Eden Shale Farm - based in Kentucky - has an innovative self-feeding structure which has the ability to hold up to thirty-two round bales.
The cattle eat from one end to the other through feed panels that roll on a simple rail system, according to its creators.
“It has enough room for 10 head to eat at one time but that is not how many can use this; it is designed for 30 head.” explained Dr. Steven Higgins.
Site location is important – the structure opens to the south to allow for the winter sun to melt and melt any ice or snow that may be inside the structure.
Cattle have access to water; “If the water is in close proximity, the cattle will have no reason to leave and will linger and make a much bigger mess of mud and manure than is necessary.”
“Our tyre placement meets this 150-foot minimum recommendation,” he concluded.
Image source: Eden Shale Farm \ Website