel family of mechanical flow feeders but operates as a gravity flow for newly weaned pigs and then, as the pigs grow, it converts automatically from gravity to mechanical feed flow!

HOW THE PIG FEEDER CONVERTS FROM GRAVITY TO MECHANICAL FLOW

When weaned pigs are put on the feeder, small slides in the feeder hopper bottom are open. As pigs grow, they begin turning a five spoke feed-wheel in the bottom of the trough which closes the slides on the feed hopper bottom. The turning of the feed wheel is what automatically converts the Fast-Start feeder from gravity to mechanical operation. Once in mechanical mode, a feed-sweep located in the bottom of the feed hopper and attached to the feed wheel, sweeps feed past the cone and out of the hopper into the trough. Feed falls through the center hole in the trough where it is dispensed to the pigs.  Once pigs are able to turn the feed wheel, the feeder makes it’s automatic conversion from gravity to mechanical flow.

fast start pig feeder interior view of the feed dispenser and trough
With the Fast-Start feeder, pigs receive all the great benefits of gravity flow feeding when they are small which provides access to fresh feed at all times. However, unlike traditional gravity fed feeders, no adjustment is ever necessary when the feeder is in gravity mode.

pig feeder diagram of the feed flow controls
Producers benefit from substantially reduced labor that is required to continually monitor and adjust traditional gravity flow feeders. With the Osobrne feeder, once the pigs turn the feed wheel, it automatically converts from gravity to mechanical flow.

BENEFITS OF MECHANICAL FEEDING

The mechanical flow design is the key to maximizing feed savings in finish feeding. No other feeding method can make the speed saving claims of the mechanical flow Big Wheel Feeders. Once the feeder converts to the mechanical flow mode and pigs stop eating, the feeder stops feeding which completely eliminates play waste.

ROUND HOG FEEDERS ARE A BETTER DESIGN

The round axis of the Big Wheel Feeders improve the feeding and growth performance of your animals. The feeder spreads animals radially around the self-cleaning trough which provides more standing room and less physical contact between the pigs. Conventional rectangular feeders force pigs into close contact with each other and often result in wasteful competition for the food.

HOG FARMER TESTIMONIAL

From Jeff Dorman: ‘I started raising hogs in 1983 and bought some of the first RO feeders from Osborne. Don’t know what year that was but a lot of them are the originals and are still on the farm. Then I moved into the nursery feeders and used them for close to 30 years probably.

The first thing we noticed when I put them in there with the Fast-Start was that the feed was always there, especially the first pallets. So the pigs come in and they’re averaging about 13 pounds and I sort them down.  The smaller group is around 10 pounds, some are up to 15 pounds but averaging around 13 pounds.
When we first started, we put the bigger ones on (the new pig feeder) and the next week we put the smaller pigs on.  There was no problem with the smaller pigs getting started on these feeders. They did just like we wanted them to. The first pellets lasted about 3 to 5 days and then I switch to another pellet that goes for another four or five days, so then it’s grind and mix. In that time-frame, from about 10 to 14 days, is when I noticed that they’ll switch from being gravity fed to start moving that mechanical wheel. Within about two weeks, they’re spinning that wheel. I’ve watched it 10 days up to about two weeks and they are moving the wheel with ease. Once they’ve spun the wheel, then there’s no problem with them having access to feed. There is always feed in the trough at that point.’

Osborne’s latest innovation in pig feeding comes from over 30 years of research and development in finding the optimal way to feed pigs.  To see the Fast-Start feeder that converts from gravity to mechanical feeding automatically and all the Osborne pig feeder line-up, visit Barn World Livestock Supplies today!

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 to On-demand Automatically!

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.

Pig Feeder Video

 

 

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 

 

Pig Feeders and Hog Feeders: Create an efficient feeding operation and save money

Hog Feeder outside with pigs eating from it

Pig feeders and hog feeders

Whether you’re raising pigs in your backyard or have a large hog operation, dispensing feed to your animals is essential for keeping them healthy and growing. To make this job a whole lot easier and more efficient, the use of a fill-and-forget feeder is a necessity and a great convenience.  The use of top-of-the-line Sioux Steel pig feeders and hog feeders will provide the most convenient and efficient feed delivery system for you and your swine.

