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Big Round Hay Bale Feeders for Sheep and Goats

It’s aggravating to see wasted hay and baleage. Big Bale Feeders offer a solution. Feeders allow access, while reducing the amount a sheep can pull out at once. This significantly reduces waste and utilizes more of the bale.

Big Bale Feeders
Reinforced, double rod eating holes for pushy rams and ewes
Big Bale Feeder Panel
Panels are 40" wide and 48" tall. Each has four 8" x 12" feeding holes. Outer rods and 4 vertical internal rods are 3/8" dia. Other rods are 1/4" dia.

Note: Not for use with cattle, horses or horned animals.
During the winter months, we make heavy use of Big Bale Feeders on our farms. On occasion, we’ve noticed that large, heavy ewes could damage the panel, especially around the feeding holes. So we set out to improve the design by adding reinforcement rods around the eating holes. The result is a stronger, more durable panel with the same “one mouthful at a time” feed-saving design.

Big Bale Feeder Panel Comparison


  • Hot-dipped galvanized steel construction
  • (4) reinforced, double rod eating holes for pushy rams and ewes
  • Adapts to most round or square bale sizes­. (For small bales use 5 panels; large bales use 6 to 7 panels. Average of 40 ewes per 6-panel feeder is advised. See our website for more information.)
  • Folds flat—easy to store and move
  • Adult sheep can’t get inside it
  • Ships FREE via ground service when ordering more than one panel.
Big Bale Feeders
As our herd has expanded we decided to purchase another of the Premier panel feeders and were very pleased with the robust construction. It is much more rugged than our original feeder and we anticipate this new feeder to last many seasons in our operation. The design is well thought out and the panels are very well made.

– James T., New York
X-Tuff Single Sided Hay Feeder
Very strong galvanized metal feeder for sheep and goats
X-Tuff Single Sided Hay Feeder
One of our best-reviewed products! These heavy-duty feeders stand up to the strongest rams and bucks. "L" hooks allow feeder to hang over existing panels or gates.
  • Very strong! Most folks are impressed when they see these.
  • Inverted 5 in. "L" hooks enable feeder to hang on panels and boards up to 2" wide.
  • Just the right size for a flake of hay
  • Heavy enough to keep large ewes from knocking it down; unlike similar plastic feeders
Extremely well built. I use these for our goats and the sizing of the openings is just right to minimize wasting hay. I particularly like that the unit is portable, allowing it to easily be moved from the barn stalls to an outside paddock as required.

– Gary J., Pennsylvania
These hay racks are worth their weight in gold! A flake or two of hay fit perfectly and the rack is so sturdy and portable. I move them inside or outside depending on weather. My alpacas nibble from both sides when I hang the rack over a fence.

– Bonnie F., Virginia
Maximize Your Feed and Grazed Forage
Sheep/Goat ADE Premix
Sheep/Goat ADE Premix

Add to small batches of feed or mineral mixes for maximum vitamin potency.

  • Packaged separately to prevent vitamin degradation
  • Contains Vitamins A, D and E, and Calcium

Vitamins are usually acquired when the grass is fresh and green. But during winter months when hay and grain rations are fed, vitamins can be lacking. Always feed during late gestation and lactation to ensure colostrum and milk are enhanced with vitamins to meet nursing lamb’s needs.

Sheep & Goat BlueLite
Sheep & Goat BlueLite — $33.50
Feed and water supplement for periods of dehydration in sheep and goats. Includes electrolytes, vitamins and energy sources.
Mineral Premixes
Mineral Premixes
from $8
Complete trace mineral premixes for goats and sheep that supplement insufficient rations.
Deccox® — from $33
For controlling coccidiosis in ruminating calves, cattle, sheep and young goats. Do not administer to animals producing milk intended for human consumption.
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