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Hay saver insert

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Trevor L. Lienemann

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A hay saver insert is adapted to be removably positioned on and within a conventional cylindrical hay feeder. The insert includes an upper end portion which rests upon the upper end of the conventional feeder and a conical-shaped portion which extends downwardly into the interior of the feeder. Hay is placed within the insert and the animals have access thereto. Hay being pulled from the insert by the animals may fall into the area between the conical-shaped portion of the insert and the interior of the feeder which prevents the hay from being trampled.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a conventional round prior art hay feeder;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the hay saver insert of this invention positioned on and within the prior art feeder of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a partially exploded perspective view of the hay saver insert of this invention;

FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view illustrating the relationship of the insert and the prior art feeder; and

FIG. 5 is a side view of the hay saver insert mounted on the prior art hay feeder with portions thereof cut away to more fully illustrate the invention.

Claims

1. In combination:

2. The combination of claim 1 wherein said conical-shaped portion is truncated at its said lower end.

3. The combination of claim 1 wherein said upper end portion of said insert includes a plurality of upwardly extending and horizontally spaced-apart bars.

4. The combination of claim 3 wherein a ring-shaped frame member is secured to the upper ends of said upwardly extending and horizontally spaced-apart bars of said insert.

5. The combination of claim 4 wherein a ring-shaped frame member is secured to the lower ends of said upwardly extending and horizontally spaced-apart bars.

6. The combination of claim 5 wherein said ring-shaped frame member secured to the lower ends of said upwardly extending and horizontally spaced-apart bars rests upon the upper end of said cylindrical frame.

7. The combination of claim 6 wherein said generally conical-shaped portion of said insert extends inwardly and downwardly from said ring-shaped frame member which is secured to the lower ends of said upwardly extending and horizontally spaced-apart bars.

8. The combination of claim 1 wherein said conical-shaped portion of said insert has a lower end which is positioned above the lower end of said cylindrical frame of said livestock feeder.

9. The combination of claim 3 wherein a shield extends around said upwardly extending and horizontally spaced-apart bars of said insert.