Round Bale Feeder
Your readers may be interested in my "limited access" round bale feeder. It's 16-ft. long and equipped with hinged hog panels that rest on top of the bale while cattle feed. When you want cattle to stop eating hay, you simply swing the panels down and secure them, forcing the cattle to go to a silage or concentrate feed bunk. Sells for $1,650. I also build a 14-ft. long feeder that works nicely when placed within a 14-ft. wide free-stall alley. I built a freestall barn and placed this feeder right in the middle of the barn. Sells for $1,300. I've also designed a "one-slope" feeder that can be used with open-front "Virginia-style" heifer bares, along fence-lines, or any other place where feeding and animal circulation space is limited. Sells for $750. All of my feeders have built-in floors and can be supplied with roofs. They're all built with a two-fence system to reduce hay waste. (Jonas Stoltzfus, RD 1, Box 196, Loysville, Penn. 17047 ph 717 536-3618).
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