Pig Feeders

Pigs are defined as weighing 120 pounds or less and technically anything over 120 pounds is considered a hog. That’s not to say that they wouldn’t eat out of each others feeders, but the difference in appetite between pigs and hogs will require different feeder holding capacities to allow for an efficient feeding system. Pig feeders are designed for smaller animals and are typically kept indoors while they grow in size.

A nursery pig feeder outside in a penned area

Nursery Pig Feeders

The smallest pig feeders are called nursery feeders and are designed for pigs that are weaning size up to 90 pounds. These feeders are made from polyethylene and have a metal frame that connect the hopper section to the feeding trough below.  The polyethylene hopper prevents any kind of rust or corrosion from eating away at the feeder and promotes longevity in the life of the feeder. The feeder is available in 2 bushels or 3 bushels and both sizes have a 20 inch feed pan and six feeding stations.

Grower Pig Feeder

The next size up is the six bushel grower feeder that feeds pigs from 40 pounds all the way up to market weight. It has a slightly larger 28 inch feed pan and allows for eight pigs to feed at separate feeding stations at once. Typically used to feed 50 to 55 pigs, this durable feeder has smooth inside walls to keep a constant feed flow coming freely and un-obstructed. It can dispense high moisture grains without bridging, clumping or building up inside the hopper.

Finishing Pig Feeder

The finishing feeder also has a six bushel capacity but has a larger 34 inch trough.  It feeds pigs from 40 pounds up to market weight and is also designed to feed 50 to 55 pigs in eight separate feeding stations.  There is an optional fence-line adapter so you may feed two separated pens with one feeder.

Like the other feeders, it has an animal activated feeding system that keeps an even distribution of feed around the trough. No clumping or piling up of feed on one side of the trough while the other side goes hungry.

Hog Feeders

As the pigs (technically 120 pounds or less) grow larger, they will consume more and more feed which will require a feeder with larger capacities.  To accommodate their growing appetite and size, a larger hog feeder is necessary to maintain the efficiency of your feed distribution system.  The larger volume hog feeders are available in both poly hopper and metal hopper designs.

Hog feeders with metal hoppers – Sioux Supreme Hog Feeders

A large hog feeder feeding pigs outdoors

The traditional outdoor large capacity hog feeder is made with heavy galvanized 12 gauge steel. It sits on polyethylene skids that never rust and are designed to hold the feeder off the ground. The Sioux Steel Supreme hog feeder has 12 large openings that create feeding zones so hogs can easily consume the feed undisturbed and without bickering.  The trough has very strong plastic doors to protect the feed from the elements and allow individual feeding.

The Supreme feeder has a convenient feed flow adjustment control that regulates the rate of feed being dispensed to the trough. The seamless top cover is made even stronger with reinforcement beads and has a ‘wide hinge’ for convenient filling.

These reliable and durable hog feeders are available in 40, 60, and 80 bushel capacities and can ship anywhere in the US.

Hog feeders with poly hoppers – Big O Feeders

A large poly hog feeder outside

Just like the Supreme hog feeders, the Big O outdoor hog feeder is designed to hold large quantities and is available in 40, 65, and 90 bushels capacities.  They all have 12 feeding stations in the trough and a side feed adjustment to regulate the feed flow. This set and forget feeder will allow your hogs to eat to their hearts content.

Designed for outdoor use, the Big O feeder is made with a plastic top and trough to eliminate rust and corrosion. Even hog lot acids have no effect on the feeder.  The large 56 inch polyethylene lid not only protects your precious feed from the fiercest winds and rains, but also provides easy access for quick filling.  The entire feeder rests on polyethylene skids so it can be moved around the yard If necessary.

When looking for the most efficient and convenient way to distribute feed to your animals, consider the top-of-the-line Sioux Steel pig feeders and hog feeders from Barn World a top distributor of livestock supplies and cattle guards!

