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Hay rack for horses, cattle and other grazing animals
- Ideal for feeding hay, straw or grass.
- Fodder stays clean longer and is protected from rain outdoors
- Easy to fill and you have less feeding work to do
- Optimal for feeding several animals
What is a hay rack?
Hay racks facilitate the feeding of roughage (= hay, straw or grass) and offer space for several animals. Because the feed is not fed directly on the ground, the feed stays clean longer.
In the pasture, free-standing standing racks can be filled directly with round bales. You can simply place the hay bale in the middle and do not have to laboriously chop it up.
In the barn, feed racks can be mounted on the wall, leaving the floor space free. This results in less trampling and you need less hay.
Where can I use a hay rack for horses, cattle or other animals?
The main difference between hayracks for horses is whether they are intended for the stable or for the pasture.
In the horse stable, the hayracks are often mounted on the wall. In the pasture, the hayracks are usually free-standing and protect the feed from rain and trampling.
Hayracks for stables, boxes and trailers:
- Simplifies feeding and you save working time.
- Less loss of roughage
- The trampling is reduced
- Mounting on the wall leaves more floor space free
- Low mounting possible. This prevents horses from pushing through their backs and inhaling hay dust
- The amount of feed can be controlled
Hayracks for paddock and pasture:
- Separations provide sufficient space for feeding
- Allows round bale feeding
- Natural feeding position, as the forage is close to the ground.
- Feed racks with roof protect the feed from rain
- The hay rack can be easily filled and moved with the tractor.
- Feeding possible from several sides
- Long life and good stability
- Can also be used on unpaved ground
What are the advantages of a hayrack for horses, cattle and other animals?
- Easy feeding, thus saving labour time
- Multiple animals can eat at the same time, rank fights are reduced
- As little roughage as possible is lost
- The amount of feed can be better controlled
- The amount of feed can be controlled better
- Feed racks are weather resistant
- Feeding is possible from at least two sides
- Good stability
What disadvantages can hayracks have?
- Large hayracks can only be moved with a tractor
- A tractor is usually needed to fill them with hay bales.
- If the hayracks are placed too high, the animal can inhale too much hay dust
- Continuous access to feed. Therefore, make sure that the horses do not eat too much
How to find the right hay rack with 4 questions
Question 1: Where should the hay rack be placed / mounted?
Corner and wall hayracks are ideal for mounting in the stable. The floor area remains free and the horses breathe in very little hay dust when mounted low.
The hayracks allow the feed to be optimally portioned and thus the feed consumption can be well controlled. An automatic feeder is also an option in the stable or paddock.
Our square and round hayracks are ideal for providing roughage in the pasture and paddock. Most of them are equipped with a roof, so the fodder is optimally protected from wind and rain. In addition, they can be filled with hay bales to keep the workload as low as possible.
Question 2: How many animals should be fed with the hay rack?
Wall hayrack: A wall hayrack can be mounted either in the stable or on the paddock shelter and is suitable for up to 2 animals. Wall racks are space-saving, uncomplicated to install and easy to fill.
Square runners: Large standing racks have space for 6 to 12 feeding places and are also suitable for larger herds of up to 30 animals.
Question 3: How often can I fill the hay rack?
I have a lot of time: A smaller hay rack that you fill up to 3 times a day is sufficient here. This also helps to control the feed consumption.
I have less time: We recommend a standing hay rack, which can be filled with hay bales and does not need to be refilled often, depending on how many animals are fed with it.
Question 4: Do I have a tractor available to move or fill the hay rack?
Yes, I have a tractor at my disposal: Square hayracks can only be filled with hay bales using a tractor. Without a tractor, the hay must be filled loosely by hand.
No, I do not have a tractor at my disposal: In this case we recommend round racks and wall racks, as these are easier to fill due to their smaller size and no tractor is required to move them.
These accessories are useful for hayracks:
- Fodder saving nets slow down the feeding time and thus support digestion.
- Frames for feed saving nets fix the feed saving nets in the large feed racks and prevent the horses from getting tangled in the net.
- Hay forks help to move the loose hay.
- Hay nets: Hay nets are mobile, flexible and easy to take along. Therefore, hay nets are ideal as trailer nets, for tournaments or in the stable.
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