This week’s featured video was published by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture to share a new concept they have been studying.  They have been doing research on different types of fence line hay feeders.  The basic idea is that hay is placed in a half ring or cube in a fence near to where the hay is stored.  The operator never has to enter the pasture to add new hay bales.  The cattle can’t access all sides of the bale, but because the area is built up or on a concrete slab, the hay never gets in the mud. Because it is fed in the same place, a cover can also be added to keep rain out of the feed as well.  The main idea is to build a place for hay feeding that stays dry, reduces hay waste, and saves time, or reduces labor costs. Watch the video and you will see a couple of examples of the different types of feeders they are experimenting with.

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

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Doug Mayo

Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-News - Jackson County Extension Director - Livestock & Forages Agent.My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well as recreational fish ponds.Follow me on Twitter @UFCowman, or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UFJacksonCoFL/
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