How to Make an Almost Cost-Free Livestock Feeder


| 3/16/2015 8:30:00 AM



Renee-Lucie BenoitMy husband is the king of re-use. As a matter of fact, we are kind of amused at all the hoopla surrounding the renew-reuse-recycle movement. Successful ranchers, homesteaders and small farmers have made this a way of life for years if not centuries. Glad the rest of the world is catching up! I have written before about our "junk pile," which is not junk but actually a storage yard for things that can be re-purposed into useful items with a little ingenuity, the right tools and a bit of skill.

One of the most ingenious things my husband has made are our livestock feeders. When I first saw him make one I was a bit non-plussed as to how they would work but now I am a 100-percent convert.

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The happy recipient.

Tools needed:



A pick-up truck to transport the tires or a really sturdy car with a big interior or trunk