• Hay Feeders


Put the Waist on Your Cow, Not on the Ground

For over 17 years, The Hay Manager has been  innovating and improving hay management tools to the farming industry. Besides manufacturing round bale feeders, we also provide mineral feeders, tools for pasture improvements and services for farmers and ranchers – custom designs or ideas that farmers need to fit their operation across the Midwest.

Our Products


Cattle Feeders

Cattle feeders: 99% efficiency. Infinite hay restriction with robust strength. Built with heavy sheet metal that doesn’t break from a bull pushing or bale spear piercing


Horse Feeders

Horse – Equine hay feeders: Designed to keep your horses safe from sharp edges and allow them to move around, eating the hay evenly through the toughest bale

Sheep Feeders

Sheep hay feeders: our design allows the sheep to reach everything without human intervention. Most of our customers are asking for the 7’ as their hay does not fall off over the edge.

Goat Feeder

Goat hay feeder: This design allows the goats to reach everything without harm or waste. No Spoilage, No Dangerous Points or Positions, Saves Labor as Hay Self Advances.


Saving lives of both humans and calves. A product will prevent a trip to the hospital by an upset cow and save calf by getting them to a proper nursery or warming hut.

Double Bale Feeder

Economical, weather proof, durable, high capacity and versatility, a quality, hassle free equipment that does what it is supposed to do and lasts

Less Waste, Save More

Our well-designed hay feeders are local innovation that makes hay bale feeders more efficient. Base on the Michigan State University’s researches, our hay feeder’s design has a proven outstanding efficiency. Its management will pay for your feeder.

Hay Saving

A proven outstanding efficiency. Saving your hay, estimated to save 10% more hay per bale.


18 years of testing. Built with a heavy 14 gauge metal-steel sheet that will last.

High Capacity

Handles any size bale with its 6ft-8ft diameter. The strength can handle all weights.

High ROI

100% ROI of one year with five or more animals, fewer than 100 days with 30 head of cattle.


Competitively priced with other cone style feeders. Feeders are durable, like your feed bunks.

Hay Feeder Design Can spare Nutrients and Lower Feed Costs

by Michigan State University

This study revealed that design features are important in reducing the amount of hay waste associated with feeding in round-bale feeders.

  • 3.5% waste with cone
  • 6.1% waste with ring
  • 11.4% waste with trailer
  • 14.6% waste with cradle

Effect of Hay Feeding Methods on Cow Performance, Hay Waste, and Wintering Cost

by Dickinson Research Extension Center

A conventional method of rolling bales was compared to feeding in a tapered-cone bale feeder.  The tapered-cone bale feeder reduced waste, decreased the amount of hay required per cow and cost per cow. Increasing ending weight, increased back-fat depth, increased body condition score at a decreased use of hay consumption.



“Bought one 5 years ago and later 3 more today. Haven’t done any repairs on them and plan to last 10 more years.”

Boyd G. – Homer, NE

“It saves a lot of hay”, said Flegen, who operates a cow/calf and feedlot operation south of Dell Rapids. “You drop a bale in those feeders and drop a bale in one of Ted’s feeders and you just about want to cry when you walk into the yard later,” Flegen said. “With brand X feeder, a quarter of the bale is on the ground.”

Kevin M. – SD

“They are designed so that anything the cows pull, falls down inside the feeder where they can clean it up,” said Brown, who lives 10 miles west of Dell Rapids. “I recommend them to anyone that wants to save money with the price of feed.”

Eric G. – NE

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