The Round Bale Guardian(RBG) is a custom-designed round bale cover that works well for feeding cattle and horses. It is made of a heavy poly-woven material that allows the bales to breathe and is water resistant. The RBG allows you to set out many days or weeks worth of hay in a pen with the animals while maintaining control of the feeding schedule.
The RBG is designed to make feeding round bales very simple. After you put as many bales as you want into the pen, you decide how many bales you are going to feed and cover the rest with the RBG. Now you can remove the RBG covers as needed. This will allow you or anyone else to feed the next round bale in just a few minutes and without starting a tractor. This concept works great if you don't have regular access to a tractor, if you want to save fuel, and always, if you want to save time!
Check out the Round Bale Guardian in use:
Feeding horses - part 1:
Feeding horses - part 2:
The custom-fit of each RBG allows you to put it on and take it off in just a few minutes. Here are a few examples:
You have 3-4 horses that eat one round bale every 7-10 days. You put 4-5 round bales into the pen, leave one bale for the horses to eat and cover the rest with the RBG. Now you have 4-6 weeks of feed protected from the elements and from the horses in a short time and just one start of the tractor. Every 7-10 days you will only need to sp
end a few minutes removing one RBG to feed your next round bale.
You have 20-22 cows that eat one round bale per day. You put 11 round bales in the pen, leave one bale for the cows to eat, and cover the rest with the RBG. Now you have 10 days of feed protected from the elements and from the cows in a short time and with just one start of the tractor. Every day you will only need to spend a few minutes removing one RBG to feed your next round bale. In this scenario there is a 90% savings in fuel and tractor time.