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Hay feeders for Longhorns

Postby Mongo1 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:41 am

We could use some opinions on what type of bale feeder to buy in $250 to $350 range. We have a Longhorn bull, 5 heifers, and a cow. Here's one we're considering:
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/produ ... _vc=-10005

and here's another:
https://austin.craigslist.org/grd/d/aus ... 06376.html

Thanks.
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Re: Hay feeders for Longhorns

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Re: Hay feeders for Longhorns

Postby 5S Cattle » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:31 pm

They need to be able to get their head in and out without getting caught
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Re: Hay feeders for Longhorns

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:42 pm

LH cattle can get their head, more places than you think they can. With that said, I’d still go with a horse hay ring. I’ve had them get mineral feeders stuck to their heads before, so they can pose their own set of problems as well.
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Re: Hay feeders for Longhorns

Postby farmerjan » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:17 pm

Agree with Bigfoot, go with a horse type one that they don't have to finagle their head into. My one longhorn heifer can twist her horns around and get her head in alot of places, but I prefer her to not HAVE to . And I have a "bull mineral" feeder, that they have to pickup the flap covering it with their nose , and not have to get their head "into" a mineral feeder.
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Re: Hay feeders for Longhorns

Postby OleScout » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:47 am

We have one LH cow. A novelty my Dad bought for my wife 10 years ago. She has 50+ inches of horn and easily works in and out of regular hay rings. She knows exactly where the tips of those horns are!
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Re: Hay feeders for Longhorns

Postby gcreekrch » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:42 pm

Some baler twine and a Sawzall will solve the issue quite nicely also.
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