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Two-Bale Covered Feeder
"Cows like it because hay doesn't get wet and I like it because it saves hay," says Ed Schaffner, Mondovi, Wis., about his covered 2-bale cattle feeder for round bales.
The feeder holds two bales end-to-end on a raised wooden floor. The frame of the feeder is made from 2-in. pipe and 1-in. pipe on the slanted side bars. The top and one end of the feeder is covered by sheet metal.
"It looks like a covered forage wagon. I spent about $400 to build it. Before, when it rained on hay in a feeder, I had trouble getting cattle to eat it. This feeder will pay for itself in less than a year in hay savings," says Schaffner. "You just swing the end gate, back a bale in, and then use the second bale to push the first one in." Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Edwin M. Schaffner, Rt. 3, Box 174, Mondovi, Wis. 54755 (ph 715 946-3267).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5