Auger bucket instead of diet feeder?

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  1. marco

    marco Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone here using an auger bucket to feed meal?

    It's seems like a cheaper/easier way of feeding meal than a diet feeder.

    What are the advantages and disadvantages?
     
  2. SMID

    SMID Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]We use one of these for barley ground with a Cornmall plate mill , it feeds straight into it from the loft above
     
  3. headcase

    headcase Very Senior Member

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    I use a Ritchie to put out barley
     
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    @massey 6480
     
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  5. mfield

    mfield Well-Known Member

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    We use one on a skidsteer. The big advantage is cost and time. The big disadvantage is no weighing and no TMR.
     
  6. massey 6480

    massey 6480 Well-Known Member

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    Had an auger bucket here at home last year worked well . Certainly saved the man a lot of hardship handling bucket`s . But have gone down the diet feeder route for this year . Time will tell if it was the right decision . Certainly saving time using the feeder over the bucket as bucket feeding was being done morning and evening . Cattle seem more content in the shed with the tmr diet . Ended up using the bucket this summer for meal feeding at grass filling trough`s which worked really well albeit accuracy of volume would be questionable with them .
     
  7. scoffcruddle

    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    I've an auger bucket but prefer using the mixer,they eat up better with the mixer feed.
     

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