How It Works
For nearly 30 years, pig farmers have known that Osborne Big Wheel Feeders are the most efficient pig feeders made. With patented mechanical-flow design, “no waste” has become an Osborne trademark. Osborne feeders set a new performance standard in the industry.
Pigs turn a multi-spoke feed wheel in the bottom of the round feed trough. A feed sweep, located inside the bottom of the hopper and attached to the feed wheel, sweeps feed past the cone and out of the hopper. Bump bars located inside the hopper agitate the feed to keep it moving. Feed falls through the center hole into the trough, where the feed wheel dispenses it to the pigs. Feed stops flowing when pigs stop moving the feed wheel, radically reducing waste. Osborne Big Wheel feeders are available for nursery, wean-to-finish, finishing, outdoor feeding, and ad-libitum feeding for sows.
- Fresh feed always available
- Self-cleaning round trough with no corners for feed to accumulate
- Round design allows for more standing room for pigs and take up less floor space than rectangular feeders
- Durable and rugged design for years of useful life
- Easy to clean
- Mechanical feed flow reduces feed waste more than gravity flow feeders
- Increase feed conversion rate
|Osborne Big Wheel® Nursery Feeders|
|Model No.||Styles Available||Feed Capacity*(lbs | kg)||Height(in | cm)||Trough Diameter(in | cm)||Hog Weight||Hog Capacity|
|RN4||Standard Painted Steel 304 Stainless Steel||52 | 24||24 | 61||18 | 46||10 days to 35 lbs. (16 kg)||Up to 25 head|
|RN3||Standard Painted Steel|
304 Stainless Steel
|157 | 71||30 | 76||22 | 56||2 weeks to 65 lbs. (29 kg)||Up to 60 head|
|RN1||Standard Painted Steel|
304 Stainless Steel
|235 | 106||36 | 91||26 | 66||2 weeks to 80 lbs. (36 kg)||Up to 60 head|
*Approximate feed capacity based on feed density of 42 lbs. per cubic foot.
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