Farm Glance: Animal Feeders

Readers send in their photos of the contraptions they use to feed them animals Hoy hoy. For a good while now this blog has been shamefully lacking in content of interest to livestock farmers. Take heed, cowboys and girls: I've got nothing against you. But being a veggie grower, it has been easier to network with other veggie growers. Meanwhile my calls for photos of your chicken coops and their features have been as ignored as a straight gal at a gay bar. That's okay though. My chicken coop request only went there for a stiff drink and a good think, anyway.

Finally though, I've got one about animals. I've lately had a couple of farms submit some photos of their techniques for feeding their livestock. Here they are:

Hay feeder for sheep

Hay feeder for sheep

Mineral Feeder Front View

Mineral Feeder Front View

grain feeder for pigs

grain feeder for pigs

milking and feeding stall for dairy cows

milking and feeding stall for dairy cows

Ian's mineral feeder

Ian's mineral feeder

That's all. As usual, I would be happy to add any more submissions to the bottom of this post. You can use the submission form in the right-hand column, or email me.

Relevant anecdote from this afternoon: a friend told me he was spending the day building a greenhouse bench. I told him that would make a great couple of photos for this site. He replied, "What? But it's just a simple greenhouse bench."

Sigh. Peoples, if you built it yourself, and it works, someone reading this site will find it helpful. As a wretched carpenter, I can promise you, friend cited in anecdote above, that I would appreciate seeing another of your simple and meticulous build jobs.

So go forth and take photos! And then send me your stuff and I'll post it.

Thanks!

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