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 allows them 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:
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 it’s 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 heads of cattle.
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.
A unique design in that it suspends the hay bale off the ground and allows your livestock to get at 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 is the primary objective of any rancher. These hay feeders are designed to last and provide economic benefits to you and your livestock for years.