Hay feeders from Barn World

Although the grass is starting to grow and hay becomes more plentiful, it’s still important to contain your feed costs with a hay feeder from Barn World Livestock Supplies.  Wasted hay is a common problem that can increase feed expense as wasted hay is money down the drain.  Selecting the proper equine or livestock hay feeder for your animals is not only a simple and effective way to keep costs low and profits up, but it will also save you time refilling and cleaning up the blown-around trampled hay.  Make sure you get one before the price of feeding sneaks up on you in the summer months.

Selecting the right hay feeder

There are many different styles of hay feeders for every budget and all will produce large savings that will allow them to pay for themselves in short order.  Designed for everything from large round hay bales, square bales and even as small as feeding individual flakes, there’s a feeder that will minimize waste and provide years of higher profits.  Selecting the right one for your animals is quick and easy.

Hay feeders Styles

Rack and Trough Feeders

Combo, or rack and trough feeders are very popular as they serve a double duty:  They suspend the hay for consumption over a trough which can be used to feed supplements and also catch loose hay before it hits the ground.  Your animals will easily pull the scraps out of the feed trough and not waste fallen hay.

Combo hay feeders are designed for goats, sheep, horses and cattle by varying the height of the trough.  The most common heights are:

  • Sheep – trough height 20″
  • Horse – trough height 30″ and 36″
  • Cattle – trough height 23-1/2″

Their versatility allows them to feed both hay and/or grain & minerals when necessary, which is a very convenient feature when supplementing diets and they are available for both round bales and square.

One of the most popular and indestructible of the cattle hay / grain feeders is this large 600 pound, skid-mounted bale feeder:

A large yellow cattle hay feeder that can also feed grain to livestock

Large cattle hay feeder

Made from a very heavy 2″ x 2″ square 16 gauge tubing, this almost eight foot square feeder stands 72″ tall and is one of the toughest out there.  It can accommodate both square and round bales and has an 18 gauge steel pan with rolled edges to avoid any cuts on your cattle.  The center is composed of outward angling tubing to keep the hay on the outside where your cattle can reach it.  To ensure longevity and make it the toughest around, it is an entirely welded design that contains not nuts and bolts, eliminating wobble and torquing.  It’s one solid piece designed to last a lifetime!

Below is a quick video tour of this indestructible hay feeder from Sioux Steel:

Hay hopper round bale feeders

Along the same design as the combo feeders, the Hay Hopper Round Bale Feeders suspend the hay with chains and come with or without a skirt at the bottom.

A green hay feeder with a hay bale suspended in it.

Cattle eating from hay feeder

The skirted hay hopper feeder does will with buffalo and cattle too.  It has a large 7′ 6″ inside diameter and is made with 14 gauge, 1-1/4″  square tubing. Built for round bales, it stands 68 inches tall and has 16 feeding stations – a lot of cattle can eat at once!  It’s unique chain design allows a large bale to be dropped in from the top for livestock to access below. The steel skirt keeps the wind from blowing around the straw and presents it for easy consumption.  This particular feeder is powder coated and all tubes are either capped sealed to keep water out.  Its bolt together, two-piece design allows this feeder to be easily ship economically throughout the United States.

Round bale feeders

The traditional round bale feeder is made from a steel skirt with a large diameter to accommodate field bales and will have stanchions to separate animals during feeding time.  Built to be extremely tough and left out in the elements, these heavy-duty feeders coming in all types of shapes and sizes.  The most popular design is of course is round, and usually in an 8 to 9 foot diameter for your largest bales.

Below is an example of a round bale feeder with a closed bottom and mud legs to keep the skirt from resting directly on the ground.

A large yellow horse hay feeder.

Large hay feeder

A cradle style bale feeder with a large round bale in pasture.

Cradle bale feeder for livestock

These feeders are powder coated or galvanized to protect them from rust and are designed to give years of feed savings.

A big cattle and horse hay feeder with a cowboy next to it.

Round bale feeder for cattle and horses

Another very tough round bale feeder is the Bull Tuff feeder.  The bull tuff round bale feeder is very large and extremely robust with twelve openings and nine mud legs to keep it entirely off the ground. The three-piece design allows it to be shipped very economically.

Plastic Horse Hay Feeder

Our most popular for horses is poly round horse hay feeder from Sioux Steel.  Designed from the beginning specifically for horses, all of the joints are overlapping to eliminate any kind of sharp edge and all bolts our countersunk into the walls to prevent any cuts or scrapes to equine legs.

