- 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)
Our Flap Is Better Than A Ball Or Float
Animals find our flaps easier to operate than ball or float closures. Animals instinctively have a rooting reflex moments after they are born. This is the same motion newly born animals use while nursing and is the same instinct an animal will use to butt or lift up our flap.
Our flaps are much less likely to freeze than are ball or float closures. Anywhere there is freezing—and the presence of moisture from sleet, snow, even saliva—that freezing occurs on a flat service and the recessed areas where ball closures sit. Our flaps are positioned at an angle, not on a flat surface.
Contamination of your animals’ water supply is greatly reduced with a flap compared with a ball or float. In your pens, there are at least 3 sources of potential contamination. The first is from animals. When nature calls, animals will respond whether they are standing next to a feed bunk or next to your drinker. Secondly, when conditions are dry and windy, a lot of the dust swirling around is dried fecal material which can land and accumulate on a flat surface.
Thirdly, contamination can occur from flying or perched birds. With ball or float closures, accumulated material on a flat surface is likely to fall into the water source when the ball or float is depressed as animals drink. Because of our rain shed design, the incidence of this happening with our flap on an inclined surface is greatly reduced.
Finally, with our flap, there is greater tolerance to water level, i.e. you do not have to worry about summer and winter water levels. If the water level is too high in a drinker with a ball type closure, the balls the closures can stick. Likewise, with our flaps, animals can drink out of all flaps at the same time—not always so with ball closures where the buoyancy of the water may prevent more than one animal from drinking at a time.
When it comes to 100% energy free drinkers…
GO WITH THE FLAP—THE POLAR-MAX FLAP!