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PROVEN RESULTS SHOWN ON REAL RANCHES

Trials are part of our DNA. We work with leading farmers all over the world to quantify the great results that are being achieved.

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Grain assist lifts cattle growth

An on-farm trial found that a mob of rising two-year-old steers given access to 2.2lb of barley, formulated to balance their overall diet, ate significantly less forage crop, compared to the control mob which did not have access to the grain.

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Economical feeding maximizes creep feeding profits

A trial compared three groups of calves – free choice oats, controlled ration of barley and a group with no creep. It showed that while creep feeding is quite profitable, feeding a controlled ration is considerably more profitable because the feeding costs were reduced and they sold for a higher price/lb because they were in a health forward condition.

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Supplement lifts weight, reduces finishing time

Weaner cattle supplemented with 4.4lb/day of pellets out of a 3IN1FEEDER grew at a far higher rate. The average time to grow the steers from 500lb to a target weight of 1000lb reduced from an average of 315 days to only 182 days meaning that the number of finished steers could increase from 120 head per annum to 200.

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Yearling supplement lifts weight gain

A mob of yearling cattle supplemented with 2-3lb/day barley through 3IN1FEEDERS grew at a far higher rate than another mob that only had access to pasture. The average time to grow the yearlings from 517lb to target weight of 880lb reduced from an average of 185 days to only 127 days.

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Grain assist lifts cattle growth
Economical feeding maximizes creep feeding profits
Supplement lifts weight, reduces finishing time
Yearling supplement lifts weight gain
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See what farmers like you have had to say about their experience with 3IN1FEEDERS

Keith Konynenbelt, Nobleford, AB, Canada

This is our 2nd year of using the 3IN1FEEDERS. We saw them for the first time at the Ag Expo last spring and really liked the ideas behind the 3IN1 system. We calve our 300 cows/heifers and have always liked the idea of putting calves on creep, but didn’t like how the calves would get fleshy on “all they could eat” creep.

With the 3IN1FEEDERS we limited the calves to 3lb/day. When we weaned last August the calves looked really good. We also have a backgrounding feedlot, so the calves were weaned and went right onto feed very well. 

We are also very impressed with the construction and durability of the feeders. They have stood up very well to cows and bulls rubbing on them. No signs of any wear so far. We also really like the enclosed pen that let just calves in, and the way it folds up out of the way so easily. I would and have recommended these feeders to anyone looking for creep feeders.

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Gareth Jones, Powys, United Kingdom

I first bought a 3IN1FEEDERS 800 and put it in a shed with 10 bullocks, they took to the feeder straight away using the lick feeder system. There was no bullying and they all had their fair share, bearing in mind that these were 1000-1200lb bullocks. Because they were having a little and often they seemed to pull their bellies in and put it on their rear ends, just where you want the meat.

I sold the 10 bullocks at the local auction where they topped the market. All the farmers were looking and talking about them. I was so pleased with the results from the 800 feeder that I have now bought the larger 1800.

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Charlie Andrews, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

The 3IN1FEEDERS has proved most successful with our suckler herd. The calves look the best we have ever had and we would be pleased for anyone to have a look at them – this is down solely to the 3IN1FEEDERS.

We had a cow that broke her leg and unfortunately we had to put her down. The calf was having a bit of milk, not a lot, but with the 3IN1FEEDERS, the calf was able to fend for itself without being bullied by the other calves and has gone from strength to strength.

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Stephen Wilson, Hampshire, United Kingdom

As a newcomer to the suckler world in 2010, I was looking at creep feeders, nothing I looked at through regular suppliers offered a way of measuring the amount of grub the calves were getting, or even a theory on when they stopped scoffing meal at extortionate cost. Other than, they will stop eating when full.
I came across the 3in1feeder website and was impressed by the basic desire of the manufacturer to 'Not waste money'.

