My brand new shiny thing is being licked all over!

Oooh. Look what I’ve bought.

BIG calf feeder

It's a monster!

I have been coveting one of these 1000kg capacity grain feeders for a couple of years now. Normally, we have to lug a tonne of calf pellets into troughs by hand every week. That’s a lot of 20kg bags and a lot of aching muscles.

The stars came into alignment this month though, when our store had a special on the 1000kg capacity monster and the stockfeed company announced they would supply us with calf feed in one-tonne bulk bags that we can handle with the tractor’s front end loader.

Calf food in a bulk bag

A week's dinner for our calves includes pasta

The feed is a mixture of grains that have a combined 18% protein content to help the calves grow big and strong and even includes pasta. The calves have wasted no time getting into their new dinners served up in my shiny new toy. Oh man, oh man, oh man!

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Filed under Calves, Farm, Machinery and equipment

6 responses to “My brand new shiny thing is being licked all over!

  1. Kevin Jones

    Do they have one designed for teenager appetites?

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  2. We invested in one of these earlier this season & loving it, not missing those 40kg bags one bit.

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  3. Tim

    I currently work at Paton Sheetmetal and am glad to see some positive feedback.
    I believe that is a MF24?
    If so thats a middle sized feeder. theres a NMF24 that has a extra box ontop that increases capacity.
    Then you move into the thicker steeled cattle feeders from the LF range. but if you want a massive unit. check out the XLF24. it holds a mega 4000kg

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