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#21 cjsr8595



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Posted 30 December 2020 - 02:02 PM

I feed out of a bunk style in a barn and there is very little waste. 


I also free choice in the pasture on both an old wagon with no deck-just the runners and a cradle feeder.  I always see a cow up in the craddle crapping on good hay, not a big fan of a cradle.  My wagon set up seems to waste less hay as they can't stand in it, they have to eat and it falls down as they eat.  Just my 2 cents.  Never tried a cone feeder.  

#22 endrow


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Posted 01 January 2021 - 06:43 AM

We put 4x5 round bales in the neighbors feeders for his beef cows .At one time he bought a cradle feeder . Just imagine yourself putting a bale in one of those cradle feeders with a bale that does not want to  slides off the spears.   

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#23 chevytaHOE5674


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 08:49 AM

I have a few cone style feeders that I use when I have just a few cows to feed in a lot (wintering bulls, retained heifers, etc). There is very little waste with the cone style and they are super heavy duty. I've bought 3 of them over the years and figure they paid for themselves in saved hay within 2 years over a normal ring.

The main herd gets hay unrolled on pasture to eliminate any sort of manure handling.

#24 DaveCampbell



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Posted 03 January 2021 - 07:33 AM

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