I contacted a few farmers with the feeders in use and got a very sensible response, the reaction was positive and educational, I was amazed at the variation of 'Home made mixes' as well as Bulk Blown material that was being served through either side of the 3in1feeder with success, as one farmer put it, 'we have never had calves like the ones we are growing since we introduced this feeder'. We will be adding another next year as the herd develops.

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Keith Konynenbelt, Nobleford, AB, Canada

This is our 2nd year of using the 3IN1FEEDERS. We saw them for the first time at the Ag Expo last spring and really liked the ideas behind the 3IN1 system. We calve our 300 cows/heifers and have always liked the idea of putting calves on creep, but didn’t like how the calves would get fleshy on “all they could eat” creep.

With the 3IN1FEEDERS we limited the calves to 3lb/day. When we weaned last August the calves looked really good. We also have a backgrounding feedlot, so the calves were weaned and went right onto feed very well. 

We are also very impressed with the construction and durability of the feeders. They have stood up very well to cows and bulls rubbing on them. No signs of any wear so far. We also really like the enclosed pen that let just calves in, and the way it folds up out of the way so easily. I would and have recommended these feeders to anyone looking for creep feeders.

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Gareth Jones, Powys, United Kingdom

I first bought a 3IN1FEEDERS 800 and put it in a shed with 10 bullocks, they took to the feeder straight away using the lick feeder system. There was no bullying and they all had their fair share, bearing in mind that these were 1000-1200lb bullocks. Because they were having a little and often they seemed to pull their bellies in and put it on their rear ends, just where you want the meat.

I sold the 10 bullocks at the local auction where they topped the market. All the farmers were looking and talking about them. I was so pleased with the results from the 800 feeder that I have now bought the larger 1800.

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Charlie Andrews, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

The 3IN1FEEDERS has proved most successful with our suckler herd. The calves look the best we have ever had and we would be pleased for anyone to have a look at them – this is down solely to the 3IN1FEEDERS.

We had a cow that broke her leg and unfortunately we had to put her down. The calf was having a bit of milk, not a lot, but with the 3IN1FEEDERS, the calf was able to fend for itself without being bullied by the other calves and has gone from strength to strength.

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Stephen Wilson, Hampshire, United Kingdom

As a newcomer to the suckler world in 2010, I was looking at creep feeders, nothing I looked at through regular suppliers offered a way of measuring the amount of grub the calves were getting, or even a theory on when they stopped scoffing meal at extortionate cost. Other than, they will stop eating when full.
I came across the 3in1feeder website and was impressed by the basic desire of the manufacturer to 'Not waste money'.

I contacted a few farmers with the feeders in use and got a very sensible response, the reaction was positive and educational, I was amazed at the variation of 'Home made mixes' as well as Bulk Blown material that was being served through either side of the 3in1feeder with success, as one farmer put it, 'we have never had calves like the ones we are growing since we introduced this feeder'. We will be adding another next year as the herd develops.

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Along with all the expected product information, our brochures also contain information on how the systems maximise rumen performance and decrease pasture consumption.

2017 Brochure

This brochure features a press release on pages 8 and 9 that explains why 3IN1FEEDERS are very different to any other feeder. It also shows all the new 2017 product releases including the 160HD, 800HD and Rubber Mats.

AF tick All the features of the newly released Heavy Duty Range
AF tick How the little and often system increases production
AF tickWhat is controlled creep feeding and why it’s more profitable
AF tickOn-farm trials showing great returns
AF tickFrequently asked questions and their answers

Shows

There is no better place to see the products in the flesh and chat to one of our expert team members about your operation and how the products can improve your profitability.

