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Hay rack for horses, cattle and other grazing animals
- Ideal for feeding hay, straw or grass
- Food stays clean longer and is protected from rain outdoors
- Easy to fill and you have less feeding work
- Optimally suited for feeding several animals
Haystacks make it easier to feed roughage and can accommodate several animals. Because it is not fed directly on the ground, the feed stays clean. Freestanding stands can be filled with round bales and offer optimal time savings. Feeding racks can be mounted on the wall in the barn, so the floor area remains free.
What's a hay rack?
Hay racks facilitate the feeding of roughage (= hay, straw or grass) and offer space for several animals. Because the feed is not fed directly on the ground, the feed stays clean longer.
In the pasture, free-standing stalls can be filled directly with round bales. You can simply place the hay bale in the middle and do not have to chop it laboriously.
In the stable, feeding racks can be mounted on the wall, leaving the floor space free. This results in less crumbling and you need less hay.
Where can I use a hay rack for horses, cattle or other animals?
The main difference between hay racks for horses is whether they are intended for stable use or for grazing. In the horse stable hay racks are often mounted on the wall. On the pasture the hay racks are usually free standing and protect the feed from rain and crushing.
What are the advantages of a hay rack?
- easy feeding, thereby saving time
- several horses can eat at the same time, rank fights are reduced
- as little loss of roughage as possible
- the amount of feed can be checked approximately
- crushing is reduced
- feeders for horses are weatherproof
- eating is possible from at least two sides
- good stability
What are the disadvantages of a hay rack?
- large racks can only be moved with the tractor
- a tractor is usually required to fill with hay bales
- if the stalls are raised too high, the horse can inhale too much hay dust
- permanent access to the feed
How to find the right hay rack with 4 questions
Question 1: Where should the feed hay stand / be installed?
Corner and wall racks are ideal for installation in the stable.
Our square and round rakes are ideal for providing roughage on the pasture and in the paddock. Most have a roof, so the feed is optimally protected from wind and rain. In addition, these can be filled with hay bales to keep the workload as low as possible.
Question 2: How many animals should be fed with the hay rack?
Wall rack: Suitable for up to 2 horses
Square racks: Large racks have space for up to 12 feeding places
Question 3: How often do I want / can I fill the hay rack?
I have a lot of time / want to take a lot of time: Here a small rack is enough, which you fill up to 3 times a day. In this way, feed consumption can also be better controlled.
I have less time / can spare a little time: Here we recommend a booth, which can be filled with hay bales and, depending on how many animals are fed with it, does not have to be replenished often.
Question 4: Do I have a tractor to move or fill the hay rack?
Yes, a tractor is available to me: square rakes can only be filled with hay bales with a tractor. Without a tractor, the hay must be filled in loosely by hand.
No, there is no tractor available with: We recommend wall racks here, because their smaller size makes them easier to fill and no tractor is required.