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Longhorn hay bale feeders

Postby Mongo1 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:48 am

Hi folks. We're just getting into raising Longhorns. So far we have a bull, a cow, and 5 heifers. We'd love to get your ideas on what style hay ring would be best. Would the poly feeders for $200 on craigslist work? https://austin.craigslist.org/grd/d/aus ... 06376.html
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Re: Longhorn hay bale feeders

Postby callmefence » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:53 pm

No ..any type of reach through feeder is asking for trouble. They won't have any trouble getting their heads in , out is where trouble happens.
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Re: Longhorn hay bale feeders

Postby slick4591 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:58 pm

A couple of breeders around here just feed off the ground. No rings, although a cradle might work well.
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Re: Longhorn hay bale feeders

Postby BRYANT » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:18 pm

feed off ground, make them clean it up before you put out another bale.
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Re: Longhorn hay bale feeders

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:29 pm

Mongo1 wrote:Hi folks. We're just getting into raising Longhorns. So far we have a bull, a cow, and 5 heifers. We'd love to get your ideas on what style hay ring would be best. Would the poly feeders for $200 on craigslist work? https://austin.craigslist.org/grd/d/aus ... 06376.html
Thanks.



Those are great rings for beef cattle.
I have a couple and as light as they are,
you might consider selling tickets to the show. They are going to get hung up. You would be better off building a hay cradle on skids.
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Re: Longhorn hay bale feeders

Postby Mongo1 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:41 pm

Thanks. You saved us some money!
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Re: Longhorn hay bale feeders

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:46 pm

Mongo1 wrote:Thanks. You saved us some money!



LSU had some online plans.

https://www.lsuagcenter.com/portals/our ... -big-bales
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