This fall we decided to change the way we feed. It seems like no matter how you feed sheep they manage to waste half of the feed, especially hay. So, just prior to Christmas we purchased a TMR (Total Mixed Ration) vertical mixer. We built a fence line feeder (pictured here) in the main feeder pen and we're trying to figure out what works best for frequency of feeding. The sheep took a few days to get used to it, but now they come running when they hear the tractor go by. There is virtually no competition for eating room so even the younger ewes can have their fill. This feed mixer ensures that every bite the sheep takes is the perfect balance of nutrition. Next summer will be a time for building pens to accommodate this new system.