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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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.
patented a self-feeder In 1894 and established the Ruth Self-Feeder Co.
Labor costs have been reduced by the use of the self-feeder and by letting the hogs husk their corn.