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Easy Way To Measure Out Feed Additives
"I built this unit to make it more convenient to handle and record use of feed additives," says Scott Swanson, Pecatonica, Ill., about his "Medi-Meter".
"It's a simple machine with a hopper that holds the feed additives and an auger at the bottom of the hopper that we turn by hand. The auger empties into a bucket, which hangs from a scale. When the correct weight is reached, you just lift the bucket off and empty it into the feed mixer.
"There's a feed label holder just above the scale so you can read the feeding instructions each time the feed additive is in use. There's also a fold-out panel on the side with a place to record feed additives and ration information, making it easy to keep good records. The Medi-Meter also provides safe storage from rodents and moisture, thanks to the cover on top. Capacity is 75 lbs.
"We use it for feed additives, vitamins, minerals, milk replacers and other feed ingredients - anything we have to measure from a 50-lb. bag.
"I've built a few for neighbors but would like to find a manufacturer or distributor."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Scott Swanson, 209 E. 11th St., Pecatonica, Ill. 61063 (ph 815 239-1755).

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1995 - Volume #19, Issue #3