Need hay feeder to creep feed calves

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Need hay feeder to creep feed calves

Postby rjbovine » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:21 pm

Any recommendation on a good feeder to use ? Wanting to feed 4 x 5 bales of OG hay. The feeders I use for the cows the calves get inside ruin a lot of hay . Thought I would try a cradle type . Has any one tried these type of feeders ? thank you rj

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Re: Need hay feeder to creep feed calves

Postby TN Cattle Man » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:14 pm

Take a look at the variety of hay feeders that Sioux Steel manufacturers... they have multiple styles of Hay/Grain feeders that are well built and hold up well. Can be a little pricey, but like all things you get what you pay for.

http://www.siouxsteel.com/index.php/pro ... ain-feeder
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Re: Need hay feeder to creep feed calves

Postby ddd75 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:55 am

just set some 6 bar gates around one

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Re: Need hay feeder to creep feed calves

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:43 pm

I do not like the feeders that cradle the hay above their head. You will have more eye problems.
I do use the heavy "bull" round feeders with a solid bottom skirt. I find that with the calves, I periodically have to spear the bale in the feeder & "fluff" it up so they can reach it.
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