Feed out pictures.

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  1. mixed fleet

    mixed fleet Well-Known Member

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    This shed, I put 6 or 7 bales of silage and 1 bale of hay. Feeds 58 cow's for 2 plus days. They like their hay.

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  2. AYF

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    The girls tucking in to rations.
    Got em on silage, sweet mix (biscuit meal I suppose) ultra soy and a drop of molasses. Looking well enough on it, very content in the shed Screenshot_20190123-215106.png Screenshot_20190123-215056.png and udders are forming well.
     
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    I thought the fashion was to have all white faces,well it is round here.
     
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    Not here. Suffolk x mostly. Few texle x's in there too.
    Do have a bunch of Whiltshire horn x texel about. They were run with easy care and exlana rams this year. So I suppose we are slowly going to the white faces.

    A sufolk x is like a Fendt. Has a good resale value at the end. Even if the vario is close to giving out!
     
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  5. scoffcruddle

    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    I've always had a soft spot for Suffolks,my neighbour has a flock that lives infront of his house,he got my brother to make him a Suffolk weather vane at Christmas,my bro spent more time drawing sheep for a template than he did fabrication.
     
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  6. mixed fleet

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    In my sheep farming days, I always found the Suffolk to have the best growth rates .
     
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    We find the same. Cross everything to Texel tups and always find that any TX ewe has very nice lambs, but always last drawn from the field.
     
  8. Peter

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    I'm in the process of building them ATM. I made the uprights out of 3x2 angle iron and 14x2 timbers. I'm doing a span a day while I'm waiting for the feeder to chop the bales. There's a bend in the passageway which made it a bit complicated but the next few spans should be no hassle until I get to the end of the shed. :sweat:
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  9. podge 23

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    How are you going to get the silage in over that Peter, Diet feeder ? What if you had to clean away stuff are you not restricting yourself alot ?
     
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    Could you make that removable for cleaning away waste?
     
  11. Peter

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    Yep I'm feeding into them with a Keenan feeder. There's no hassle with troughs I find once you keep them cleaned out with the yardbrush daily. It's keeping it pushed into them is my biggest hassle.

    It's not a big job to take them down if you wanted to. It's all bolted together except for the box iron that I welded from the trough to the pillar. The last set of troughs I fitted in the other shed are there seven years and I never touched them after.
     
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    Nearly there now. Not much waste so far anyway.
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    Have you access to the back of the pens to let cattle in and out of the pens or have you to take down the troughs.
     
  14. Peter

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    Yes I can let the cattle out from the back of the pens.:Thumbp2:
     
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