Monday, July 07, 2014

New Feeder


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. 

4 comments:

Cathy said...

Pretty clever. Almost makes me sorry that I'll never experience the joy of eating hay :)

Rev. Paul said...

Won't eat it, but it sure smells good. :)

Terry and Linda said...

It always surprises me how cows will eat dried up hay over green grass any day. Must be like us and potato chips.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

threecollie said...

Cathy, lol, just think kind of dry salad

Rev. Paul it does!

Linda, oddly, we have some rained on stuff that we are feeding them and they seem to like it as much as the premium bright green kind.