We decided this winter we would feed ear corn to the cows for supplemental feed. To do that easily and in a timely manner, you need a corn feeder.
This spring, when we went to the Black Hills Stock Show, Vernon checked out a couple of feeders, and decided they’d be easy enough to make.
A few days ago, Vernon said if he ever said he thought he could build another piece of machinery, that I should make him lay down until the feeling passes. After a few years of building bale feeders and now this corn feeder, I guess he’s done manufacturing his own equipment.
The feeder is loaded in the pickup and ready to go… though it may have to wait until it’s put to use.
The top is open and the ears will be dumped into it with a scoop from a tractor.
I will get photos of it in use… maybe in a month or so.Find me here!
4 thoughts on “Corn Feeder”
Looks like an interesting thing to see in action. A movie, perhaps? Can’t wait. Will it be an on the job test?
Looks impressive to me! It will be wonderful to see it in operation.
I love the statement your husband made! Do you think he would do so next time the inspiration hits him should you suggest that? Glad you have such a capable man!
Looks like a well built feeder, Vernon did a good job, I was surprised to see you using ear corn, back in my farm days years ago ,every one here used a corn picker, now everyone combines corn, shelled corn, cob stays in the field, Surprised ear corn was readily available in your area, but I really don’t know all the farming methods out there, sadly, that’s one part of the country that’s still on my bucket list to visit, and lately my bucket is not seeing much action, that dang old calendar is turning pages much too fast for me to keep up! Can’t wait to see the feeder in action- and maybe a pic. of the corn being delivered please,