Date Show name Location Website
FEB 24-26 Western Farm Show Kansas City, MO www.westernfarmshow.com
APR 20-22 Oklahoma City Farm Show Oklahoma City, OK www.oklahomacityfarmshow.com
JUN 11-16 ABGA National Show Grand Island, NE www.abga.org
JUN 19-24 Midwest Stud Ram Sale Sedalia, MO www.midwestsale.com
JUL 21-23 Four State Farm Show Pittsburg, KS www.farmtalknewspaper.com
OCT 6-8 Ozark Fall Farmfest Springfield, MO www.farmtalknewspaper.com
DEC 14-16 Tulsa Farm Show Tulsa, OK www.tulsafarmshow.com

Western Farm Show

February 24-26

Kansas City, MO

Oklahoma City Farm Show

April 20-22

Oklahoma City, OK

ABGA National Show

JUN 11-16

Grand Island, NE

Midwest Stud Ram Sale

June 19-24

Sedalia, MO

Four State Farm Show

July 21-23

Pittsburg, KS

Ozark Fall Farmfest

October 6-8

Springfield, MO

Tulsa Farm Show

December 14-16

Tulsa, OK

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Frequently Asked Questions

PRODUCT QUESTIONS

What does 3in1 stand for?

It can be used for 3 different feeding options:

1. Controlled Feeding

2. Creep Feeder – a creep panel for lambs and creep gates for cattle

3. Free Choice Feeding

What do the codes stand for with the products?

800HD: 800 litres – 27 bushels

1800HD: 1800 litres – 51 bushels

3800HD: 3800 litres – 108 bushels

160HD: 5600 litres – 160 bushels

What do the numbers on the stickers stand for?

Volume per litres and lbs in the hopper.

What quantity do the feeders hold?

800: 500 kg – 27 bushels

1800: 1150 kg – 51 bushels

3800: 2400 kg – 108 bushels

Can the creep feeding gates be purchased at a later date?

Yes – they can be attached after the feeder is assembled.

USING THE FEEDERS QUESTIONS

Can any type of mixed feed be used?

The trough peak is angled at 45 degrees which alleviates the feed from bridging. This should allow most types of mixed rations to be fed.

How are the skidded feeders moved?

The feeders can be moved by skidding or lifting them. When skidding, the 800HD can be skidded full while the 1800HD/3800HD/160HD feeders can be skidded with 2000lb in them. The 3800HD and 160HD feeders can only be lifted with 3000lb of feed while the 1800HD and 800HD feeders can be lifted full.

How do they cope with rain?

When the adjusters are set correctly the feed should stay in the licking area. This means that the trough should remain clean and the moisture will drain out each end through the drain holes. Any driving rain that hits the panel above the trough will fall into a channel and drain out of each end. This prevents the feed within the lick area getting wet.

How are the feeders filled?

The opening of the 1800HD/3800HD/160HD is 7’7″. Most front end loader buckets are 7′ to allow loading bulk feeds. They can also be filled using mini bulk bags.

How does the lid open?

The lid is offset and has a handle on one side so it can be pulled back until it rests against 2 stops. The lid is fastened with a drop lock pin. The feeder is completely water proof.

How does the 13mm box spanner connect to the feeder?

The handle on the wrench can be threaded through a 10mm hole found under the rain protection of the feeder.

CONTROLLING THE RATION QUESTIONS

How can the feeder be used for controlled feeding?

It has 2 adjuster plates that move perpendicular to each other. Depending on where they are positioned it can restrict the stocks’ ability to lick the feed up. In the most restricted settings stock need their tongue to be moist enough for the feed to stick to it and come up out of the groove. After about 5 minutes of licking the tongue dries and they cannot get the feed to come out.

How do I ration the feed?

The feeders have an advanced adjustment system which involves 2 movable adjusters that slide perpendicular to each other. The feed falls into an area between these 2 adjusters. To increase the ration the height and width of the feed is increased. Incremental volume scales inside the feeder allows for assessment of feed outflow and whether the setting of the adjusters needs to be changed for desired outflow. From the experience of our trials and the feedback from our customers, we have developed a spreadsheet for different rations at different settings. This can be obtained upon purchase of these feeders.

How do you know where to set the slides for rationing?

