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Re: Hay Rings

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:32 pm
by dun
Somebody makes a cone that sits on top of the rings and you put the hay inside of the cone. From some tests I saw several years ago they were the most efficient at saving hay.

Re: Hay Rings

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:29 am
by backhoeboogie
dun wrote:Somebody makes a cone that sits on top of the rings and you put the hay inside of the cone. From some tests I saw several years ago they were the most efficient at saving hay.


Cradles work better for me. I sold the cone. This is feeding coastal round bales. I have not tried the cone with a different type of hay. Nor have I seen any studies. Your cone would keep hay off of the ground and it will also prevent the cows from tossing the ring aside. So they would be a bonus if you do not have cradles.

Re: Hay Rings

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:54 am
by dun
Doesn;t matter how heavy they are. Goofy bulls will still push them all over the pasture.

Re: Hay Rings

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:38 am
by Fire Sweep Ranch
This has quickly became my favorite hay feeder. Very little waste, and so heavy the tractor is needed if we ever want to move it. It had been in that location for about 45 days, and likely 40 plus bales, and you hardly see any hay outside the ring. We have the black plastic ones, and those are useless (we put it out with the horses since there was so much hay wastage with it and the cows). We have the metal rings, but again there is lots of waste.
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Re: Hay Rings

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:36 pm
by dun
Yup, that's the cone type I was talking about

Re: Hay Rings

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:59 am
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Who makes this type and about how much??

Re: Hay Rings

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:14 pm
by TN Cattle Man
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Who makes this type and about how much??

Jeanne, like almost everything, pricing will depend on quality. I have seen them as low as $500.00 and they do not look like they would last very long, to the absolute upper end that can run as high as $1200.00.

Re: Hay Rings

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:56 pm
by Son of Butch

Re: Hay Rings

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:42 am
by Redmike
How r the cone type plastic feeders working