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 as a pure gravity feeder for your young ones and will automatically convert to an on-demand feeder to eliminate food waste as they grow. This saves money!
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 young and small, they need a constant supply of feed for healthy weight gains, and the gravity dispensing method is 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 into the trough and take its 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 where it gets trampled and wasted on the ground or floor. It’s at this time when their size and activity dictate 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 is 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 it. 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.
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