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Re: Round Bale Feeders

Postby Ol' 243 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:19 pm

Just finished my first one . . . . . . . .opinions???
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Re: Round Bale Feeders

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:31 pm

Looks sturdy.
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Re: Round Bale Feeders

Postby red angus 2010 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:03 pm

That is a very nice design and the catch underneath will definitely save hay from wasting. I'm just surprised that given this board no one has:
1. Griped about the welds
2. Griped about the equipment
3. Griped about the building and/ or construction of said building
4. Griped about the bull
5. Got into an argument about the bull's body condition score
6. Got into an argument about the color of the bull
7. Somehow mentioned the current or past president and locked the thread
:hide: just kidding really nice design
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Re: Round Bale Feeders

Postby Ol' 243 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:16 pm

red angus 2010 wrote:That is a very nice design and the catch underneath will definitely save hay from wasting. I'm just surprised that given this board no one has:
1. Griped about the welds
2. Griped about the equipment
3. Griped about the building and/ or construction of said building
4. Griped about the bull
5. Got into an argument about the bull's body condition score
6. Got into an argument about the color of the bull
7. Somehow mentioned the current or past president and locked the thread
:hide: just kidding really nice design


Those are all valid points, be patient, someone will be along shortly. :lol:
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Re: Round Bale Feeders

Postby wbvs58 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:28 am

Looks good, I should have said earlier if I was to build another one I would probably have the Vee a little more than the 90 degrees to let the bale sit a bit deeper in it but still works well at 90 degrees.

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Re: Round Bale Feeders

Postby Caustic Burno » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:42 am

Ol' 243 wrote:Just finished my first one . . . . . . . .opinions???
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Looks good
If it has any issues the cows will find them. They did on my first one.
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Re: Round Bale Feeders

Postby kentuckyguy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:01 pm

do these style feeders really save you that much hay?

Seems like a lot of it would get knocked down and stepped on or laid on.
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Re: Round Bale Feeders

Postby Caustic Burno » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:11 pm

kentuckyguy wrote:do these style feeders really save you that much hay?

Seems like a lot of it would get knocked down and stepped on or laid on.


With mine they can't step or lay on what falls through only eat it.
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Re: Round Bale Feeders

Postby greybeard » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:09 am

kentuckyguy wrote:do these style feeders really save you that much hay?

Seems like a lot of it would get knocked down and stepped on or laid on.

There can't be any more waste with those elevated feeders than there is with one of the regular round cage feeders.
I know a lot of the waste on my conventional round bale feeders comes from the bale sitting on the ground and the hay inside the feeder just soaks up water, most notably the bottom part of the bale. They'll eat some of the waste, finally... after most of the bale is gone and they shove the thing off to one side, but only because it's winter and there's nothing else for them TO eat.
For every 4x5 round bale I feed, there may be the equivalent of 2-3 sq bales left over for me to rake up and compost at the end of winter.
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