Sliding Gates - Livestock Feeding
Benefit: As the stock consume the hay behind the gates, they inevitably push the gates in. The sliding of the gates is assisted by the slides being on a slight slope. This means that they will always rest against the hay and contain it behind the bars of the gates.
This prevents the feed from being wasted by trampling, soiling and urine. Similar savings can be made for goats, calves, mature sheep and other livestock.
Like the Round Bale Cradle Hay Feeders, the amount saved can vary though out the season depending on the condition of the soil (whether damp or not), the weather (how often the feed is rained upon) and the availability of feed in the paddocks (as feed may need to be contained for long periods when the season is starting).