How Much a Hustler will Save You?

Feed wastage by other feeders can be caused by various factors:

  1. The nutritional leaf being pulverized and blown away in the wind. The leaf retains up to 80% of the nutrition in each bale.
  2. Feed being chopped too fine and being lost into the ground, mud or snow where cattle cannot consume it.
  3. The bale is not teased apart enough making it harder for stock to eat.
  4. Animals laying or trampling on fodder.
  5. Unfinished bales inside ring feeders due to poor ground conditions, not allowing animals to reach the leftover bale.
  6. Stock rejecting feed because of dirt, mud or other contaminants.
  7. Spoiling of fodder caused by overfeeding or free-choice feeding.

Savings can be made by feeding the right amount of the bale, teased apart to the right amount and retaining the rest for the next feed. By feeding over a larger area compared to other feeders, there is less competition between the animals.

Typical savings achieved by using a Hustler Chainless bale feeder are between 15-40%, depending on your existing feeding system (chain feeders typically save 10-35%).


2 How many bales do you feed per season?
3 Cost of your bales (Average cost per bale)
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