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One of the largest expenses of raising hogs is the money spent on feed. Wasted feed destroys profits and creates a mess too. On-demand feeders make your hogs ask to be fed before any food is released. It will only dispense when the wheel is turned to help eliminate waste and prevents food from sitting in the trough where it can be turned into ‘play-waste’ as it gets knocked around.
The troughs have feeder bars with paddles on them. Your animals quickly learn to nudge the bars and turn the paddles through the trough to release the food. As the feed bars turn, the paddles sweep along the bottom of the trough. It sounds too good to be true, but the hogs actually clean the trough they are eating from!
For the largest weight gains, food should be present at all times. This ensures they establish healthy eating habits and necessary early weight gains but can also lead to a lot of waste.
However, when feed is left sitting in the trough, it can become wasted when it gets scattered around the barn and can actually create an unsanitary mess. The gravity feeder inefficiencies created the need for the on-demand design prevalent in the industry today.
The nursery feeder capacities are as small as one bushel and go all the way up to 15 bushels for larger operations.
Osborne makes a unique feeder that automatically converts from a gravity feed to an on-demand feeder. The mechanical conversion takes place when the pigs learn on their own to move the paddles in the bottom of the trough. As the wheel turns, the individual vents slide shut and require movement to dispense food in the future.
The automatic conversion needs no attention as it converts automatically. Not only are the pigs cleaning the trough by turning the feed wheel paddles, but they’re also converting the feeder to a gravity flow system automatically.
Having gravity replenish the trough is a great way to make sure they can eat at all times and the conversion to on-demands helps eliminate waste when they’re older.
These larger capacity feeders are designed for large groups of animals. They come in capacities of up to 105 bushels for large groups of heavy eaters are can be used outdoors year-round.
The 60 bushel Supreme Hog Feeder has door flaps that are lifted for access. The food is always available in the individual scalloped door-covered troughs. IT’s a gravity feeder that provides a constant supply.
The larger Big O Hog Feeder is available in 40, 56, and 90-bushel capacities. It uses on-demand bump bars to dispense food.
The poly material used for the lids and troughs makes them impervious to feedlot acids and they won’t ever rust or corrode!
The on-demand feature helps eliminate waste and maximum profits even when servicing large groups of unsupervised adults. Below is a picture of the Osborne feeder in the field.
Let us know if we can help pick out a feeder for your operation. If you’d like a quote with shipping to your door, we’ll be happy to help!