A poly round horse hay feeder with a round bale in it and a horse walking by.

Horse walking by a large hay feeder

Brochure picture of the poly horse hay feeder

Horse hay feeder diagram

A woman loading the horse hay feeder in a pasture.

Setting up the horse hay feeder

 

Extremely easy to maneuver at only 80 pounds, it can be rolled into position and dropped over the round bale quite easily.  Once in place, the legs also have the ability to be staked down in high wind areas if necessary.  The thoughtful 4-piece design allows it to be shipping in four pieces, keeping shipping costs low and economical to send to send to any of the lower 48 states.

To keep profits up, you’ll need to keep expenses down and a simple and efficient hay feeder is the best way to make sure you realize both goals.  Don’t wait until prices skyrocket this summer to invest inequality hay feeder from BarnWorld.com

Hog Feeders and Pig Feeder Review

Big Wheel Hog Feeders from Barn World

Barn World is proud to offer the Big Wheel hog feeders from Osborne.  Keeping your feed fresh for your pigs is essential in getting them ready for market.  The big wheel pig feeders are designed to eliminate waste from spoiled or spilled feed. They are much more efficient than the best gravity feeders as the feed is only dispensed when the paddle wheel is turned by the pigs. It does not sit in the truck waiting to be consumed. This ensures the fresh feed in the hopper is delivered to the trough clean and ready to eat. Eliminating the square corners of a rectangular feeder keeps the feed from accumulating in corners, turning stale, rotting and going to waste. The round trough and sweeping action of the feeder arm keeps the food supply fresh and will be consumed in its entirety by your animals.

How it works – a patented feed flow system
All the pig feeders come with an adjustable rate gauge to control the amount of food dispensed when the wheel is turned. Inside the feeder, the flow system is controlled by an adjustable cone they can be raised and lowered in the bottom of the hopper. It is the cone that regulates the rate of feed flow, not gravity. As the pigs eat, they move the large feed wheel sweeper arm in the bottom of the trough. They don’t know it, but the sweeping action literally cleans the bottom of the trough and dispenses fresh feed at the preset rate. As the feed wheel is agitated feed falls through the center hole of the cone and into the trough where it is dispensed to the pigs. When they stop eating, the lack of movement on the sweeper arm stops the flow of feed. As such, these big wheel feeders are self-cleaning and self-regulating which reduces feed waste to none!

Build for longevity and efficiency
The Osborne feeders are designed and built to last for generations. In fact the very first big wheel feeders were built 20 years ago and are still in use today. The frame is made with heavy-duty steel construction and the fiberglass troughs and hoppers are easy to clean, maintain and can be used indoors or out. The feeders can be anchored to almost any service and maybe placed in a fence-line to handle every type of feeding situation. Their large trough openings and round shape give pigs much better access and provide more trough openings than rectangular feeders can. Easier access and adjustable flow rates create a less stressful eating environment and will allow your pigs to eat in less time with less stress.

Types of pig feeders

1. Nursery Feeders

Fresh feed is critical for young pigs as they are very sensitive to stale feeds. The patented mechanical flow delivery system of the Osborne nursery feeder guarantees fresh feed every time. The agitation on the sweeper arm keeps the trough clean and dispenses feed only on demand. All types of feed including crumbles and pellets can flow through the system without damaging it’s texture or appearance. These conditions allow the pigs to eat at will while maintaining the fresh, unneeded green in the hopper. This produces a better quality of gain for consumption and will better the overall health of your pigs. The careful design of the head space openings and trough reduces eating stress and promote consumption, producing better gains.

Available in the one bushel, 3 bushel and 4.5 bushel sizes, these nursery feeders are the best in the industry.

one bushel pig feeder  pig feeder with 3 bushel capacity  pig feeder cut out diagram to show feed flow meter and trough

2. Finishing Feeders

As your pigs grow in size, the main sources of food waste are more pronounced but are still eliminated with the patented delivery system of the big wheel feeders. The self dispensing feeders required no human activity and eliminate waste on their own by stopping the feed from entering the trough when the pigs are not eating. The self-regulated and self-cleaning finishing feeders will completely eliminate spoilage.

