A quality Creep feeder is essential for making sure your younger animals get the nutrients they need. The best feeding environment for calves is one away from the adults and these feeders are designed to provide just that. The proper creep feeder will have your calves ready for market sooner and in high quality condition.
The design uses a outer ‘cage’ to keep adults from being able to access the feed trough area. The cage has outer bars that are spaced so calves and smaller animals can enter but larger animals cannot. They also use an adjustable horizontal entry bar that can be moved up as the animal grows. The cows and larger animals aren’t able to fit underneath so only the young ones can enter.
Once through the entry area, the calves are free to eat the provided minerals in the trough free from the larger animals. The ability to eat in a stress-free area allows them to consume minerals and supplements for maximum healthy weight gains.
These feeders are built to have your calves ready for market sooner and in higher quality condition. They also are used to provide health supplements to smaller animals in need of specific feed or supplements.
Below are a few examples of the feeders that can be shipped throughout the US. If you’d like a quote with shipping to your front door, let us know and we’ll be happy to provide one for your review.
Single Sided Creep Feeders
The most common design has a single side for feeding. It allows the feeder to be filled from outside the guarded feeding area. That may not seem like a big deal but when you’re trying to fill it or any feeder, your rambunctious eaters can get carried away and step all over you. It’s far better to fill from outside the trough area to prevent any accidental injuries to you or your calves.
This style has holding capacities of 500 all the way up to 1,500 pounds.
Double-side Creep Feeders
These are designed to feed large groups of animals and have much larger capacities than the single-sided design. These larger capacities range from 1,200 to 3,000 pounds!
The extra size and capacity means you don’t have to fill the feeder as often if used for smaller groups. It also means you can easily feeder those large herds without repeated fillings.
The double-side build means there’s twice the feeding space available as animals can use both sides. The two individual troughs are both fed by the center storage area. This is great for not only large groups but can also be used in a fence-line to feed two separate pastures or pens at once.
Nutrition is very important for calves, sheep, goats as well as deer. This unique feeder is designed without the surrounding pen to make sure they have free access to supplements. It’s used for wildlife and game management or for raising in captivity. Use this feeder to ensure your entire herd gets the necessary protein they need.
Large bucks and whitetail deer need protein all year round and especially when recovering from the rut. It also helps with antler growth during the 200-day growing period.
Small animals need proper nutrition for a health start to life and can require access to mineral and supplements without competition from larger adults. This separate feeding area also keeps your larger animals from downing all the expensive feed before the young ones who need it can get to it.
Please let us know if you’d like a quote with shipping right to your farm or ranch and we’ll be happy to forward one for your review.
See all of our creep feeders and contact us anytime at Sales@BarnWorld or (720) 238-2190.