Life on a family farm
in the wilds of
Upstate New York
Monday, July 07, 2014
Since it became difficult to find bulk wood shavings for bedding we have used our lean to sawdust shed for a calf pen with varying degrees of success.
One of its biggest drawbacks is that we always end up throwing feed on the ground, where a large percentage of it gets walked on and wasted. We decided to put our four yearling heifers out there to get some sun and exercise, but we didn't want to deal with the feed issue. So we talked about putting in a feeder. The boss had a big, green feeder panel he was using as a gate, so we changed that out and put it across the corner of the pen in front of a window we use to feed through, and replaced it. Voila, all you can eat buffet.
..........as long as you can eat hay. As you can see, Abbekirk, Cedar Key, Loki, and Tequila are liking it just fine.