Available in three sizes from 4.5, 7.5 and the 15 bushel capacity these finishing feeders will reduce your management time and minimize feed waste to guarantee maximum efficiency.

pig feeder with grain in the trough pig feeder with a 7.5 bushel capacity large pig feeder with a 15 bushel capacity

3. Bulk Hog Feeders

Just like the smaller models the big wheel feeders, the bulk hog feeder is designed for maximum efficiency and the elimination of spoilage. The feeders are engineered to last for decades while minimizing your time, waste and need for adjustment. The reinforced fiberglass and hot-dipped galvanized steel supports all add up to a feeder that will produce healthy weight gains in your pigs for generations to come.

Hopper lids are not needed as plugging is never a problem even in heavy rains. The self-cleaning movement of the patented sweeper arms keep the feed flowing regardless of conditions. Set your feed rate once with the easily accessible outside mounted controller arm and it will remain constant for years to come.

Designed to be used with 90 head and possibly more, the big wheel bulk feeders are available in five different capacities: 24, 45, 65, 85 and 105 bushels. Using the same self-cleaning and regulating feed delivery system inside the hopper, the capacities are adjusted by adding rings to the height of the feeder. Available with an optional galvanize steel skid to be mounted underneath for easy moving, these pig feeders are some of the most versatile on the market today.

Osborne outdoor hog feeder  Sioux Steel outdoor hog feeders

Be sure to contact Barn World for all your cattle guard and livestock supply needs today!

Creep Feeders give your calves the nutrition they need

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Creep feeders

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 For Calves

calf creep feeder in red creep feeder trailer single sided creep feeder for calves

 

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:


creep feeder being used in a horse stall horse creep feeder hung in a horse stall with an open bottom

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!

Creep feeders for Deer:

deer creep feeder in gray

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.

Visit Barn World today for all your livestock and cattle guard needs and get a great start on a new season!

Hay Feeder Review – control your hay costs

 

Hay feeders

Hay feeders can make or break your livestock profit margins in a hurry. Wasted hay is one of the most expensive, yet easily containable costs associated with raising animals.  With such an impact on your bottom line, it’s extremely important to minimize your feed expenses and Barn World has the hay feeders to do just that.

The most effective means of keeping your livestock from wasting hay and driving up your feeding costs is to contain the hay in a clean environment that gives them the opportunity to eat it rather than walk on it.  We’ve all experienced hay blowing around a feeder only to be trampled into the mud by the animals that should be eating it, creating a needless waste of money. The simple solution is a hay feeder that not only allows them to eat from the bale, but also keeps the hay clean and together for consumption.

Here’s a look at three different styles of hay feeders that offer long lasting economic benefits for feeding your livestock:

Bull Tuff Round Bale Feeder

bull tuff round bale feeder for cattle

This feeder is a large, traditional round bale feeder with a 9 foot diameter and 12 feed openings. It has heavy-duty mud legs, and its 1-1/2″ x 2.5″ 16 gauge high tensile tubing makes this feeder extremely sturdy to take years of abuse from your livestock.  Weighing in at 440 pounds, this large feeder will handle up to 20 head of cattle.

Hay/Grain Feeder

large cattle hay feeder with grain pan below

This is an extremely large and heavy cattle feeder weighing 600 pounds.  It rests on skids so that it may be moved about your pastures with ease. At 7 feet wide, 8 feet long and 72 inches tall, this indestructible feeder offers the ability to suspend your hay bale above the mud, dirt and water and can also be used to feed grain in the pan below.  The entirely welded design of 2″ square tubing and angle iron give it incredible strength to withstand any abuse.

Hay Hopper Feeder

hay feeder with chains to suspend the hay

A unique design in that it suspends the hay bale off the ground and allows your livestock to get out it from all angles. Suspending the hay bale helps prevent water damage, rotting and mold.  It also keeps the bale fresh and free from dirt so the hay remains a clean source of food for your livestock.  It’s a simple and effective means of keeping hay costs to a minimum.

Keeping your costs low and your animals healthy and growing are the primary objective of any rancher.  These hay feeders are designed to last and provide economic benefits to you and your livestock for years.