A familiar sight? Yes there is a better way...

This sight is all too familiar... shown here is a recent photo taken by one of Hustler Equipment's field consultants, this Ranch is now eliminating the excessive hay waste shown here and reaping the rewards of beautiful pastures, more effective manure use, and even live weight gains in their herd. 


In the example in the picture above there are 6x bales and 6x hay rings/racks for 60-80 cows. As you can see each bale is less than half eaten for 4 reasons:

  1. Refusal - Due to the bale deteriorating each day as it weathers
  2. Contamination - Hay being dragging into the mud and spoiled
  3. Impalatable - Because the bale is not broken down the cattle need to tear apart the bale themselves, reducing the amount they consume.
  4. Over feeding - In order to allow each cow to gain equal access to the feed, 6 bales are required to be put out. This also causes over feeding. 

  A solution exists –

and it’s Hustler's unique

'Hay-Buffet' feeding system.


Imagine a 'Hay-Buffet' bale feeding system that:

  1. Allows each bale to serve 100+ cattle equally.
  2. Allows the bale laid out in a long swath so your cattle can serve themselves.
  3. Teases apart the bale without destroying the nutritional goodness, making it easier for your stock to receive all the nutrition you've put into a bale.
  4. Spreads manure throughout the pasture, eliminating concentration areas.
  5. Doesn't turn the beautiful pastures on your ranch into a muddy and infectious bog.
  6. And imagine all of this in a package that makes feeding so efficient, our customers see more than 40% savings in feed costs.



"In certain times of the year we'll use hay rings, we'll use hay trailers with heavy use areas, so we feed with rings, we feed with hay trailers along with the balefeeder, but a 1000 times over, a 1000 times over, this balefeeder is a far way better in my opinion than a hay ring or a hay trailer. There's places for those things, but if you have an opportunity to use the balefeeder then it's a no brainer"

Eric Elsner, University of Georgia Research

We’ve been really impressed with our Hustler balefeeder.  This past winter we were limited on hay supply because of dry weather, and we were able with this machine to limit-feed our cattle rather than free-choice our cattle and it really helped us stretch our hay supply through the entire winter. Not only did it do that, but it allowed us to feed hay throughout the pasture and spread fertiliser and nutrients around, so it’s been a real money-saver for us.

David Fiske, Virginia Tech University