Why Our Feeders
Hay is the foundation of every horse’s diet. Feeding wet/moldy hay will increase the risk of your horse getting respiratory conditions such as Recurrent Airway Obstruction (ROA). ROA is caused by molds commonly found in hay after it was rained on and it dried again. Mold produces spores which are breathed in while horses are eating the moldy hay.
Hay also needs to flow steadily thru the digestive tract. Gaps without forage can lead to ulcers, colic, behavioral issues and gorging. Truly, the best way to avoid these problems is to allow your horse steady access to hay, free-choice, day and night. This closely mimics a horse’s natural eating habits when grazing in a meadow on grass.
When feeding big bales on the ground, a large amount of hay is wasted and people have become accustomed to buying round ring feeders to reduce hay waste. Round bale ring feeders do reduce hay waste, but do not address health complications due to mold, gorging and do not create healthy eating habits for your horses.
Farmco has a full line of horse feeders that are designed specifically for horses to reduce health complications, promote healthy eating and reduce hay waste. Our small hay feeders, such as the Model 4832G24 are best utilized for the equestrian that wants to interact with their horse morning, noon and night by feeding them. Our covered feeders range from a small round bale design to the large square bale design. Call our sales team to discuss which Farmco hay feeder best fits you and your horses needs.
Our feeders are all metal construction with no sharp corners or places to get a hoof or head stuck. Our standard height of 7 feet to the top bar is the industry standard regarding overhead objects to reduce possible injury to a horse if they are startled.
All Farmco feeders are Phosphate steam-washed before being painted with a rust inhibitive primer and then top coated with a two component polyurethane paint. The paint is electrostatically applied to ensure there is consistent (or even) paint coverage.
When you are looking at a Farmco feeder, remember ESP!
Efficiency. Through improved feed intake
Savings. Reduced waste lowers feeding costs
Protection. From parasite infestation through ground feeding.
The Farmco Advantage
Studies have proven that around 40 percent of hay is wasted when not using a feeder, due to rain, mold and the hay being trampled into the ground.
Farmco offers the option of daily feeding solutions or covered large bale feeders for extended feeding. All of our feeders are designed to maximize feeding efficiency, resulting in significant cost savings.
Fabricated with 12-gauge steel and square tubing, Farmco horse feeders are the choice of equestrian enthusiasts nationwide. All horse feeders are coated with primer and a two-component polyurethane top-coat finish that is electrostatically applied to ensure maximum coverage.
Since 1985 Farmco equine feeders have been manufactured in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, an area rich in farming and agricultural pride. Horse farmers and ranchers nationwide bear testimony to the rugged build and friendly features of Farmco feeders.
Heavy gauge metal, high-quality welds, strategically placed reinforcements along with a two-component high gloss rust inhibitive paint are just some of the quality features Farmco offers.