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Hay-Saving Feeder
I built this hay-saving feeder last fall and I think it's the best I've ever seen. There's little waste as long as you have enough cows feeding from it. I made it out of all kinds of various metal pipe. What makes it work so well is that the upper part of the feeder slopes inward at a 35? angle, and there's a cradle inside made from lengths of 1/2-in. dia. steel cable. You can adjust the lengths of cable to be at any height off the ground. I set mine so the bale is about 24 in. off the ground. The bale feeder is 8-ft., 3-in. square. I put a couple hooks on top so I can move it easily with a front-end loader. (Henry F. Bohle, Plevna, Mont. 59349 ph 406 772-5643)

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2