Whole Wheat,or maybe any kind of Wheat can be an absolute killer for ewes,lambs,and hoggs.Have booted shooting syndicate off mine for not fencing wretched pheasant feeders properly.Once they get a taste,they push through the netting to get at it.Tangent, bit disappointed with mine normally use Oats and protein pellet or straight oats without any problem, but used wheat to try and compensate for lack of grass and lost a few ewes recently. Set low but still managed to glut themselves.
Will go back to Oats. We are feeding fat lambs at work Wheat but they also have more grass albeit belly fill.Whole Wheat,or maybe any kind of Wheat can be an absolute killer for ewes,lambs,and hoggs.Have booted shooting syndicate off mine for not fencing wretched pheasant feeders properly.Once they get a taste,they push through the netting to get at it.
What do you feed to the ewe lambs through winter in the 3 in 1 and at what rate approx?We use it here with a 3.5mm pellet,and we can set it at any rate. ideal for supplementing lambs, a small amount gives a good improvement in thrive.
No grass here this year due to drought so using it as an ad lib feeder, I also found it ideal for feeding replacement ewe lambs through the winter
I think later models have a different ladder in them, but the earlier ones had one supplied. IIRC you can get the later restrictor plate to fit older feeders, so presumably they are available to buy. I'm surprised @Dealer isn't all over this already.I have been offered the use of an 800 feeder from a neighbour and possible purchase as he's retiring.
I think his 800 model is about 3 years old and doesn't appear to have the restrictor plate/white ladder in place. In fact he can't remember if it ever had one.
Were the early models supplied without the plate?
If so can the plates be purchased separately and retro fitted easily to the older 800 model?
Yes boss bought some 500’s and they have a retaining latch whilst my older 800’s just sit in place. Can’t think they’re much different design wise.