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Cradle Hay Feeder

How do you load the feeder?

This feeder may be loaded using a trailer, front-end loader from the top or by rolling the bale into the feeder from the ground

How do cattle eat from it?

Calves eat between the bars and mature cattle eat from over the top

Can sheep finish a whole bale?

Yes

Can you use it to feed silage?

Yes

Can you skid the feeder while loaded?

Yes

Will the bale fall on the sheep?

No. The side panels are angled to prevent this

Can you load it by hand?

No. You would need at least a quad bike

Does tray fill with water?

No. There are drainage holes in the bottom of the tray

Will calves feed from it?

Yes, it is ideal for calves

Sliding Gates Hay Feeder

What type of bales can be used?

Round, Heston and clamp silage

How do you load the feeder?

It is easiest to load by lifting the entire feeder up by the hook and lowering it over the bales. Otherwise, the gates and containment panel can be unclipped and bales loaded through the side.

Can it be moved whilst the bale is inside?

No

Can sheep and cattle use it?

Yes

How do you secure gates for loading?

Shaft lock pins hold the gates in position to prevent them sliding inwards

Does the roof come off?

No

How do the gates work?

The gates are gradually slid inwards as the stock consume the hay

Can sheep get inside?

Generally not, as the gates are usually up against the hay inside.

What is the purpose of the containment panel?

The containment panel keeps feed within the feeder and helps prevent trampling

Does this feeder work well for goats?

Yes

Tray Hay Feeder

Can it be moved with a bale in it?

Yes – it can be easily pulled along on its skids

Does the floor fill with water?

No, there are drainage holes in the tray

Can calves eat from it?

Calves need to be over 8 months old

How does it reduce hay wastage?

The Tray Hay Feeder is designed to catch surplus hay on the trays

Can feed be put on the tray?

Yes

Can you load a bale from all sides?

It should only be loaded from vertical sides. i.e. those with stickers on

Is it suitable for horses, alpacas and llamas?

Yes

Is it suitable for silage?

Yes

Will stock knock it over?

We have never experienced, or heard of, one of our Tray Hay Feeders being knocked over