8 December 1995

Monthly fill enough for sheep feeder

A NEW sheep feeder that claims to save time because it needs filling only once a month, when one is provided for each 100 sheep, is available from Intermol.

Feeders are made from tough plastic and hold 600 litres (132gal) of liquid feed. This is enough to feed 100 ewes at the recommended rate of 0.2 litres (0.04gal) a head a day, it claims.

Intermol believes that 24-hour access to supplements will reduce the risk of bullying and stress at the feed trough.

It hopes these feeders will encourage more producers to consider the advantages of supplementing forage and grazing with its Biopro range of liquid feeds.

Feeder cost is about £180 delivered, depending on location (0117-9827071).