- Box Stall Drinker
Heated Box Stall Water For corner installations in box stalls.
- Mineral Feeder
Your time is too valuable to spend it- "messin' with a mineral feeder"
You've experienced it all - rotating feeders that don't quite rotate, welded legs that come unwelded, rubber flaps that disintegrate with little use, frozen bearings and feeders frozen in the ground. Our Brower - tuff mineral feeder is easily moved from pasture to pasture. Our mineral feeder is easily used by animals, protects feed & mineral and protects your time. Most any animal is attracted to this feeder and readily learns to use it. No training is necessary.
NO EXPOSED SHEET METAL, STEEL LATTICEWORK OR STRAPS FOR YOUR ANIMALS TO GET CAUGHT ON. Solid bottom. Cheap imitations leave an exposed cavity (and leave a hole in your pocketbook).
Molding process engineered to permit extra material to flow into center post for extra strength. Post has a 6 inch (15.2 cm) diameter base and is further supported by three partitions. Four notched flanges for easy anchoring.
Heavy-duty 41 inch (104.1 cm) diameter flap protected by rubber disk. Before you purchase any other feeder, ask experienced users how well competitors' flaps hold up compared with Brower's flaps.
Link pin allows flap to ride up when lifted by animal; this permits "give" and extends life of flap and feeder.
High density polyethylene. Hindered amine light stabilizer, the most effective ultraviolet inhibitor.
Holds three 50 lb. (22.7 kg) salt or mineral blocks. Can accommodate larger blocks up to 12 inches (30.5 cm) square. Also holds 200 lbs. (90.0 kg) of loose supplement level-full.
WHY YOU WANT TO PURCHASE OUR MINERAL FEEDER AND NOT PURCHASE ANY MINERAL FEEDER ON A PEDESTAL OR OTHERWISE ELEVATED.
1. Cows eating with their heads in the downward "natural grazing position" produced 17% more saliva than those eating from an elevated surface. Additional salivation had a direct positive influence on the efficiency of rumen function. Overall digestion was significantly enhanced.
-From a Study by: McFarlane, I.S. 1972. Bovine behavior patterns. Livestock Breeder Journal. December, 15 (no. 12): 6.
2. Milking cows were observed for the occurrence of feed-tossing behavior. About 10% of the cows engaged in this excessive sorting and throwing of feed. As a result of feed tossing over their backs and along their sides, feed wastage for these cows ranged up to 10 percent. When given the choice of eating from an elevated (28 cm - 11 inches) bunk versus one at ground level, the cows chose the lower level and feed tossing was not observed. The authors of this study concluded that feed sorting and throwing is an engineering problem. The solution is designing equipment which permits cattle to feed "in the natural, head-down, grazing-like position."
-From a study by: Albright. J.L. and W.R. Stricklin, 1989. Recent developments in the provision for cattle welfare. In: C.J.C. Phillips (Ed.) New Techniques in Cattle Production. pp 149-161. Butterworths, London.
-the most effective ultraviolet inhibitors
-easy anchor notches
-economical to maintain
Model No. Approx. Capacity Overall Diameter Hopper Diameter Eating Height Overall Height Shipping Weight Animals Mineral/Feed LMF10 40 head 150 lbs. 41 Top 33" 11" 17.3" 60 lbs. (68.2 kg) (104.1 cm) (83.8 cm) (27.9 cm) (43.9 cm) (27.2 kg) 200 lbs. Bottom 35" (90.9 kg) (88.9 cm)
Hawkeye Steel Products, Inc. is a manufacturing company comprised of five unique brands: Eaton(1903), Pride of the Farm(1920), Brower(1923), Conrad American(1968) and Span-Tech(1995). Each brand operates independently of one another, and each offers a broad product line, which ultimately allows Hawkeye Steel to manufacture equipment for nearly all non-mechanized agricultural markets. Eaton and Conrad American produce both small-scale and commercial sized grain storage bins and the related equipment needed for grain drying. Pride of the Farm feeds and waters millions of various animals every year. The Pride brand is world renowned for its 100% energy free drinkers, electric heated drinkers, and the number one selling mineral feeder in North America, as well as several other items. The Brower brand sells animal feeding and watering equipment with emphasis in the poultry market.
Finally, Span-Tech is a fabric building line that was internally developed in 1995. It was decided to enter the hoop building market after its popularity had begun to grow with hog producers. With an already well established hog equipment line, we felt the two would complement one another. After noticing a surge of demand in the fabric building market, Span-Tech decided to offer more designs to correlate with this increased demand. We currently offer over 27 sizes of buildings ranging from 19 to 132 feet wide, all of which we have manufactured and erected at some point in time.