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Re: Hay Rings

Postby dun » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:32 pm

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.
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Re: Hay Rings

Postby backhoeboogie » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:29 am

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.
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Re: Hay Rings

Postby dun » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:54 am

Doesn;t matter how heavy they are. Goofy bulls will still push them all over the pasture.
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Re: Hay Rings

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:38 am

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

Postby dun » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:36 pm

Yup, that's the cone type I was talking about
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri May 26, 2017 9:59 am

Who makes this type and about how much??
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Postby TN Cattle Man » Fri May 26, 2017 3:14 pm

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.
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Re: Hay Rings

Postby Redmike » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:42 am

How r the cone type plastic feeders working
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