Choosing the right type of livestock feeder for your farm can be an overwhelming process. At Edge Wholesale Direct, our goal is to take the away the stress and hassle of choosing an animal feeder. That is why we offer a wide range of different types of livestock feeders.
How to Choose the Right Type of Livestock Feeder
It is important to know what type of animals will be using the feeder before choosing a livestock feeder. A feeder for a sheep will not work for a horse, and vice versa. As well, consider the size of the barn, stall, or pen where the feeder will be for the animals. If the livestock pen is relatively small, it would be wise to get a smaller feeder to make best use of the pen space.
Types of Livestock Feeders
Some of the most popular types of livestock feeders include:
Round Bale Horse Feeders
Round bale horse feeders are a popular choice amongst farmers. These livestock feeders are medium duty strength and pin together in 3 sections, making them easy to move when needed. The shape and size of round bale horse feeders work well in large livestock pens and allows for multiple animals to feed at once.
Sheep and Goat Feeders
Sheep and goat feeders come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The most common types are roughly 4 feet long and have a grain tray bottom. The versatility of sheep and goat feeders is what makes them so popular amongst farmers. These livestock feeders can be used for multiple types of small-medium sized animals and in a variety of livestock barn, stall, and pen sizes.
The most versatile of all farm animal feeders is the manger feeder. Manger feeders can be used in barns, stalls, or pens for a variety of different livestock. The relatively low-cost price tag, durable construction, and practical design of manger feeders make for a great first feeder for new farmers.