self-feeder


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self-feeder

a feed container from which animals can take feed at will, but which is protected against weather, and wastage by scattering is minimal. Carbohydrate engorgement can occur if the livestock are not used to the system and eat too much grain. Dogs on such a system may overeat and become obese.
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He ended up in Newton, Iowa, where, in 1882, he married Dena Bergman, sister of the guy who later owned half of George Parsons' self-feeder patent.
Parsons, each put up $600 and started the Parsons Band Cutter & Self-Feeder Co.
Construction superintendent of the new firm, Parsons continued to make improvements to his self-feeder.
No boy of that day knew anything about hog oilers, tank heaters, blue ointment, self-feeders, blow stackers, or a hundred other articles that are today in common use.
In addition, self-feeders, grain elevators, and wind stackers
Turner had noted his hogs were slow to eat during the day's heat but made regular visits to their self-feeders on moonlit nights in their outdoor enclosure.
Those self-feeders in the stores look handy, but they're mighty pricey.