These days livestock consist of everything from zebras and buffalo, emus, and ostriches to horses, chickens, cows, sheep and goats. However, all of these farm animals share one thing in common. All have to eat and most are fed grain based products, grass and/or hay. This makes our automatic livestock feeders very adaptable to a variety of animals.
Many of these animals chew a cud. They are called ruminants who chew their food twice. All grazing animals are designed to eat continuously. If not allowed to eat continuously, (when they are stalled for example,) or fed large meals then go for 8 or 9 hours without eating again, they are subject to illnesses. Ulcers, colic, and other illnesses have been noted in horses. Some illnesses are caused by overeating. Bloat can kill these animals like sheep, goats and pigs.
Ulcers, colic, and other illnesses have been noted in horses. Some illnesses are caused by overeating. Bloat can kill these animals like sheep, goats and pigs. Automatic livestock feeders give you the ability to exactly control portions, avoiding issues of overeating.
Research has shown that these animals greatly benefit from being fed small meals at regular intervals. Show sheep, goats, hogs and calves fed in this manner have a much better chance to fill out and grow without getting fat or becoming ill. Because of our busy lifestyles, we can't feed on this type of schedule without the help of automatic feeders.
4-Hers are learning the benefits of multiple meals programs and have witnessed the results in their show lambs and hogs fed with Quick Feed Automatic Feeders. Not only did the sheep gain faster and maintain weight better than the other sheep fed the same amount twice a day, but they were relaxed and didn’t wait around for mealtimes. Behavior can be changed as well through a better feeding program. The benefits are less food with no waste; heavier, healthier, more relaxed animals, and show quality; lean without added fat.
Visit our Automatic Feeders page for a list of the livestock feeders we carry or visit our Automatic Hay Feeder page where we will post our newest hay feeders very soon.