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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 Feeder Panels
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 bale feeders on our farm. Over time, we noticed a hay waste problem. So we set out to make a better sheep feeder for round and square bales.

Premier’s Big Bale Feeders use the same sturdy, hot-dip galvanized construction as our proven Welded Wire Panels, but we have added reinforcement rods around the eating holes for extra durablity. The result is a stronger, more durable panel with the same “one mouthful at a time” feed-saving design.


  • Pays for itself in 1 year! (See below.)
  • 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
  • Typical lifetime of a feeder is 3 to 5 years. Sometimes longer if used with smaller/lighter animals.
  • Ships FREE via ground service when ordering more than one panel
How does a Big Bale Feeder pay for itself in 1 year?
Record-high forage prices are driving up costs. It’s more important than ever to reduce losses from wasted hay and baleage. Calculating lost $$ due to wasted hay provides a picture of the value of a better feeder design:
  Wastage % Wasted Hay $$
Big Bale Feeder 10% $264
Others 25% $660
Assumes 40 ewes each eat 5 lbs of hay for 165 days and hay costs $160/ton (8¢/lb).
$396 difference pays for a Premier feeder quickly!
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. from New York
X-Tuff Single Sided Hay Feeder
Extra strong galvanized metal feeder for sheep and goats
X-Tuff Single Sided Hay Feeder
X-Tuff Hay 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 and does from knocking it down
This is an extremely sturdy hay feeder which holds enough for several goats. I like the design—goats can’t get their feet into it, nor do they pull out a lot of the hay and waste it. Hangs on most fences. Excellent value.

– Kay S. from Massachusetts
Prime lambs and kids for growth!
Lamb & Kid Starter Feed
New! Lamb & Kid Starter Feed
Mini-pellet dry feed for lambs and goat kids. This creep supplement prepares small ruminants, particularly orphan-reared, for dry feed and primes them for growth.
  • Made with dried skim milk and flavored to encourage early consumption
  • Blend of multiple, easily digestible protein sources to provide optimal amino acid nutrition
  • Highly palatable, energy packed and medicated to smooth the stressful transition of the weaning process
Sheep & Goat BlueLite
Sheep & Goat BlueLite — $34
Feed and water supplement for periods of dehydration in sheep and goats. Includes electrolytes, vitamins and energy sources.
Mineral Premixes
Mineral Premixes
from $8.50
Complete trace mineral premixes for goats and sheep that supplement insufficient rations.
Deccox® — from $35
For controlling coccidiosis in ruminating calves, cattle, sheep and young goats. Do not administer to animals producing milk intended for human consumption.
Sheep/Goat ADE Premix
Sheep/Goat ADE Premix — $5.50
A vitamin ADE premix for livestock. Add to small batches of sheep and goat rations to maximize flock health and immunity.
Lamb & Kid Instant Milk Replacer
Lamb & Kid Instant Milk Replacer
from $25
Made with skim milk and acidified with CitriStim®, The Shepherd’s Choice® instant milk replacer provides everything lambs and goat kids need for optimal immunity and health.
PortaTroughs™ — from $49
Use these portable 3 and 5 ft troughs to water or feed sheep, goats, livestock protection dogs, ducks, geese and poultry. Withstands all weather and animal conditions.
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Premier has partnered with Pipestone Veterinary Services to offer advice from our combined group of small ruminant experts. Looking for ration advice? Let Dr. Morrical help you customize a feed ration for your situation.
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