This is one type of self-feeder where grain and supplement mix are placed in the feeder.  The advantage of a self-feeder is to reduce the cost of labor and equipment in comparison to a total mixed ration in a bunk.  Free-choice forage can be provided in addition to the self-feeder.

Holstein steers eating from self-feeder

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Description: This is one type of self-feeder where grain and supplement mix are placed in the feeder. The advantage of a self-feeder is to reduce the cost of labor and equipment in comparison to a total mixed ration in a bunk. Free-choice forage can be provided in addition to the self-feeder.

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