John SD said:Soap, I agree with your feeding cake in a circle technique vs straight line feeding. Cows from the beginning of the cake line run over too much of the cake and tromp it into the ground trying to catch up to the pickup and get the "fresh stuff".
That said, I've never been able to train my pickup to go in circles without heading off into some draw or snowbank where it shouldn't boldly go! In this part of the country I can usually tie the steering wheel with a couple tarp straps before I bail out and the pickup keeps heading uphill.
Yes, it would probably be better to get a wife, or one of those cake feeders so I could stay in the cab! :shock: :lol:
WB said:Nice pictures Soapweed. I was wondering what percent of your 2005 heifer crop you plan to calf next Spring. If that is not too personal.
efb said:I always enjoy your pictures, Soapweed. What percent of your hay do you figure your cattle waste the way you feed it? How often do you put hay out? I am trying to reduce the amount of waste I have ( especially this year as we are all short of hay down here). I both unroll it and feed in rings and I can't say either is less wasteful for me. But when I unroll it I can better control consumption.