Livestock Feeding Equipment

Livestock Feeding Equipment that are must-haves for your livestock farm:-

Feed Bunks

The main requirements for livestock feed bunks are that they are practical, good quality, rugged, and economical. The bunk length and capacity should meet livestock requirements.

Portable Hay Feeders

This portable feeder is a proven hay-saving design for free-choice supplementary hay feeding in a field, feedlot, or loose housing barn. This allow cattle of varying sizes to feed comfortably with their heads inside the feeder.

This helps to reduce waste since cattle do not have to withdraw their heads to stand and chew.

Water Equipment

Many watering equipment system options are available. Different systems may be used throughout the year. If you are grazing animals, you may want portable water tanks to reduce the impact of cattle in one location.

There are many things to consider when selecting a system for use on your farm. The most important factor is to understand your livestock’ water needs and ensure that whatever system is used can meet their requirements.

Headgate

The headgate is the most important part of the entire working facility. It should be sturdy, safe, easy to operate, and work smoothly and quietly.

Holding Chute

The holding chute is secured to the head gate and located immediately behind it. The holding chute should generally not be any wider than 26 inches but should be adjustable in order to compensate for different-size animals. The sides should be solid so that animals are not able to look out and be scared by their surroundings.

Working Chute

The working chute connects the holding chute with the holding pen. It should be long enough to hold five to six animals at a time.

Crowding Pen

The crowding pen is located at the back of the working chute. Size should be about 150 square feet. This area will hold five or six head of cattle.

Holding Pens

Holding pens should mesh conveniently with the rest of the facility. Each holding pen should provide approximately 20 square feet of space per animal.

Weighing Scales

Scales are optional depending on your size operation but can be useful in weighing cattle. The scales should be located so cattle can be easily moved on and off.

Do not locate scales in highly trafficked areas.

Loading Chute

The loading chute may be optional if a trailer is used to transport animals. The loading chute should be located directly off the crowding pen.

Conclusion

While improving your ability to handle cattle efficiently and safely does cost both time and money, it is an investment that provides an excellent an often immediate return.

Would you like to install some new livestock feeding equipment in your farm ? or are you looking to improve an existing one so that it enables your needs without exceeding your resources then send us an email to support@livestock247.com, we will be glad to put you through however we can.

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