26 January 1996

Sheep feeder comes easy-to-assemble

ROUTINE tasks will be made easier with a new farmer-designed sheep feeding system, claims manufacturer Shearwell.

Feed barriers and walkthroughs are supplied in wood and metal to ensure a longer life, it adds.

The feed barrier boasts a rail that blocks the opening above the feed board when housing is over, so it can also be used for handling.

Shearwell says the tapered walkthrough provides more lying area and the 20cm (8 inch) raised floor allows monitoring of ewes at lambing time.

Its system, said to be quick and easy-to-assemble, is available in kit-form to reduce delivery costs.

The ready-painted feed barrier costs £5 a foot, and the walkthrough £6.50 a foot, locating pins are £1.90 each and sockets £1.80 each. (01643-841552)