The feeders come with a feed rationing chart on the panel above the trough. This will provide a good starting point of what amount stock will consume at each different setting. This is a guide only and farmers need to record actual feed intake to work out their own calculations because the different types of feed and other conditions can affect the intake. If stock are consuming more than desired these slides should be closed. If stock are eating less than desired then the slides should be opened.

How do you re-position the slides?

There are 4x bolts with 13mm heads that screw into captive nuts. This means only a supplied box spanner is needed to loosen and tighten the bolts.

What is the adjuster guard used for?

This ensures stock don’t move along the trough and forces them to lick from the same position. It’s main function is in rationing feed.

How do you position the adjuster guard?

It locates behind 5 braces on the 1800HD/3800HD/160HD. On the 800HD bushels it locates behind 3 braces. It is held in location with spring clips.

Can you shut the slides fully?

The top slide can close to a 1/8” gap so feed won’t flow under it.

Can the feeders be used for feed-lotting?

Many customers are using these grain feeders in feedlots. Even though they are saliva restriction feeders, the adjusters can be easily set to a full ration. The restriction system can initially have a useful purpose in the feedlot because it can be used to precondition sheep on a high starch base diet.

STOCK QUESTIONS

How many stock per feeder?

3IN1FEEDERS
160HD/3800HD/1800HD

30-40 cattle

20 cows with 20 calves

40 calves

800HD

15-20 cattle

10 cows with 10 calves

20 calves

Calf Creep Feeding
CGNA/CGW

20 calves each

Note: two CG can attach to the 3800HD.

CGN

10 calves each

Note: two CG1 can attach to the 800HD.

Can the feeder be used for cattle, sheep and goats?

Yes – all the external areas are reinforced with steel tube to ensure they stand up to the treatment of stock.

Can the height of the feeder be changed from cattle to sheep/goats?

On the 800HD, 1800HD and 3800HD, the pins that fasten the skids to the body work can be taken out and put back in with the skid at a different height. The 3800HD feeders come with 2 separate centre braces under the trough. One is for cattle and the other is for sheep height. This brace needs to be changed when adjusting the height.

Is it high enough to feed cattle?

Yes – it can be set at two heights – one suitable for sheep and one suitable for cattle. For cattle to eat from the feeder they do not need to get their shoulders under the weather protection panel.

Can cows and calves be fed simultaneously?

Yes – the Creep Gate Panel can be used on one side of the feeder to exclusively feed calves while the other side can have the Creep Gate in the raised position to allow cows to feed, either free choice or controlled ration.

Is shy-feeding stock a problem?

The largest contributor to shy feeding is the number of stock per feeder. For instance, if there were 30 weaners per feeder in a feed lot situation, shy feeding would be of no or very little concern. If the number of lambs were to increase to 50 in the same situation some shy feeders are likely to emerge. 3IN1FEEDERS has developed a system to identify shy feeders by mixing blue food dye with the feed. Please email us to ask for a free fact sheet if you would like to read more.

Get off to a FAST START

We want to make sure you have the best possible experience, get the best results and utilise your investment successfully in as many ways as possible.

Standard Operating Proceedures

Step by step instructions on how to use the grain/pellet feeders in all their applications.

User Guide

All the things you need to know about setting up, using the feeders and managing stock.

Consumption Log

A simple table to keep track of and calculate feed consumption.

CHECK OUT THE PRICES

Everyday low prices – we don’t have sales so you will always buy 3IN1FEEDERS at the best price

2 Year Warranty

Feeders are able to be used
for their intended purpose
based on them having
reasonable use and handling

Money Back Guarantee

If you are not completely
satisfied with your product
return it clean within 30
days for a full refund

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Money Back Guarantee

2 Year Warranty

Feeders are able to be used
for their intended purpose
based on them having
reasonable use and handling

If you are not completely
satisfied with your product
return it clean within 30
days for a full refund

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