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Item # PF330-003-0004, PLMF Pride of The Farm Mineral Feeder

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Mineral feeders utilize a high density polyethylene flap to protect feed & minerals from UV rays. Most any animal is attracted to this feeder and readily learns to use it.

Heavy-duty 41 inch diameter flap protected by rubber disk. Link pin allows flap to ride up when lifted by animal; this permits "give" and extends life of flap and feeder. High density polyethylene. Hindered amine light stabilizer, the most effective ultraviolet inhibitor. Holds three 50 lb. salt or mineral blocks, can accommodate larger blocks up to 12 inches square or 200 lbs. of loose supplement level-full.





 Specifications   

Model

PLMF

Sell Quantity

Each

Bundle / Pallet Quantity

1

No. of Holes

3

Approximate Capacity of Animals

40 Head

Overall Diameter

41 in
104.1
cm

Top Hopper Diameter

33 in
83.8
cm

Bottom Hopper Diameter

35 in
88.9
cm

Eating Height

11 in
27.9
cm

Overall Height

17.3 in
43.9
cm

Shipping Weight

60.00 lb

Advantage

Two advantages compared with the wind vane mineral feeder
  • Cows eating with their heads in the downward "natural grazing position" produced 17% more saliva than those eating from an elevated surface. Additional salivation had a direct positive influence on the efficiency of rumen function. Overall digestion was significantly enhanced.

    From a Study by: McFarlane, I.S. 1972. Bovine behavior patterns. Livestock Breeder Journal. December, 15 (no. 12): 6.

  • Milking cows were observed for the occurrence of feed-tossing behavior. As a result of feed tossing over their backs and along their sides, feed wastage for these cows ranged up to 10 percent. When given the choice of eating from an elevated (11 inches - 28 cm) bunk versus one at ground level, the cows chose the lower level and feed tossing was not observed. The authors of this study concluded that the solution to feed sorting and throwing is designing equipment which permits cattle to feed "in the natural, head-down, grazing-like position."

    From a Study by: Albright. J.L and W.R. Stricklin, 1989, Recent developments in the provision for cattle welfare. In: C.J.C. Phillips (Ed.) New Techniques in Cattle Production, pp


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